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One Jesus for Jews, Another for Christians

One Jesus for Jews, Another for Christians

I. Prospective and Perspective This article offers a revisualization of Jesus, not as a Christian diptych representing Jesus and Christ, the before-and-after-the-Crucifixion figures of conventional historical and theological thinking, but...
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T.S. Eliot’s “The Fire Sermon”: Of Memory and Salvation

T.S. Eliot’s “The Fire Sermon”: Of Memory and Salvation

“These things I do within, in that vast chamber of my memory." From St. Augustine’s Confessions again. The collocation of these two representatives of eastern and western asceticism, as the...
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A People Without History: T.S. Eliot’s Critique of Evolutionary History

A People Without History: T.S. Eliot’s Critique of Evolutionary History

While T.S. Eliot never made any comments critical of Charles Darwin or his theory of the evolution of species, he was quite critical of various popularized versions of Darwin’s theory...
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Noahide Commandments and Natural Law

Noahide Commandments and Natural Law

I It is often said that Judaism is a religion for Jews. Judaism teaches that the people of Israel are chosen for a divine mission, that God has made a...
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An Appeal for Donations

An Appeal for Donations

VoegelinView depends upon the generosity of readers like you. VoegelinView is published by the Eric Voegelin Society, a 501 (c) (3) organization (Tax ID 45-5508836) which is devoted to the...
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Modern technological innovation has made globalization possible. And globalization’s new social reality is unparalleled in history. Accordingly, it presents politics with new challenges. But it also presents politics with unprecedented technological power to deal with these new challenges. However, the power of these technologies is ambiguous, since they can create two types of experiences: “hot” and “cool.” These two experiences…

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After Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 of last year, the editors of Commonweal singled out one moment as the sharpest “heartbreaking detail” in her entire remembrance. It was the laughter, they noted, in her words “the uproarious laughter of the two, and their having fun at my expense.” They judged it “forthright testimony”…

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Hugo Grotius and the Modern Theology of Freedom: Transcending Natural Rights. Jeremy Seth Geddert. New York: Routledge, 2017.
 
Hugo Grotius and the Modern Theology of Freedom by Jeremy Seth Geddert is a bold attempt to rethink the legacy of Hugo Grotius and particularly of his theory of rights. It is also a reflection on the insufficiency of the modern, largely positivistic…

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So everyone’s talking about the article by the intellectual Russell Jacoby on the alleged fact that there are no conservative intellectuals anymore.
The article isn’t much good, in fact. One problem is that it doesn’t really explain what an intellectual is.
The first outstanding criticism of modern intellectuals came from the lefty philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He explained that in a modern, sophisticated…

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Suddenly There! Thirty Years of Killing Time Around Southern Alberta, 1985-2018. Barry Cooper and Ted Morton. Second Edition. Self-Published.
 
Plato, in his own voice, describes the genesis of political order:
"For I saw it was impossible to do anything without friends and loyal followers; and to find such men ready to hand would be a piece of sheer good luck, once our…

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The Public Intellectual: Between Philosophy and Politics. Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman, eds. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
 
This volume examines the role of the public intellectual in the West, striking a middle ground between those who view intellectuals as prophets who would lead us to the promise land if only we were to listen to them…

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Love and the Postmodern Predicament: Rediscovering the Real in Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. D.C. Schindler. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018.
 
Love and the Postmodern Predicament aims to recollect the pre-modern vision of humanity through an exploration of beauty, goodness, and truth, each of which characterizes a special form of the human encounter with reality. Beauty awakens in us our desire and…

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The media, colloquially referred to by some as, “the liberal media,” is widely known as one of the strongholds of the political left. Combined with the university and our K-12 schools, these institutions are indoctrinating our children towards political liberalism.
While this may be the overwhelming sentiment from these arenas, not everything emanating from them conforms to political liberalism. There are…

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Some astronomers think that a great, even infinite, number of universes are floating about somewhere out there in space. These worlds, with no real evidence, to be sure, are said to exist in addition to the one in which most of us have but temporary residence. The universe we do find ourselves in does seem vast enough for the purposes…

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