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Saints vs. Scoundrels

March 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

What would it be like for the saints to confront their moral, theological, or philosophical counterparts in history? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Benjamin Wiker about his book Saints vs. Scoundrels to find the answer.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • What was the motivation for choosing these particular people from history?
  • Why is the book written in a dramatic context?
  • How much research was involved in writing the book?
  • Why are these particular saints and scoundrels paired together, especially if they came from different time periods?
  • saints vs scoundrelsHow did Dr. Wiker's encounters with the writings of these saints and scoundrels influence his conversion to the Catholic Church?
  • Do the saints all have similar personalities because they are saints?
  • What can the reader gain from this book?
  • Is there a pattern among the scoundrels which leads them to their erroneous thoughts and beliefs?


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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Twice a week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching. On Tuesdays, they interview various authors, and others, about their spiritual books and other resources, and about their own insights into those resources. On Fridays, they get specific on subjects which, primarily include prayer, overcoming sin, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, virtue, and holiness.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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