Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Karalis, Vrasidas
  • Source:
    Thesis Eleven. Aug2010, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p6-23. 18p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Aristotle
      democracy
      faith
      rationality
      self-limitation
    • Abstract:
      This article discusses the historical opposition in the Western world between Athens as the centre of democratic political thinking, reason and philosophical knowledge and Jerusalem as the centre of religion, faith and revelation. It examines the historical trajectory of the debate from early Christianity to this day with special emphasis on the work of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin; it addresses the relation between faith and reason as two existential and political principles reinforcing each other and explores the symbiotic relationship existing today after both symbolic landscapes have been replaced by new patterns of social organization. It suggests that we must recast the duality Athens/ Jerusalem, not as terms of antagonism, but as two complementary dimensions of existence and orders of experience. It proposes that the event of human natality belongs to the religious order while that of human conscience belongs to the political order. It concludes that modern complex transnational societies must absorb the experience of both traditions and articulate a new conceptual framework about the relationship between faith and reason. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of Thesis Eleven is the property of Sage Publications, Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • ISSN:
      0725-5136
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0725513610371037
    • Accession Number:
      53498090
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KARALIS, V. Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem. Thesis Eleven, [s. l.], v. 102, n. 1, p. 6–23, 2010. DOI 10.1177/0725513610371037. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=53498090. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Karalis V. Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem. Thesis Eleven. 2010;102(1):6-23. doi:10.1177/0725513610371037
    • APA:
      Karalis, V. (2010). Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem. Thesis Eleven, 102(1), 6–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0725513610371037
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Karalis, Vrasidas. 2010. “Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem.” Thesis Eleven 102 (1): 6–23. doi:10.1177/0725513610371037.
    • Harvard:
      Karalis, V. (2010) ‘Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem’, Thesis Eleven, 102(1), pp. 6–23. doi: 10.1177/0725513610371037.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Karalis, V 2010, ‘Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem’, Thesis Eleven, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 6–23, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Karalis, Vrasidas. “Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem.” Thesis Eleven, vol. 102, no. 1, Aug. 2010, pp. 6–23. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0725513610371037.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Karalis, Vrasidas. “Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem.” Thesis Eleven 102, no. 1 (August 2010): 6–23. doi:10.1177/0725513610371037.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Karalis V. Reflections on the Project of a Renewed Polis: After Athens and Jerusalem. Thesis Eleven [Internet]. 2010 Aug [cited 2020 Nov 28];102(1):6–23. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=53498090