This paper tries to compare two of the major spiritual creations of human thinking, Greek culture and Christian religion. This comparison will show whether these systems blended into a new philosophical and cultural reality, the so-called Greek- Christian culture. We discuss certain key theological concepts and moral values espoused by the religious man, such as faith, repentance, prayer, miracle, providence etc. This aims at giving the reader an idea of how the man functions and conditions of thinking are shaped in order for man to become religious-minded. These are concepts unknown to the Greeks, of the classical era, who understood the world solely through human knowledge. The attributes of religious man signal the emergence of religiousness and make man absolutely depended on a mystical reality and a passion that possesses man and according to the prominent scholar of comparative religion R. Otto, leads him to an inner experience called God
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Elias Karavas Elias Karavas is married with two children. Education: Athens University for Economics and Trade Athens, 1972 and Master of Arts in Economics in "New School for Social Research" New York, U.S.A, 1979. Profession: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ambassador Counselor in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other scientific works: Translation into Greek: Francis Macdonald Cornford: "Before and After Socrates", Athens, 2001 and Werner Jaeger: "Humanism and Theology", Athens 2004.
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