William Stevenson

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William Stevenson is a retired Professor of Political Science at Calvin College in Michigan. He is author of Christian Love and Just War (Mercer, 1988) and Sovereign Grace: The Place and Significance of Christian Freedom in John Calvin's Political Thought (Oxford, 1999).

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The genius of Eric Voegelin is perhaps most apparent in his insight that the crisis of Modernity springs less from the naturalistic relativism that followed modem science than from unrestrained religious absolutism. The horrors of the twentieth century thus arise out of religious claims to truth. According to Voegelin, there are two sides to this genesis. On the one hand,…