The current financial crisis in Greece is the result of complex economic, political, and social factors. In the present lecture Professor Marangudakis examines some of the dimensions of Greek society that have affected the current situation. Specifically, he discusses how religion affects the Greeks’ perception of civil society and how this perception affects national narratives, political institutions, and public debates. These topics are analyzed under the light of the impact that Eastern Orthodox religion and the major historical events of the 20th century have had on Greek society. Understanding the cultural and moral codes of Greek society allows us to reflect on possible ways Greek culture could become a vehicle for the nation’s renewal and a means for social development and growth.