The other bread

  1. Lemma
  2. Ὁ ἄλλος ἄρτος
  3. Greek, Modern (1453-)
  4. Koutalis, Vangelis
  5. Modes of interaction > Conflict - Orthodox Anthropology
  6. 26-02-2017
  7. Tsiropoulos, Kostas [Author]. The other bread
  8. Ευθύνη
  9. body-spirit - mass societies - existential crisis - cultural crisis
    1. <p>Tsiropoulos, K. [Τσιρόπουλος K.] (1995). ‘O ἄλλος ἄρτος. <em>Εὐθύνη</em>, <em>280</em>, 206-207.</p>
    1. Human body is in need of its daily bread. Human spirit also needs its own bread, but according to the author, the outcome of the process of feeding is different from that in the case of the body. The spirit, when consuming its own bread, undergoes alterations in the opposite direction from the alterations that the body undergoes when fed: they both grow, but the one in the sense that it gradually proceeds from the image of God to the imitation of God and the other in the sense of aging and dying. The daily bread that the spirit requires is not organically linked with the knowledge produced within the modern European civilization. Instead, it is associated with a kind of knowledge which is not merely knowledge of the natural world, but retains also a sentimental and metaphysical dimension. Under the thick network of public cultural events, often organized with state funding, which aim at the diffusion of knowledge, lurks the severe crisis of the European civilization, a crisis stemming from the rupture inflicted in the unity of human being by the spiritual nihilism. Will they be capable of intercepting the dominant inhumanity in the mass societies in which we live? – this is the concluding question asked by the author.