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30th International Meeting of The Eric Voegelin Society, Washington D.C. 2014

30th International Meeting Of The Eric Voegelin Society, Washington D.C. 2014

The Eric Voegelin Society is a Related Group of the American Political Science Association.

Its Annual Meeting will run concurrently with that of the APSA

on August 28-31, Washington D.C.


Panel 1, Spirituality and Politics

Chair: Macon Boczek, Kent State University, [email protected]

“Learning to Kneel: Etty Hillesum and Simone Weil as Examples of Openness to Reality.” Amanda Achtman, University of Calgary, [email protected]

“Eric Voegelin and Henri de Lubac: Reason Seeking Transcendence, Nature Longing for Grace.” Tom Lordan, Independent Scholar, [email protected]

“Cain and Abel in Torah and Qur’an: Structure, Dialogue, and Meaning.” Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, [email protected]

“Voegelin’s Soteriology and Ours.” Jerry Martin, University of Colorado at Boulder (emeritus), [email protected]

“Why Blame Calvin?” T. John Jamieson, Independent Scholar, [email protected]

Discussants: Macon Boczek, Kent State University, [email protected] and Geoffrey Sigalets, Princeton University, [email protected]


Panel 2, Roundtable Honoring Kenneth W. Thompson and Inis. L. Claude

Chair: David Clinton, Baylor University, [email protected]

Gale Mattox, United States Naval Academy, [email protected]

Farhang Rajaee, Carleton University, [email protected]

John Eastby, Hampden-Sydney College, [email protected]

Daniel Lang, Lynchburg College, [email protected]

Reed Davis, Seattle Pacific University, [email protected]

Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma, [email protected]


Panel 3, Roundtable: The Timelessness of Proust

Chair: Charles Embry, Texas A & M-Commerce, [email protected]

Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M-Commerce, [email protected]

Michael Henry, St. John’s, [email protected]

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s San Antonio, [email protected]

Paulette Kidder, Seattle University, [email protected]

Tom McPartland, Kentucky State University, [email protected]


Panel 4, New Directions in Voegelinian Thought

Chair: David Walsh, The Catholic University of America, [email protected]

“Faith and Reason in Kant’s Political Thought.” Steven McGuire [email protected]

“Derrida and Voegelin: A Comparison of Religious Perspectives.” Andrew Kaufmann, Catholic University of America, [email protected]

“Art as a Medium of Discourse in the Public Realm.” S. Barret Dolph, Zhen Jiang Chinese Cultural Center, [email protected]

“Voegelin and Islam: Why Bother ?” Michael Nafi, Harvard University, [email protected]

“Voegelin’s Impact on the Italian Response to Modernity.” Bjørn Thomassen, Roskilde University, [email protected] and Rosario Forlenza, New York University, [email protected]

Discussants: David Walsh and David Schindler, John Paul II Institute, [email protected]


Panel 5, Public Policy of Liberty and Responsibility: Perons, Institutions, and the Social Good

Chair: Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), [email protected]

Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), [email protected]

Martin Palous, Václav Havel Library, [email protected]

Glenn Hughes St. Mary’s University, [email protected]

James Greenaway, St. Mary’s University, [email protected]

Franziska Hoppen, University of Kent, [email protected]


Panel 6, the Place of Anti-Catholicism in American National Identity

Chair: Glenn Moots, Princeton University, [email protected]

“Papists and Protestants: Reinterpreting Anti-Catholic Rhetoric in Colonial America.” Glenn Moots, Princeton University, [email protected]

“Anti-Catholicism and the Problem of Religious Liberty in the Early Republic.” Ryan McIlhenny, Providence Christian College, [email protected]

‘The Cross or the Double-Cross’: Catholicism, Anti-Communism, and the Political Theology of Fulton J. Sheen.” James Patterson, Hampden-Sydney College, [email protected]

Discussants: Peter Lawler, Berry College, [email protected] and Matthew Franck, Witherspoon Institute, [email protected]


Panel 7, Shakespeare, Eros, and Politics

Chair: Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University [email protected]

“Toward a Definition of Eros.” Thomas R. Laehn, McNeese State University, [email protected]

“Eros and Politics: the Political Philosophy of Romeo and Juliet.” Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University [email protected]

“Metis, Myth and Metamorphosis in the Metaxy: Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream as Political Philosophy.” Nalin Ranasinghe, Assumption College, [email protected]

“The Trickster Recuperated:  The Transitions of Shakespeare’s Falstaff.” Oona Eisenstadt, Pomona College,  [email protected]

Discussants: Matthew D. Dinan, Holy Cross, [email protected] and Julianne Marie Romanello, Tulsa Community College, [email protected]


Panel 8, Crisis as a Lens for Modernity

Chair: Thierry Gontier, Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, [email protected]

“Greek and Modern Enlightenments: A Comparison of Crises.” Thierry Gontier, Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, [email protected]

“Eric Voegelin and Karl Löwith on Nietzsche: Symptom or Solution to the Modern Crisis?” Bruno Godefroy Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3

“Crisis and History in Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.” Pierre-Alain  Drien,  [email protected]

“Apocalyptic Violence and the Vision of Global Crisis.” Matthias Riedl, Central European University, [email protected]

“Ambivalent Modernity: A Lefortian Take on Voegelin’s New Science of Politics.” Jan Rohgalf, University of Rostock, [email protected]

Discussants: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary, [email protected] and John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge, [email protected]


Panel 9, Election 2014: Analysis and Predictions

Chair: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary, [email protected]

Kondik, Kyle, Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics, [email protected]

Mark Rozell, George Mason University, [email protected]

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, University of Pennsylvania, [email protected]

Matthew Green, Catholic University of America, [email protected]


Panel 10, Roundtable on Late Published Essays: Overflow from Order and History

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola University of Baltimore, [email protected]

“Wisdom and the Magic of the Extreme.” Michael Franz, Loyola University of Baltimore, [email protected]

“Reason: The Classic Experience.” James Wiser, University of San Francisco [email protected]

“Gospel and Culture.” William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Arkiv, Munich, [email protected]

“Quod Deus Dicitur.” Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, [email protected]

“Immortality: Experience and Symbol.” Thomas Heilke, University of British Columbia, [email protected]


Panel 11, The Music of Politics

Chair: John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge, [email protected]

“Learning to Dance Together:  Political Friendship in Plato’s Laws.” John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge, [email protected]

“Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Arts: The Political Impotence of Poetry.” Rene Paddags, Ashland University, [email protected]

“Nietzsche-Zarathustra’s New Song: The Politics of the Dionysian Dithyramb in a World at Once Old and New.” Rouven J. Steeves, United States Air Force Academy, [email protected]

” The Silent Music of Camus: The Authentic Art of Rebellion.” Sarah Shea, McGill University, [email protected]

“In Harmony with Nature: Music and Drama in Hugo Grotius’ Political Education.” Jeremy Geddert, Assumption College, [email protected]

Discussant: Jeff Polet, Hope College, [email protected]


Panel 12, Voegelin and Community Substance

Chair: Tim Fuller, [email protected]

“‘A Fire in Straw’: The Construction of Public Consciousness from Burke to Habermas.” Steven Millies, University of South Carolina at Aiken, [email protected]

“Democracy from Bergson to Voegelin.” Sylvie Courtine-Denamy, VIPOF (Sciences PO), [email protected]

“Voegelin and Talcott Parsons in Correspondence.” Brickey LeQuire, Samford University, [email protected]

“The Dynamics of Morality in Christian Personalism: A Dialogue with Kant’s Practical philosophy.” Gustavo Adolfo P. D. Santos, Oficina Municipal, Brazil, [email protected]

Discussants: Tim Fuller, [email protected] and Jodi Bruhn, Independent Scholar, [email protected]

David WalshDavid Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh is the Chair Board Member of VoegelinView, President of the Eric Voegelin Society, and Professor of Political Science at Catholic University of America. He is the author of a three-volume study of modernity: After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom (Harper/Collins, 1990), The Growth of the Liberal Soul (Missouri, 1997), and The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence (Cambridge, 2008). His latest book is Politics of the Person and as the Politics of Being (Notre Dame, 2015).

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