Thriskeiologia – Holy/profane, issue 1, October-December 2000, pp. 176.
The first issue of Thriskeiologia – Holy/Profane (Review of the Science of Religions) includes 13 articles.
The first part of the magazine (“Traditional Religions”) consists of four articles.
D. Arkadas attempts a retrospective presentation of the meaning of God’s Judgment in the apocalyptic literature of early Judaism. At fist he examines the meaning of Judgment before the prophets and then in the early and main apocalyptic literature.
C. Terezis approaches the problem of the notion of Beginning in Christian cosmology and its relationship to the ancient greek one, based on some views of Basil the Great as presented in a text from his work On Creation.
M. Skoulas examines the intercultural and interreligious interaction between Judaism, Christianity and paganism in Asia Minor, focusing on the adoption by Christianity of the notion of the Holy Burial Space in the course of time.
A. Florou presents first in brief the historical evolution of Bektasism in Albania and then its relation to the Albanian national identity.
The second part of the magazine is dedicated to the theme “The death of God”. It consists of 5 articles.
It starts with an abstract from the book of S. Kyriazopoulos, Prolegomena to the question about God (1960), which underlines that the mentality of objectification of God, i.e. the theological scholarship itself, is responsible for the “Death of God”.
G. Tsiantis, referring to the famous saying of Nietze, examines the context in which it was said and understood, that of “European nihilism”, as well as the consequences of the rejection of metaphysics.
F. Terzakis presents in brief the idea of the “death of God” in the philosophy of Hegel, Nietze and Heidegger, as well as the critical approach of Adorno to the meaning and content of “dead God”.
A. Nikolaides focuses on the dialectic relationship between the feeling of the “death of God” and the “European Civilisation”.
P. Karamouzis describes the secularization of the Church in the West and the exile of God and presents the positions of the main representatives of the “theology of the death of God” as well as the consequences of their theology.
There follows the third part of the magazine, “Contemporary Expressions of Holy”.
D. Bekridakis presents the asymptote of the two iconological approaches of the Orthodox tradition, the digital and the iconographic.
ThearticlebyD. Adrachtas – part I in this issue – refers to the mystical reading of the traditional philosophy, as attempted by W. James. In this article we find the case study and some elements around the role of mysticism in the life and work of W. James.
S. Rozanis analyses the political double meaning of the contemporary version of Jewish messianism.
C. Tsironis examines the globalization of economy, analyses the moral dilemmas and the clash of values that this context generates.
The issue closes with the “Pages of Dialogue”