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Re: Latter-(day) Re: Inflecting Jesus Christ (was: Never violate a universal ...)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, September 8, 2003, 8:50
Staving Tristan McLeay:
>On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, David Barrow wrote: > > > So, 'latter-day' is a compound adjective with a different meaning to > > 'latter'. I suppose Latter-Day Saints comes from them being likened in > > some way to those of Jesus' time, what do the Mormons here say? And > > maybe the German and Dutch speakers can say how the above definition > > fits in with their translation of the term > >That's certainly how I always interpreted it; saints always seem to come >from a long time in the past. When was the most recently born saint born? >
I don't know when they were born, but St. Maximilian Kolbe (offered his life in exchange for that of another prisoner in a concentration camp) and St. Edith Stein (singled out by the Nazis as an ethnically Jewish Dutch Catholic after the Catholic Church in Holland spoke out against Nazi persecution of the Jews) both died during the second world war. There may be more recent saints than them. Pete