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Gnostic Wars: The Cold War in the Context of a History of Western Spirituality. Stefan Rossbach. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University press, 1992.
 
“One of the typical phenomena of the twentieth century,”  Eric Voegelin wrote, “is the event of spiritually energetic people breaking out of the dominant intellectual group in order to find the reality that has been lost.”1 One example of these…

In one sense liberal theory and politics have always been in a state of crisis. Even in its earliest appearance in the reflections of John Locke and his con­temporaries, in their uneasiness with the Glorious Revolution of 1688, there was hesitation about the foundations. The American framers at Philadelphia and afterward frequently sounded their uncertainties as to whether their historical…