Thursday, March 5, 2009


The Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth & the Good Life, by Peter Kreeft

*"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
*Socrates is on campus at Desperate State University challenging common misguided beliefs by his classic form of pedagogy-questioning, or the Socratic Method, as we've come to call it.

Being a stone cutter, he once sculpted a pedestal without a statue, and cut in the inscription "to the unknown God." This was the very inscription Paul of Tarsus referred to when he preached to the philosophers on Mars Hill, where statues of the gods stood. Acts 17, Paul connected his God and Socrates' god in this way; he said, "the god you worship in ignorance, I now declare to you." Socrates questioned the old gods; Paul introduced the new God.

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