Από τον “Πολυθεϊσμό” στον “Μονοθεϊσμό” και στην κυριαρχία στου Κράτους

Polikarpos Karamouzis

Abstract


The presence of religion in Greek history was determined by both the ancient Greek political thought, and the modern policy options for the creation of the modern Greek state. The "polytheism" of the ancient Greeks and the religious freedom wasn't only a personal choice, but it involved into a political commitment in established ceremonies for the cult of the city. On the other hand in modern Greece, the presence of the Christian "monotheism" strengthened its functional structures of the newly established Greek State in the name of an official "monotheistic" religion. This does not prevent the modern Greeks following this religion with the criterion of its adaptation to their specific impulses and needs. At the same time, they continued to see through this religion their politic and national identity, even its ancient Greek version.

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