The BackShop Journal

A Web Magazine of Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

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  • Let the Children Play!

    Erika Christakis, The Importance of Being Little. New York: Viking, 2016. 400 pages.
  • My Conversations with Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica - a Personal Account

    For my brother and me, the autumn of 1990 was full of existential dilemmas and emotional turmoil. We abandoned our studies in the United States with the intention to find a secluded place and "dedicate ourselves to God," even though, without any spiritual experience, we didn't even know the exact me...
  • The Figure of Socrates

    The figure of Socrates had a decisive on the definition of the word "philosopher." In order to understand this concept, therefore, the mythical figure of Socrates presented by the first generation of his disciples has to be examined. Socrates has often been compared to Jesus Christ: 1. Both had i...
  • Pre-Socratic Philosophers

    What we now call Pre-Socratic Philosophers proposed a rational explanation of the world - and this was a milestone in the history of thought. There had been cosmogonies before them, but they were all mythical: they described the history of the world as a battle among personified entities. They...
  • Squish, a Clever and Entertaining Comic Strip

    There has probably never been a more unsightly and, at the same time, a more impressive comic strip. The main protagonist, Squish, is an amoeba. An amoeba! All his friends and teachers are different single-cell microscopic organisms: Peggy, the eternally happy girl, is a paramecium, and the school p...
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A Short Rumination on the Hypnotic Effect of Computer Screens and Social Networks
Have you ever had difficulties walking away from your shiny laptop or smart phone screen? Do you have a site, like Facebook or some other social network, which you have to keep checking every 15-20 minutes all day long? If the answer is yes, it is not surprising, since looking at your favourite webs...
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