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  • 2019 Eric Voegelin Society's Submission Reminder!

    December 10, 2018

    The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Eric Voegelin Society on August 29-September 1 in Washington D.C. is due January 15, 2019. Please submit your paper proposal and volunteer as a chair and discussant through the American Political Science Association submission system. The submission system is available here. More…

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  • Our List of Christmas Holiday Readings and Books of the Year for 2018

    December 10, 2018

    Brought to you by the friends of and contributors to VoegelinView!   Michael Henry (St. John’s University) Michael Walsh’s The Fiery Angel: Art, Culture, Sex, Politics, and the Struggle for the Soul of the West Walsh her continues his effort to restore an appreciation for Western Civilization and counter…

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  • The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity

    December 9, 2018

    The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity. Daniel J. Mahoney. New York: Encounter Books, 2018.   Machiavelli accuses Christians of un-civic softness. His attention distracted by Heaven, the Christian neglects reality on earth. Since material reality turns out to be the only kind Machiavelli…

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  • St. Augustine: The Limits of Moral Action and Politics

    December 8, 2018

    People hope and pray that their nation will enjoy peace, security, and at least a modicum of neighborly flourishing. They are willing to suffer and bear large amounts of corruption and injustice in the body politic until a time comes when measures are required to save the polity, and…

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  • Augustine: A Saint for Eternity

    December 6, 2018

    When the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410, the city that had taken the world captive had fallen into captivity. The event was a transformative moment in Western history. It marked the final eclipse of antiquity and the beginning of late antiquity. Rome’s sacking also shattered the emergent idea of imperium…

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The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Eric Voegelin Society on August 29-September 1 in Washington D.C. is due January 15, 2019. Please submit your paper proposal and volunteer as a chair and discussant through the American Political Science Association submission system.
The submission system is available here.
More information about the 2019 APSA Conference is available here.
 
 
 

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Brought to you by the friends of and contributors to VoegelinView!
 
Michael Henry (St. John’s University)
Michael Walsh's The Fiery Angel: Art, Culture, Sex, Politics, and the Struggle for the Soul of the West
Walsh her continues his effort to restore an appreciation for Western Civilization and counter those who profess to hate it by focusing on showing how the Heroic Narrative lies…

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The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity. Daniel J. Mahoney. New York: Encounter Books, 2018.
 
Machiavelli accuses Christians of un-civic softness. His attention distracted by Heaven, the Christian neglects reality on earth. Since material reality turns out to be the only kind Machiavelli admits, head-in-the-clouds Christians bemuse themselves, sometimes to the Florentine’s amusement but more usually…

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When the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410, the city that had taken the world captive had fallen into captivity. The event was a transformative moment in Western history. It marked the final eclipse of antiquity and the beginning of late antiquity. Rome’s sacking also shattered the emergent idea of imperium Christianum, the idea that Rome had a special role in the…

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“We see that every city is some sort of community, and that every community is constituted for the sake of some good, since everyone does everything for the sake of what seems good” (Politics, 1.1.1252a). Aristotle famously described humans as political animals. What he meant by that was that humans are, by their nature, social creatures. Community was a natural…

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“We do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.” So said Franklin Roosevelt in his third inaugural address. Winston Churchill was also prescient in his remarks about how the fate of “Christian civilization” hung in the balance during the Battle of Britain…

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"The father saw from afar the limits at which his authority had to expire; and when time has brought him to those limits, he abdicates without difficulty."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America).[1]
 
Tocqueville expresses surprise that commentators do not dwell more on the influence of inheritance.  He believes that the laws and mores of inheritance “should be placed at the…

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This short, informal bit of writing is inspired by a former high school student of mine who has, for the last number of years, devoted her working life to improving the lives of other women in the city of Calgary. Sarah Winstanley approached me a number of years ago asking me if I might write something for her feminist ezine…

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If human beings can be described as living between the apeirontic depth of the fundamental grounding reality “prior” to both inorganic and organic life, and the noetic height of the transcendent Divine Nous or God; and these two “poles” constitute the fullness of Reality, then existence can justly be called, following Plato, Voegelin, and Desmond, as metaxic, that is, “in-between.”…

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