Triadic philosophy is an evolution of the Christian religion from its enclosed institutional form into a universal spirituality.
It takes the heading Abba’s Way. It is essentially a daily discipline and an attitude toward life which is optimistic but which sees there is good and evil. It works toward universal nonviolence.
It employs the name Abba rather than God. It takes as a basic text The Lord’s Prayer which Jesus addressed to Abba. Universal forgiveness and a rejection of binary thinking in favor of a triadic approach are its fundamental features.
It rejects Christian messianism. It sees Jesus as one with Abba and contends that all are in a similar relationship as they attain consciousness and practice Abba's Way.
It affirms the universal values of Jesus whose fruits are justice, truth and beauty. It operates on a basic triad of Reality Ethics and Aesthetics. It is pragmaticist because it aims at and sometimes achieves achieves truth and beauty in expression and action.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…