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Politics, order, and history : essays on the work of Eric Voegelin / edited by Glenn Hughes, Stephen A. McKnight, and Geoffrey L. Price.

Publication:
Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic, [2001]
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Subjects:
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century.
Political science.
Church and state.
History -- Philosophy.
Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume brings together critical review papers, many specially commissioned, on key themes and questions in the work of the political scientist, philosopher and religious thinker Eric Voegelin (1901-1985). Areas covered include: (1) Political science: ''Political Religions'': manifestations in Nazi Germany and in contemporary European and North American nationalism; (2) International relations: the ''Cold War'' in critical perspective; (3) Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle in the reading of Eric Voegelin: contemporary assessments; (4) Sociology: Correspondence of Voegelin and Alfred Schütz;
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Editors and Contributors; Introduction; Part I: DIE POLITISCHEN RELIGIONEN; Voegelin''s Political Religions in the Contemporary Political Order; The Experience of Limitation: Political Form and Science of Law in the Early Writings of Eric Voegelin; National Socialism as Political Religion and Apocalyptic Worldview; The Religious Dimension in the Works of Dietrich Eckart, Joseph Goebbels, Alfred Rosenberg and Adolf Hitler; Political Reality and the Life-World: The Correspondence Between Eric Voegelin and Alfred Schütz, 1938-59
Part II: POLITICAL RELIGIONS IN A SECULAR AGEThe Cold War, the Decline of the West and the Purpose of ''Containment'': The Political Philosophy of George F. Kennan; Recovery From Metastatic Consciousness: Voegelin and Jeremiah; Quebec Nationalism and Canadian Politics in Light of Voegelin''s Political Religions; Axial Age Sectarianism and the Antinomies of Modernity; Order and History as a Response to the Theoretical and Methodological Problems Confronting Historians in the Twentieth Century; Part III: ORDER AND HISTORY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS
Revisiting Voegelin''s Israel and Revelation after Twenty-five YearsVoegelin''s Israel and Revelation: Some Observations; The Significance of Plato''s Timaeus and Critias in Eric Voegelin''s Philosophy; ''Voegelin Not Mysterious'': A Response to Zdravko Planinc''s ''The Significance of Plato''s Timaeus and Critias in Eric Voegelin''s Philosophy''; Eric Voegelin and the Essence of the Problem: The Question of Divine-Human Attunement in Plato''s Symposium; ''The Gospel Movement'': Pulls and Counterpulls in Voegelin''s Interpretation of Christ and Christianity
Eric Voegelin and the New Testament: Developments, Problems and ChallengesPart IV: VOEGELIN''S IMPLICIT'' THEORY OF LITERARY AND MODERN CULTURAL CRITICISM; Eric Voegelin and Literary Theory; Tragedy and the Polis in Eric Voegelin''s Order and History; Milton''s Chaos and the Experience of the Apeiron; Voegelin and the Study of Literature: Restoring Sense to Senseless Sounds; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [608]-627) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
McKnight, Stephen A., 1944- editor.
Hughes, Glenn, 1951- editor.
Price, Geoffrey L., 1942- editor.
ISBN:
0-567-34738-9
OCLC:
893336471