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BET NAHRAIN: THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

I’d like to politely point the ‘liberating’ forces of the US Army in Iraq in the direction of Xenophon’s “Anabasis” in the hope that they would realise that which Xenophon’s army came to find out at great cost and peril thousands of years earlier: that it is one thing to invade Mesopotamia and another thing to retain it. The chaos ... Read More »

On Atheistic Fanaticism

Author: Sergey Khudiev June 20th, 2012 Source: http://www.pravmir.com/on-atheistic-fanaticism/ A Typical Attack There are different ways to talk about religion and atheism. A deep, thorough discussion is possible, and I have had occasion to encounter serious, thoughtful atheists who are sincerely aspiring towards an honest and independent judgment. I am genuinely indebted to certain atheistic writers for helping me to acquire ... Read More »

SYRIA SPECIAL: AN ALTERNATE VIEW

Dearly beloved readers and subscribers of Mode of Life, as time progresses and the weight given by Western leaders calling upon regime change, we often forget or are not informed of the problems of what is truly ocurring on the ground in Syria. Speaking as one who has lived and studied there, and knowing the difficulty of everyday life in peacetime, ... Read More »

Pussy Riot: The new Soviet League of Militant Godless

Author: Philip Jenkins ABC Religion and Ethics 21 Aug 2012 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/08/21/3572305.htm) It sounds like a scriptwriter’s dream. Here we have Russia, a vastly powerful country with a floundering democracy, facing the imminent threat of tyranny. That danger is personified by Vladimir Putin, a former KGB man who looks like, well, a former KGB man, as imagined by John Le ... Read More »

Life in the Sacred Theological School of Halki

Schlumberger writes somewhere that if the students brought up amid the serene beauties of the Princes Islands in the study of the ancient fathers do not become accomplished priests, it can only be because their souls are vide d’aspirations, incapable d’essor. Such a sweeping judgment is probably unfair to any academy but it remains true, that the mystic, natural beauty of ... Read More »

Modern Greek Theologians and the Greek Fathers

For several centuries after the fall of Constantinople, Greek theological writing was dominated by an arid scholasticism. This paper seeks to show how since the Second World War modern Greek theologians, with the help of a number of diaspora theologians and Western patristic scholars, have re-engaged with the Greek Fathers. Four theologians are discussed in some detail: Gontikakis, Nellas, Yannaras ... Read More »