Symbolon: Teaching for Conversion | CWR Staff | Catholic World Report
A new catechetical program from the Augustine Institute provides a comprehensive, orthodox, systematic presentation of the faith, while alos highlighting the beautiful, organic unity of the faith
Symbolon is a new catechetical program produced by the Augustine Institute of Denver, focused on providing a beautiful and systematic presentation of the Catholic Faith. It was filmed on locations in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta, and elsewhere, and features nationally-known teachers and scholars, including Edward Sri, Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Mary Healy, Teresa Tomeo, and many others.
Dr. Edward Sri, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, Theology, and Catechetics
Chancellor at the Augustine Institute, is the director of the Symbolon program. He recently spoke with CWR about Symbolon, its focus and goals, its contents and approach, and how it works.
CWR: In a nutshell, what is Symbolon, and who is it for?
Dr. Edward Sri: Today, many people have a fragmented understanding of the Catholic faith. We might know there are 12 apostles, 10 commandments, 7 sacraments, and 3 persons of the Trinity. But we have almost zero understanding how it all fits together and what difference it makes for our lives.
We at the Augustine Institute wanted to build a program that walks through the entirety of the Catholic faith, so that people can know their faith, understand how to live practically, and be able to articulate it to others. Symbolon is that program. It’s a video series for adult faith formation that was filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land and Calcutta and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver. It features dozens of teachers who explain the Catholic faith simply and in an engaging, life-transforming way.
CWR: What was the genesis of Symbolon, and how did the program come about? Who are some of the folks involved in producing the program?