Assent Owed to Non-Infallible Teachings with Dr. John Joy

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Course Description: As part of the R&T Lecture Series, Dr. John Joy delivers a lecture in the scholastic disputatio style on the assent owed to non-infallible teachings of the Magisterium. Is the pope always infallible? How do we determine a teaching is not infallible? How do we determine which magisterial teaching to accept? These questions, and others, are explored by Dr. Joy.

Course Length: 1 Lecture (1:29:15)

Course Lecturer: Dr. Joy currently serves as Senior Theologian to the Bishop and Coordinator of Marriage and Family Ministries for the Diocese of Madison. Prior to this, he taught ethics at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, where he was appointed chair of theology and philosophy. He holds degrees from Ave Maria College (Michigan), the International Theological Institute (Austria), and the University of Fribourg(Switzerland); he is the co-founder and president of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies; his publications have appeared in Antiphon, New Blackfriars, and the Seminary Journal; and he is the author of On the Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisterium from Joseph Kleutgen to the Second Vatican Council, Studia Oecumenica Friburgensia, 54 (Münster: Aschendorff, 2017).