The Fallen Angel Model: Deeper into the Mysteries

The Fallen Angel Model: Deeper into the Mysteries

Presenting The Fallen Angel Model at the Robson Ranch Library

The Fallen Angel Model: Deeper into the Mysteries

by Joe P. Provenzano, Ron D. Morgan, and Dan R. Provenzano

Modern science tells us that our “physical” universe began in a highly ordered, but unstable, non-physical state where even the laws of physics were not fully formed. It’s almost like something spiritual became broken. Evidence for design is apparent in evolution and has baffled scientists for decades. Yet, it is a world full of evil, suffering and death. On the other hand, Scripture tells us that God created everything, and it was good. But when Lucifer and other angels fell, all hell broke loose! Literally. Can we reconcile these two accounts of creation in a way that provides deeper insights into the mysteries of both the scientific and the biblical accounts of creation? The Fallen Angel Model addresses that question by speculating on whether our evolving universe, filled with physical and moral evils, is somehow linked to the fall of the angels.

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TESTIMONIALS

“A proposed connection between an event described by science and an ancient revelation.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, interim director of the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

“This book has to do with how the creation of the universe came about and where evil came from. This treatise is the most unique and original idea I’ve seen in theology in 50 years.” – Thomas P. Sheahen, former director of the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The Philosopher — Joe P. Provenzano has an M.S. in Physics and is the author of Conscious Energy (previously published as The Philosophy of Conscious Energy) and How to Believe in God and Science — In Three Easy Steps.

joepro@proandsons.com

The Deacon — Ron D. Morgan is a deacon in the Catholic Church and is a lifelong follower and student of physics.

rondmorgan@gmail.com

The Scientist — Dan R. Provenzano has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. Dan works with lasers and fiber optic sensors.

danpro3@gmail.com

Joe and Ron are retired and live near Dallas, Texas. They have been brothers-in-law for over fifty years and have been developing the ideas and insights in this book for almost that long. Dan is the son of Joe and his wife, Linda. He is currently an Optical Scientist working in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dan is married with three children and has been involved with these ideas all his life. He wrote the ProWave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics when he was in graduate school in the late 1990’s (see Appendix B).

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Discovering the Fullness of Reality: How Partial Truths Obscure the Union of Faith and Science

by Dr. David J. Keys

“Is there a transcendent element to Human Life?” In pursuit of an answer, Keys presents to the reader both things of the world which exist, affirming the teachings of science, and things of this world that apparently defy such teaching. Because, by definition, truth cannot deny another truth, Keys shows that in the end contradicting truths can both be true, but true in the sense they both accurately address only a subset of reality.  It is when one considers the FULLNESS OF REALITY that apparent contradictions can be reconciled to one another.  It is in this way that science and faith, which many say do not mix, can be demonstrated to NOT oppose one another; rather, they complement each other.

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Watch now the September 18, 2021, webinar hosted by the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology with Catholic author, Dr. David Keys, on his book Discovering the Fullness of Reality: How Partial Truths Obscure the Union of Faith and Science. This presentation is copyrighted by Dr. David Keys. All Rights Reserved. 

TESTIMONIALS

“Dr. Keys has made the case beyond any reasonable doubt that God (or someone) somehow designed and guided the evolution of our universe to produce life and consciousness.” – Joe Provenzano, co-author with Ron Morgan and Dan Provenzano of The Fallen Angel Model: Deeper into the Mysteries

“Dr. David Keys leads the reader through a process of discovery of the Fullness of Reality, which is also the Fullness of Truth, and that is none other than a Person, namely Jesus Christ.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, co-author with Dr. Ronda Chervin of Catholic Realism: A Framework for the Refutation of Atheism and the Evangelization of Atheists

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Dr. David Keys received a Ph.D. in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1984 and a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio in 2013. For 38 years he worked in the field of Medical Physics, being involved in the physics of radiation treatment of cancer patients and in the physics of diagnostic imaging of patients and was named a Fellow by the American College of Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the American College of Medical Physics. Dr. Keys retired from Medical Physics in 2012, and has since then, published a book—Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence, has been on EWTN, Immaculate Heart Radio, and Covenant radio networks and has delivered numerous talks on a variety of topics, including Faith and Science, the Shroud of Turin, and the Tilma of St. Juan Diego. In June, 2021, Dr. Keys was named Catholic Man of the Year in the St Louis Archdiocese by Lu Cortese’s St Joe Radio/SJENT.

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by Dr. Peter Redpath

Mortimer Adler stood on the metaphysical and moral teachings of Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas to convey to his readers an understanding of the nature of Aristotle’s rhetoric as an essential means for transmitting to readers of his time and to posterity a specific understanding of philosophy as an essential humanistic, educational tool that might, someday, be able to issue in global peace. Thus understood, rhetoric enables teachers to convey a living tradition of uncommon common sense wisdom and promotion of peace among human beings from one generation to another. In so doing, it trans-generationally transmits uncommon commonsense metaphysical wisdom and moral prudence in the form of a cultural heritage as a traditional enterprise (team effort) that fosters trans-generational improvement of individual and social life, and peaceful and cooperative living together.

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The full version of this talk entitled “Modern Media Bias and the Lost Liberal Arts of Listening and Speaking” was given at the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology on June 19, 2020, at a webinar entitled “Media Bias: The Manipulation of Faith, Science & Technology” available online at https://faithscience.org/media-bias/

ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY THE AUTHOR

“I wish to thank my colleagues at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Prof. dr. hab. Piotr Jaroszyński and Prof. dr. hab. Imelda Chłodna-Błach for inviting, and assisting, me to give the prestigious 2021 Jacek Woroniecki Memorial Lectures. In so doing, with the help of the students participating, they enabled me analogously to compare and articulate the historical, cultural, and civilizational magnitude of these Lectures and my current monograph to that of the celebrated ‘Father of Modern Philosophy’ René Descartes first presenting his work, Meditations on First Philosophy, to ‘The Most Wise and Illustrious The Dean and Doctors of the Sacred Faculty of Theology in Paris’ at the University of Paris in 1641. They did so, particularly, by allowing me, for a first time publicly, in detail, at a prestigious international university, to show how the contents of this book and these Lectures contain the main philosophical, psychological, and social science remedy to counteract the widespread cultural and civilizational damage that, unwittingly on his part, Descartes’s misunderstanding of the nature of philosophy—especially of the human person, metaphysics, wisdom, prudence, and common sense—unleashed on future generations of human beings in the West and globally.” – Dr. Peter Redpath

TESTIMONIALS

“Revisiting Mortimer J. Adler’s classic book How to Speak. How to Listen, Redpath transcends the work with penetrating historical, psychological, and philosophical insights with wit and humor on why the arts of listening and speaking are essential for the pursuit of common sense—the first principle of understanding— and commonsense wisdom in promoting world peace. College students to global leaders will benefit immensely from the collaborative efforts of these two commonsense intellectual giants!” – Marvin B. Daniel Peláez is the founder of The Boethian Renewal and Co-Director of the Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics. He is also a Supervisory Economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter A. Redpath is presently Rector of the Adler-Aquinas Institute (www.adler-aquinasinstitute.org); founder and former Chair of the St. John Paul II Thomistic Studies Graduate Philosophy Concentration in Christian Wisdom for Holy Apostles College and Seminary; CEO of the Aquinas School of Leadership (www.aquinasschoolofleadership.com); and a contributing scholar in the Thomistic Studies graduate program at the University Abat Oliba, Barcelona, Spain. Former Full Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University, New York, Redpath has taught philosophy on the college and university level for over 52 years, plus courses at the Staten Island, Arthur Kill Correctional Facility and New York City’s Riker’s Island. He is author/editor of 17 philosophical books and dozens of articles and book reviews; has given over 200 invited guest lectures nationally and internationally; is president and co-founder of the International Étienne Gilson Society; co-founder and vice president of The Gilson Society, former vice-president of the American Maritain Association, Chairman of the Board of the Universities of Western Civilization and the Angelicum Academy home school program; a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Books Academy home school program; a former member of Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research; a member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Catholic Education Foundation; Academician of The Catholic Academy of Sciences in the United States of America; editor of the Brill/Rodopi Gilson Study Special Series; former executive editor of Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS) for the Dutch publisher Editions Rodopi, B. V.; former editor of the Studies in the History of Western Philosophy special series for Editions Rodopi and former editor of the Editions Rodopi Gilson Studies Special Series; former associate editor, and current advisor of the journal Contemporary Philosophy; a recipient of St. John’s University’s Outstanding Achievement Award; a distinguished alumnus of Xaverian High School; a Fellow of the Priority Thinking Institute; and former Graduate Fellow at the SUNY at Buffalo. He currently resides with his wife, Lorraine, in Cave Creek, Arizona.

One of the books Dr. Redpath has edited and highly endorses is Origin of the Human Species by Dr. Dennis Bonnette. Dr. Bonnette has also written an article on the topic entitled, “The rational credibility of a literal Adam and Eve.” When combined with the article, the book provides a Thomistic interpretation of mainstream evolution theory that is consonant with Catholic teaching, including that regarding our first parents.The article is found in the peer reviewed Spanish philosophical journal, Espiritu. For a list of articles published on the Catholic World Report, see http://www.catholicworldreport.com/author/redpath-peter/

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21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages

by Albert Domm

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TESTIMONIALS

21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages is a pithy book that provides synopses of consequential events and significant people of the past 21 centuries. All are described within the context of the Catholic Church as distinct from any other history since Catholic history is sacred history, the sacred history of the Holy Spirit extending Christ’s presence in time through the Sacramental Church and, in particular, through saints. I highly recommend this charming book.” – Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA, author of Catholic Church History: Pre-Christian to Modern Times, Eastern Civilization from a Catholic Viewpoint, East and Southeast Asian History, Western Civilization: From Prehistorical Times to the Protestant Reformation and Western Civilization: From the End of the Renaissance to Modern Times.

“Dr. Albert Domm has created a marvel, a history of the Catholic Church in twenty-one pages. Ludwig von Pastor wrote a history of the popes and it took him forty volumes. More recently, Warren Carroll and his wife produced a history in six volumes. Remarkably, 21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages covers all the bases and introduces to the reader most of the main characters in history of Catholicism. This book would be a great resource for an RCIA class or another place where a quick overview is needed. The book is easy to read and filled with entertaining tidbits. Dr. Domm includes an excellent annotated bibliography which is helpful for further research.​” – Msgr. Michael Witt, host of several WCAT Radio Church history programs entitled Witt and Wisdom, including “The First Twelve Generations: The Early Church History,” “Medieval Catholic Church History,” “Catholic History from Modern Times (1274-2000)” 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Domm received a BS in chemistry and biology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and an MD from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He did a residency in Pathology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). He is board certified in Pathology and is in private practice. In 2013, he received a Masters of Theology with an emphasis in Church history from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. He has taught a number of classes in Church History at a parish level. He is the father of five children and resides in Columbia, Tennessee, which is a little south of Nashville.

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TESTIMONIALS

“There are two kinds of logic:  mathematical logic, for computers, to deal with abstractions, and ordinary language logic, for human beings, to deal with things in the real world.  Neglect of the second kind of logic is one of the main reasons why students today can’t read or think as well as previous generations.  This logic text is a fine beginning to reverse that decline.  It’s also an excellent introduction to common-sense philosophy.” — Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College, and author of Socratic Logic: A Logic Text using Socratic Method, Platonic Questions, and Aristotelian Principles, Edition 3.1

“In an age in which truth has lost its natural and compelling self-evidence, we have to go back to the “first things” in our programs of education.  Thaddeus Kozinski helps meet this need with the present book, which offers something much rarer than it ought to be: a logic textbook designed for young minds, and indeed one that understands that the purpose of logic is not just to make formally valid arguments, but to articulate what is.  Highly recommended!” — Dr. David C. Schindler, Professor of Metaphysics and Anthropology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute

“While aimed at teenagers, this introduction to Aristotelian logic as it concerns the grasp and formation of concepts will be of benefit to many others, whether already learned in Aristotle or not. Its straightforward and uncomplicated presentation gives ready insight into a form of logic that, despite or perhaps because of its lack of modern ‘algebraisized’ sophistication, is more immediately intuitive and useful. Its direct, simple, and assertoric style of presentation, its clever use of examples from elementary grammar, its avoidance of philosophical polemic, as well as its use of dialog boxes, simple questions and exercises, make it eminently suited to its purpose. The mastery of the elements of Aristotelian logic is of great value in and of itself independently of its relation to other and more modern ways of teaching logic, especially as these other ways do little to promote appreciation of and mastery in the art of concept formation. This book will do much to make up for such deficiency, and at an age when direct, assertoric presentation, without distraction into controversy and alternatives, is both more suitable and more useful.” — Dr. Peter Simpson, Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the City University of New York Graduate Center

“In a comment crazed culture that forms instantaneous judgements and opinions based on slogans, memes, headlines, sound bites, and emotion, the paucity of our society’s logical skill has never been more evident. The need for a solid education in how to reason well has become all the more urgent, and Kozinski’s book starts right where it needs to: the very foundation of logical thought. Words, Concepts, Reality is an accessible and timely work for assisting young minds, and older minds that are still young in ability, become well-ordered and efficient in fulfilling their purpose: truth.” — Matt D’Antuono, physics teacher and author of A Fool’s Errand: A Brief, Informal Introduction to Philosophy for Young Catholics and other works

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski taught philosophy and humanities for ten years at Wyoming Catholic College, where he also served as Academic Dean. He is an advocate of Catholic liberal education and the Socratic method of teaching, and has authored a number of articles and books, including The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Cannot Solve It and Modernity as Apocalypse: Sacred Nihilism and the Counterfeits of Logos. He teaches Great Books for Angelicum Academy, and spiritual direction for Divine Mercy University.

 

 

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Teaching and Learning in the Age of COVID19

Teaching and Learning in the Age of COVID19: Faith-Based — Online and Emergency Remote

Ed. by Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Ph.D.,  Timothy Westbrook, Ph.D., and Victoria Dunnam, Ph.D.

with a Foreword by Dr. Mary E. Lowe

Over the past two decades, a generation of educational technologists and instructional designers have been working in our theological schools across the United States to assist faculty in the use of appropriate technologies within their teaching and learning environments. Originally, the classrooms in which they worked were of the brick-and-mortar kind with faculty and students physically showing up to a certain space within a scheduled time of the week. Increasingly, the classrooms have become of the digital kind with faculty and students meeting in a virtual commons over the expanse of a given week. With the rise of COVID19 in March, 2020, and the subsequent lockdown, faculty were asked to engage their students via Emergency Remote Learning, which required everyone to learn on the fly how to develop and manage a virtual classroom in real time. This book offers assistance to faculty as we continue our work of digitally engaging our brick-and-mortar students.

For more on the Faith-Based Online Learning Directors, which sponsored this collection, visit the group here

Paperback $19.95 | Kindle $9.99

CONTENTS AND AUTHORS

Foreword by Mary Lowe

Introduction by Sebastian Mahfood, OP

Engaging the Literature

1. Online Homiletical Pedagogy as Difficult Conversation by Dave Bland

2. Compensation and Ownership: The Current State of Online Course Development at Christian Colleges by Rebecca Hoey and Fawn McCracken

3. Online Doctoral Students at a Faith-Based University: Concerns of Online Education by Kelly Price, Julia Price, and Deborah Hayes

4. An Investigation into the Implications of Dewey’s “Learning Situation” for Online Education by Timothy Paul Westbrook, Morgan McGaughy, and Jordan McDonald

5. Teaching Presence (Course Design, Direct Instruction, and Facilitated Discourse) and the Impact on Student Success in Online Learning by Victoria Dunnam

 

Engaging the Learner

6. Engaging Online Students through Customer Service and Pastoral Care Mentality by Sunday Akin Olukoju

7. Steps toward Equitable Access for Faculty New to Online Learning by Lawrence Hopperton

8. Actively Engaging the Remote Learner by Matthew Boutilier

9. Facilitating Learner-Centered Online Education by Lawrence Hopperton

10. eQuity: Considering “Otherness” in the Online Classroom by Timothy Paul Westbrook

11. Flipped Classrooms: Reshaping the Tyndale Degree Completion Program for Engagement and Learning by Lawrence Hopperton

12. Building an Online Course for the Catholic Distance Learning Network: Teaching Theology and Science Online by Sebastian Mahfood and Michael Hoonhout

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP on Online Teaching

Dr. Timothy Westbrook on Faculty experiences in this period of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT)
Mr. Rollin Guyden "Expanding your Instructional Toolbox to Engage Students"
Dr Larry Hopperton, Dir. of DL Technology @ Tyndale on Accessibility Issues
Mrs. Phyllis Ennist on Community, Engagement, Belonging in Online Courses
Dr. Stephanie Mahfood presenting on Video Enhanced Observation
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, on CARES Act and its Impact on Theological Schools
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, on Flipping Emergency Remote Teaching through Audio and Video Podcasting
Dr. Mark Maddix on Online Learning
Dr. Lester Ruiz on Technology in Theological Education
Dr. Larry Hopperton and Dr. Matt Boutilier on Actively Engaging the Adult Learner
Fr. Sergius Halvorsen on Vulnerability and Trust: Building Communities of T & L

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Ph.D., has served since 2010 on the faculty of Holy Apostles in Cromwell, CT, after eleven years on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He has been a Lay Dominican of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Chapter in the Province of St. Albert the Great since 2008. His work in the areas of lay and priestly formation led him to found a Catholic publishing house called En Route Books and Media, which has produced almost two hundred titles since 2014, and an online Catholic radio station called WCAT Radio, which currently hosts over six dozen programs. Dr. Mahfood holds a doctorate in postcolonial literature and theory from Saint Louis University along with several master’s degrees in the fields of comparative literature, philosophy, theology, and educational technology.

Timothy Paul Westbrook, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Bible and Ministry at Harding University and directs the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry. He has been involved in distance edu-cation professionally since 2005 and has both published and presented on best practices and learning theory as they pertain to online course design. He serves as an executive officer for Faith-based Online Learning Directors (FOLD) and is a member of ACCESS and Society for Professors of Christian Education. Westbrook has earned his M.A. in doctrine and his M.Div. with a concentration in Old Testament from Harding School of Theology. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Victoria Dunnam, Ph.D., currently is an Educational Technology Consultant for Union Theology Seminary, a Moodle Administrator, a Quality Reviewer/ Learning Architect for iDesign and is an Instructional Designer and Content Developer for online courses for universities, as well as an adjunct online instructor. She owns and operates Dunnam Consulting. She completed her doctorate from Grand Canyon University with Ph.D. in Psychology with Emphasis on Integrated Technology and Learning, She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from University of Texas in Brownsville and a BBA Computer Science degree from Hardin Simmons University. She is a member of the executive committee for Faith-Based Online Directors (FOLD) organization. Her interests and passion is online learning and creating quality online course design that impacts student’s online learning experience.

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