Jordan Daniel Wood - Grace, Theosis, and Virtues
Podcast: Season 3, Episode 10
Jordan Daniel Wood is the first guest we’ve had on a second time…and we will have him on for a third!
I had a whole list of things that I wanted to talk with him about the first time we interviewed him, but after more than an hour discussing St. Maximus the Confessor and the vocation of the theologian we didn’t get to the rest of my list.
In this interview I had two buckets of distinct-but-not-separate topics that I was hoping to talk about. The first was about grace, theosis, and virtue. On other interviews I’ve heard Jordan talk about Maximus’s understanding of grace and I practically cheered when he said that grace is not something other than God.
That was my first bucket. The second was about universalism. Specifically, it was about how he, a theologian, navigates the tension of his theological work about universalism while still being faithful to the Church. But we didn’t get there this week and decided it was best to devote a whole episode to that discussion.
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Dominic and Paul had another great conversation with Jordan Daniel Wood. He's the first guest we have had on a second time! We were originally going to talk about grace and universalism. But we had such a great conversation about grace, theosis, and the virtues that we ran out of time for universalism. So there will be a third interview with him soon! Also, we were chatting before we began the podcast, and that content was so good (and followed up so well from our episode last week about the development of doctrine) that we decided to include it in the episode.
Jordan Daniel Wood is a stay-at-home dad of four young daughters. He entered the Catholic Church about eight years ago. He holds a PhD in Historical Theology from Boston College, and, when not changing diapers and making school lunches, is currently working on two translation projects. He is also the author of the book, “The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor.”
Our first interview with Jordan:
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