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ROMANITY, OR BARBARITY? (Δ)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 6/02/18) Chapter 2- So, Hellenes, or Romans? In this chapter, we will take a short historical stroll to the sources, in order to clear up the confusion that the later ideological expediencies had accumulated around our national … Continue reading

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THEIA KOINOONIA FROM SACRED KOINON,COMMUNITY (b)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 9/04/18) I. Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Church at Corinth (c. 96/97). 1. The Corinthian Schism, a Blot on Christian Integrity (1:1-2) This and the succeeding items in this section are in the translation of C. … Continue reading

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ROMANITY, OR BARBARITY? (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 12/11/17) Part A – Our national names  Chapter 1 – The two trends of the 19thcentury  We shall begin our study with a clarification regarding the terms “Hellenes” and “Romans”, under which terms there underlies a huge … Continue reading

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THEIA KOINOONIA FROM SACRED KOINON,COMMUNITY (a)

Early Church documents The Foundation,Organization, and Institutionalization of the Christian Church Jesus Christ founded the Church. This assertion cannot be contested. How the fact came to be, however, has frequently been the subject of debate. This process of founding and … Continue reading

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ROMANITY, OR BARBARITY? (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/10/16) The historical framework that we are proposing here will assist in the understanding of certain problems and misapprehensions which will otherwise remain obscure.  A characteristic, recent example is Durosel’s renowned “History of Europe”, which ignited multiple … Continue reading

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ROMANITY, OR BARBARITY? (A)

THE HISTORICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE,HELLENISM AND THE WEST PROLOGUE Quite often in various discussions I happened to notice that the term “Byzantinism” was being used with a negative inference. The term “Byzantinology” is used when someone talks superfluously. … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA Ztel)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  7/01/14) 12.20 The Passion Drama of the Dying God But the splendor of the god, to whom all of the treasure rooms of the world have been opened, is overcast suddenly by a profound darkness. Behind the … Continue reading

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GETTING THE POOR DOWN FROM THE CROSS – Christology of Liberation

PLURAL CHRISTOLOGIES Who is Jesus of Nazareth? The response to this question has  always been plural since the  first followers of Jesus. The texts of the New Testament are first witnesses to the foundational pluralism of  Christianity. It is in … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  20/08/13) 12.14 The God of the Women Women make up the intimate surroundings and retinue of Dionysus. He, himself, has something feminine in his nature. To be sure, he is in no way a weakling but a … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/02/13) 12.11 The Ancient Fertility Deity Despite the blame placed on Hera, the myth is telling of the son of a king who is given the scepter of kingship and placed on the throne as the last … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/02/13) 12.11 The Ancient Fertility Deity Despite the blame placed on Hera, the myth is telling of the son of a king who is given the scepter of kingship and placed on the throne as the last … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  25/6/12) 12.9Dionysus Dionysus was the ancient Greek god of fertility, ritual dance, and mysticism, the mysterious and paradoxical god of altered states, of ecstasy and terror, of wildness and of the most blessed deliverance – the mad … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  7/1/12) Fig 12.6: Christos Helios 12.4 Darkening the Sun of Righteousness Jesus was called the Sun of Righteousness, the Light to the gentiles. Dionysus is the dark side of the sun, opposite Apollo at Delphi, the tragic … Continue reading

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Evidence from History and the Gospels that Jesus Spoke Greek (Bteleion)- "Ελήλυθεν η ώρα ίνα δοξασθή ο υιός του ανθρώπου"

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  28/10/11) As far as Jewish literature is concerned, there is also significant evidence of Jews in Palestine writing in Greek for Jewish audiences. For instance, the deuterocanonical form of Daniel has sections written in Greek and the … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA A)

Fig 12.1: Christ squeezed in the wine-press distributing his blood to the faithful 15th century  German manuscript (Jones 7) 12.1 Prologue: Noah is the Hebrew Dionysian ancestor of the great flood, who suffered the fate of castration at the hands … Continue reading

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