FORMED Book Club

FORMED Book Club

9 Seasons

Join Catholic experts and book lovers with decades of experience in publishing for in-depth weekly discussions of relevant Catholic texts. Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ (Founder of Ignatius Press), Vivian Dudro (Senior Editor at Ignatius Press), and Joseph Pearce (Director of Book Publishing at Augustine Institute). These discussions are part of an online community that reads and discusses a different book each month.
Go to formedbookclub.ignatius.com to sign up for free!

Books discussed:
Chance or the Dance by Thomas Howard. Electronic versions are available here.
Real Philosophy for Real People by Fr. Robert McTeigue .S.J.

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FORMED Book Club
  • Episode 1 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 1

    Why would a philosopher—a professional thinker—become Catholic? The better question is why wouldn't he. Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro begin reading Brian Besong and Jonathan Fuqua's collection of conversion stories, "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to C...

  • Episode 2 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 2

    Can it be good to be an atheist for a little while? Father Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss the conversion of philosopher J. Budzisziewski this week on the Formed Book Club as they move through the book “Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism,” edited by B...

  • Episode 3 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 3

    The conversions of Brian Cutter and Neal Judisch. Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss chapters 3 and 4 of "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism."

  • Episode 4 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 4

    The power of a beautiful church: Peter Kreeft walks into a cathedral for the first time—and becomes Catholic. Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss chapter 5 of "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism", edited by Brian Besong and Jonathan Fuqua.

  • Episode 5 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 5

    Who decided what books were included in the Bible? The answer may shock you. Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss the conversion of philosopher Logan Paul Gage in this study of “Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism.”

  • Episode 6 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 6

    What is faith, and why does it save us? Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro read about the conversion of Lutheran Robert C. Koons to Catholicism in “Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism.”

  • Episode 7 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 7

    What can Protestants teach Catholics about their own faith? Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro have a debate about the nature of love in this discussion on "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism," edited by Brian Besong and Jonathan Fuqua.

  • Episode 8 | Faith and Reason

    Episode 8

    How clear thinking can lead from the depths of despair to the arms of love. This is our last episode on "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism", edited by Brian Besong and Jonathan Fuqua.