The fourth issue, June – August 2003, of magazine Thriskeiologia–Holy/Profane magazine includes 9 articles.
The first part of the magazine (“Chronicles of Religious Studies”) consists of 2 articles.
G. Tsiantis presents on the one hand the translations of C. Malevitsis and on the other hand elements of his personal philosophical work, focusing mainly on a basic category of his thought, the religiosity.
V. Adrachtas deals with the problem of syncretism, analyzing it from a historiographical and etymological point of view, while at the same time he attempts a positive hermeneutical approach of the inter-religious encounter through a new understanding of the term.
The second part of the magazine on “Traditional Religions” has two articles.
I. Lewis offers us an anthropological/religious study of the phenomenon of ecstatic crisis, spirits’ possession, shamanism and sex through contemporary and historical examples.
In this first part of his article, V. Kostopoulos presents the cosmological and theological-biblical presuppositions in order one to understand Augustine’s theory on time and eternity.
The third part of the magazine, “Contemporary Expressions of Sacred”, includes 4 articles.
D. Arkadas analyzes the unhistorical, unreasonable and eclectic character of the “therapeutic” reading of holiness and attempts to approach it in a new way, a political reading of holiness.
D. Oulis focuses on the routes of the reservation of the church against the language and the problems of philosophy and points out ways in which a certain use of it could contribute in a creative way in its contemporary word.
D. Bekridakis presents the different views and understandings of Jesus in the New Age movement and the new dominant religiosity with the strong syncretistic trends.
The text by V. Adrachtas is the fourth and last part of his article on the role mysticism in the thought of W. James. Here he examines the role of mysticism in the biographies of James and the contradiction of his theory of knowledge with the traditional philosophy.
C. Arvanitis presents the way in which science-technology and theological thinking are approaching ecology and suggests the reflection of the eschatological experience and dimension in order to reinstate the foundations of research within the aims of human community.
The issue closes with the “Pages for Dialogue – Book Reviews”.