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Politics, Order And History : Themes - Glenn Hughes

Politics, Order And History

Themes

By: Glenn Hughes (Editor), Stephen A. McKnight (Editor), Geoffrey L. Price (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9781841271590
Number Of Pages: 656

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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). 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 Schutz; (5) New Testament studies and Christology: questions and developments for Voegelin's interpretations; (6) Old Testament studies: questions and developments from Voegelin's Israel and Revelation; (7) Historical sociology: Revelation and order in axial-age societies; (8) Philosophy of history: Voegelin and Toynbee in contrast; (9) Literary studies: Voegelin in contrast with contemporary literary theory; critical readings of Milton, Greek tragedy.

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Notes on Editors and Contributorsp. 11
Introductionp. 17
Voegelin's Political Religions in the Contemporary Political Orderp. 48
The Experience of Limitation: Political Form and Science of Law in the Early Writings of Eric Voegelinp. 61
National Socialism as Political Religion and Apocalyptic Worldviewp. 85
The Religious Dimension in the Works of Dietrich Eckart, Joseph Goebbels, Alfred Rosenberg and Adolf Hitlerp. 104
Political Reality and the Life-World: The Correspondence Between Eric Voegelin and Alfred Schutz, 1938-59p. 125
The Cold War, the Decline of the West and the Purpose of 'Containment': The Political Philosophy of George F. Kennanp. 144
Recovery From Metastatic Consciousness: Voegelin and Jeremiahp. 185
Quebec Nationalism and Canadian Politics in Light of Voegelin's Political Religionsp. 208
Axial Age Sectarianism and the Antinomies of Modernityp. 233
Order and History as a Response to the Theoretical and Methodological Problems Confronting Historians in the Twentieth Centuryp. 259
Revisiting Voegelin's Israel and Revelation after Twenty-five Yearsp. 284
Voegelin's Israel and Revelation: Some Observationsp. 299
The Significance of Plato's Timaeus and Critias in Eric Voegelin's Philosophyp. 327
'Voegelin Not Mysterious': A Response to Zdravko Planinc's 'The Significance of Plato's Timaeus and Critias in Eric Voegelin's Philosophy'p. 376
Eric Voegelin and the Essence of the Problem: The Question of Divine-Human Attunement in Plato's Symposiump. 410
'The Gospel Movement': Pulls and Counterpulls in Voegelin's Interpretation of Christ and Christianityp. 440
Eric Voegelin and the New Testament: Developments, Problems and Challengesp. 462
Eric Voegelin and Literary Theoryp. 502
Tragedy and the Polis in Eric Voegelin's Order and Historyp. 516
Milton's Chaos and the Experience of the Apeironp. 545
Voegelin and the Study of Literature Restoring Sense to Senseless Soundsp. 576
Bibliographyp. 608
Indexp. 628
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ISBN: 9781841271590
ISBN-10: 1841271594
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.87  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 1