Crown and Crozier

Doing Death Well ~ Dr. Randall Smith

January 21, 2023 Patrick Brown Season 3 Episode 8
Crown and Crozier
Doing Death Well ~ Dr. Randall Smith
Show Notes

I know for certain, dear listener, that there’s at least one thing you and I have in common - each of us is going to die.

In this episode, we turn attention to that uncomfortable, sometimes distressing topic of death.

Our guest is Dr. Randall Smith, author of From Here to Eternity: Reflections on Death, Immortality and the Resurrection of the Body.

Dr. Smith reminds us that a proper understanding of death and the next world makes for a life that is more full of truth, goodness and beauty in this world. 

We also talk about what it means for the Church and the State to “do death well” - which includes rejecting the allures peddled by the transhumanist school of thought.

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, the author of numerous books, and a regular contributor to The Catholic Thing, an online Catholic news and commentary forum.

References

Dr. Randall Smith (University of St. Thomas webpage)

Dr. Randall Smith’s columns at The Catholic Thing

Dr. Randall Smith, From Here to Eternity: Reflections on Death, Immortality and the Resurrection of the Body (2022)


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