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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

6 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    Would the good Doctor-do-no-harm Doctor please provide a source for the greek text? Ive been trying to memorize the latin text…would love to print it all out , hang it on the wall…

  2. Ben says:

    …Do Doctors take the Hippocratic oath these days?? …something tells me Johnny Hopkins says, “no, of course not. What purpose would that serve other than getting in the way of our profits?”

    Our Lord was a healer, no?

    The healers will be dealt with soon enough… it will be Jesus Munchausen soon everywhere you look…

  3. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    The Greek text can be found without variation in any edition of the text of the New Testament. There are textual variations, a few of them significant, in the NT text, but not in this passage of Matthew.

  4. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    My understanding is that for several decades young doctors may choose whether or not to subscribe to the Oath. The clause about administering a pessary, i.e., performing an abortion, is the most obvious obstacle.

  5. Ben says:

    Thank you Dr.

    Ill look into how to acquire the Greek texts.

    And please forgive me for taking in vain the Lord’s name in last comment. I couldn’t help myself – I’m intrigued by the Manchausen mentality, by proxy or not, for it seems both the laymen and Hidden Powers want a kingdom of sickness to come….

  6. Jacob Johnson says:

    Would that this could be heard far and wide. Thank you all for going into detail on an overlooked subject.