Sunday, December 10, 2017


On December 8th I gave a 20 minute talk on the Theology of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Ancient Greek Poetry (aka Sappho but also Empedocles) at an all day function at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Here is the 'script' for my talk.

As I discussed in that talk and in certain posts here, Sappho is arguably a descendant of Indo-Europeans of a "matriarchal" or sexually egalitarian culture that has long been speculated to have spread from the region near the Sea of Azov (aka Crimea/Ukraine); the most recent DNA evidence (just in the past few years) strongly supports such speculation: click here to see the lecture by Colin Renfrew (of Cambridge University) at the University of Chicago posted on Youtube November 22, 2017.