Gregory Wolfe

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Gregory Wolfe is the publisher and editor of the journal, Image; and writer-in-residence and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Seattle Pacific University.

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Eric Voegelin’s Search for Order in History. Stephen A. McKnight.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
 
In the spring of 1953, Time magazine published a long review-essay entitled “Journalism and Joachim’s Children.” The book reviewed was The New Science of Politics, written by an Austrian émigré scholar named Eric Voegelin. Voegelin, the essay claimed, had made a significant breakthrough in…