Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Volume 89, Issue 1, 2007
Volume 89, Issue 1, 2007
Author Thekla Sansaridou-HendrickxSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 322 –331 (2007)More Less
The aim of this article is to set certain criteria in organising the relevant literary study material for the South African learners. In order to make his life and work relevant to South African learners of the Greek language and culture, this article examines only two aspects of Solomos' personality, namely a physical and an ideological. Due to its historical experience and the process of building its new national identity, South Africa proves to be a most suitable place in meeting, apprehending and developing Solomos' artistic worldview both educationally and culturally, provided the teaching view point is changed accordingly.
Source: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 332 –340 (2007)More Less
Biblical scholars have become increasingly aware of the importance of looking at texts not only in their historical or literary contexts, but also in their socio-cultural context. Many studies have shown that honour and shame were important social values in the ancient Mediterranean world. Unfortunately, claims that are being made in modern studies concerning honour and shame are usually based on the biblical and classical writings. These scholars seldom consult patristic writings. In this article, it is argued that honour and shame were indeed key social values in the writings of the early Church Fathers. This article focuses on Clement of Alexandria's teachings in the first book of the Παιδαγωγός concerning Christ, the honourable leader. These values form part of the textual strategy of the author since the honour of Christ is used to advance and propagate certain modes of conduct.
Source: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 341 –351 (2007)More Less
Footwashing was a common activity in ancient Mediterranean societies. In Israel it was the duty of a non-Jewish slave to perform this task; therefore the disciples of Jesus were surprised that Jesus washed their feet. In this paper it is argued that Jesus did this as part of a family setting and that it is actually the last thing he did for his friends before his departure. The foot washing is then the decisive moment of 'the hour' that was already anticipated from the beginning of the gospel narrative. By going away, Jesus makes it possible for his disciples to become part of the new family of God.
Author N.K. KourkoumelisSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 352 –363 (2007)More Less
Author Wilhelm J. WesselsSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 364 –377 (2007)More Less
In this article power is discussed as it relates to people in positions of leadership in Israel and Judah. Israel. A general discussion of the phenomenon of power is presented. This is followed by a brief investigation of positions of power within the Israelite society. It is done with a focus on the prophets in particular. The third aspect of the article is an attempt to relate the general insights gained from the discussion on power and leadership to the situation of leadership in the Israelite society. This is demonstrated by referring to concrete leadership events in some prophetic texts of the Old Testament.
Author Stamatios PavlisSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 378 –389 (2007)More Less
The struggle between Greeks and Bulgarians took place in the Turkish dominated Macedonia and lasted forty years (1870-1905). It is known as the Macedonian Struggle. In the case of Greece, there were almost no political and military activities before 1903 in this area. By the early 1904s, the Greek government decided to intervene by sending Greek officers as well as volunteers to offer their service to the Macedonian Struggle. The purpose of this article is to introduce to the reader the personality and military activity of one of them, Costa Garefi, as well as to discuss some unknown aspects of the history of Thessaly (native place of Garefi) and Macedonia.
Author I. TsaftaridisSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 390 –402 (2007)More Less
This article analyses the poem "Φεγγαρόλουστη" by Dionysios Solomos as a study case of the poet's skill in overturning the one-track poetic view of Nature and in presenting it endowed by beauty and harmony, according to the classical ideal on the one hand, but in conjuction with the goodness of Christianity, on the other hand.
Review of "Benjamin Hendrickx, Οι θεσμοί της Φραγκοκρατίας. Η Λατινικό Βασίλειο της Θεσσαλονίκης" : book reviewAuthor V. KarastergiouSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 403 –407 (2007)More Less
Byzantino-Normannica. The Norman Capture of Italy and the First Two Norman Invasions in Byzantium, A.G.C. Savvides : book reviewAuthor Benjamin HendrickxSource: Ekklesiastikos Pharos 89, pp 408 –409 (2007)More Less
The author, Alexios Savvides, professor at the Aegean University (Greece), has written a very well documented study on the Norman capture of Italy and the first two Norman invasions in Byzantium, with new insights and a fresh analysis-in-depth of the primary and secondary sources. Moreover, the monograph is written in a gallant and agreeable style, which makes it possible for the reader to fully enjoy and understand the learned exposé of the author.