Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Peter Kreeft Again

Dr. Peter Kreeft | How to Win the Culture War | Franciscan University
22th Nov. 2011 | Franciscan University of Steubenville

7:45 Philanthropy and euergetism seem related.

Antiochus VII Euergetes, Seleucid king, reigned 138–129 BC
Attalus III Philometor Euergetes, king of Pergamon, reigned 138–133 BC
Mithridates V Euergetes, king of Pontus, reigned 150–120 BC
Nicomedes III Euergetes, king of Bithynia, reigned 127–94 BC
Ptolemy III Euergetes, king of Egypt, reigned 246–222 BC
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II, king of Egypt, reigned 169–164, 144–132, 126–116 BC
Telephos Euergetes, Indo-Greek ruler, reigned 75–70 BC
Tiraios I Euergetes, king of Characene, reigned 95/94-90/89 BC

Now read Luke 22 ... I think you can guess what verse ...

[ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· οἱ βασιλεῖς τῶν ἐθνῶν κυριεύουσιν αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ ἐξουσιάζοντες αὐτῶν εὐεργέται καλοῦνται.]

If you prefer the term "philanthropy" I can mention there is a Greek saying "philanthropos ho Theos" meaning, perhaps, that assuming the title philanthropist is kind of taking a title of God for yourself.

8:47 "since the essence of sainthood is unselfishness" - is it?

A saint is never selfish? W a i t ... have you heard of the sisters Martin?

One of them wanted Our Lord just for herself and the other ones wanted Our Lord and their sister just for themselves ...

15:22 into the video.

Peter Kreeft's voice is agreeable all through, hard to imagine him as Screwtape.

At the computer beside, for some minutes by now, another voice is smattering, a near bald man surrounded by high generals in a Russian square somewhere.

Peter doesn't grow weary of sounding nice and some other Vlad doesn't grow weary of sounding angry, irritated.

The square looks a bit surrounded by red, by the way ...

And despite title being in Hungarian, it seems that the video recorded an event from May 9th 2022 - victory day for WW-II.

19:04 so is the universe, by 7161 years, according to the Roman Martyrology ... did I hear you mentions some other number?

That other number is over here promoted by calling it sophistication and nuance.

41:07 Some women want abortion because their daughter didn't bother about birth control.

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