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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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Matters of faith, philosophy, and theology were the center of intellectual debate at the beginning of the modern era. A previous age of traditions and institutions was being swallowed up by a wave of epistemological inquiry fueled by scientific discoveries and a rise in natural theology. These new pursuits put to question the relationship between faith and reason that Church…

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Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition: Explorations in Modern Political Thought. Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire, editors. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2010.
 
Originality and independence of thought are  evident  within  the  continental tradition. Yet the search for freedom and for truth has been marked by growing concerns about the possible collapse of modern Western society. Conscious reflection on…

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A book never can meet all the expectations readers of it may project on it. Even if its subject wouldn't be treated in one volume only, but in twelve volumes. Nor could its author exhaust, by preventive arguments, all questions that readers, in their encounter with the book, may imagine. The hermeneutical process is endless. This is no reason to…

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“Truth is the self-manifestation and state of evidence of real things. Consequently, truth is something secondary, following from something else. Truth does not exist for itself alone. Primary and precedent to it are existing things, the real. Knowledge of truth, therefore, aims ultimately not at ‘truth’ but, strictly speaking, at gaining sight of reality.”
- Josef Pieper, Scholasticism. 1960.
“Like anything human,…

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The following is an interview with Daniel J. Mahoney, the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College, about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Between Two Millstones: Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978 which was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in the fall of 2018.  Professor Mahoney wrote the “Foreword” to the aforementioned work. He has written widely on Solzhenitsyn…

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Between Two Milestones. Book I. Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018.
 
“Away from home in a country far away, even the springtime sun is gray.”
- Russian proverb
 
The first translation into English of Solzhenitsyn’s memoirs of his years in the West, Between Two Milestones covers the years 1974-78 (the second, forthcoming book will…

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Probably the most famous letter writer of the ancient world was Cicero. In 59 B.C., Cicero wrote to Gaius Scribonius: “There are many sorts of letters. But there is one unmistakable sort, which actually caused letter-writing to be invented in the first place, namely the sort intended to give people in other places any information which for our or their…

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A recurring theme in Plato’s dialogues, including his Seventh Letter, describes the education of a young man who wants to achieve the highest things, which he considers to be achieved primarily through his ruling the polity. He wants to be a tyrant. This desire, he explains to others, means that he wants to “do good” and thereby receive high honors.…

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Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the March 1st Movement, which sparked the Korean resistance to Japanese colonial rule (1910-45) and now is celebrated in South Korea annually as Independence Movement Day. On this day one hundred years ago in Seoul, thirty-three Korean nationalists and students declared Korea’s independence, which triggered a nationwide civil protest and was the catalyst…

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