Modernity Without Restraint

Modernity Without Restraint
Author: Eric Voegelin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2000
Genre: Church and state
ISBN: 082621245X

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Published together for the first time in one volume are Eric Voegelin's Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism.Political Religions was first published in 1938 in Vienna, the year of Voegelin's forced emigration from Austria to the United States. The New Science of Politics was written in 1952 and established Voegelin's reputation as a political philosopher in America. Science, Politics, and Gnosticism was Voegelin's Inaugural Lecture at the University of Munich in 1958 and introduced him to the West German intellectual public. Although these books were written during remarkably different historical circumstances of Voegelin's life, all three present an analysis of modern Western civilization that has lost its spiritual foundations and is challenged by various ideological persuasions. Voegelin critiques in these texts a "modernity without restraint." It is a modernity with Hegelian, Marxian, Nietzschean, Heideggerian, positivist, Fascist, and other predominantly German characteristics. The author confronts this modernity with Western meaning as it emerged in ancient Greece, Rome, Israel, and Christianity and became transformed in the European Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance, and the Anglo- American political formation. This three-in-one volume delves into the intellectual and spiritual complications of modernity, tracing its evolution from the ancient civilizations to the twentieth century. In his substantial new introduction, Manfred Henningsen explores the experiential background that motivated Voegelin's theoretical analyses and the new relevance that his work has gained in recent years with the unexpected collapse of state socialism in East Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. Modernity without Restraint will be a valuable addition to intellectual history and Voegelin studies.

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin Modernity without restraint

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin  Modernity without restraint
Author: Eric Voegelin
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780826261939

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Modernity Without Restraint

Modernity Without Restraint
Author: Eric Voegelin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: LCCN:90032092

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The Political Anthropology of Ethnic and Religious Minorities

The Political Anthropology of Ethnic and Religious Minorities
Author: Arpad Szakolczai,Agnes Horvath,Attila Z. Papp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2018-12-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781351209175

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This book presents some arguments for why a political anthropological perspective can be particularly helpful for understanding the connected political and cultural challenges and opportunities posed by the situation of ethnic and religious minorities. The first chapter shortly introduces the major anthropological concepts used, including liminality, trickster, imitation and schismogenesis; concepts that are used together with approaches of historical sociology and genealogy, especially concerning the rise and fall of empires, and their lasting impact. The conceptual framework suggested here is particularly helpful for understanding how marginal places can become liminal, appearing suddenly at the center of political attention. The introduction also shows the manner in which minority existence can problematize the depersonalizing tendencies of modern globalization. Subsequent chapters demonstrate how the described political anthropological conceptual framework can be used in certain European regions, and in the case of certain ethnic and religious minority, and each illustrates that instead of charismatic leaders, trickster politicians are emerging and increasingly dominate, through the "public sphere", the space of modern politics emptied of real presence. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Modernity and Postmodernity

Modernity and Postmodernity
Author: Gerard Delanty
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2000-04-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781446265291

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This accessible and comprehensive overview of the main issues on the modernity-postmodernity controversy is the first clear-sighted book on the subject. It surveys modern social theory, from Kant to Weber with economy and masterly precision. And evaluates the work of the Frankfurt School, Arendy, Strauss, Luhmann, Habermas, Heller, Castoriadis and Touraine, before moving on to consider the approaches of the leading writers on postmodenrity: Lyotard, Vattimo, Derrida, Foucault and Jameson. The result is a new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate, and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory.

A Companion to Joachim of Fiore

A Companion to Joachim of Fiore
Author: Matthias Riedl
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-10-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789004339668

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This is an extensive introduction to Joachim of Fiore's life, works, and legacy of this medieval abbot and apocalyptic seer, who predicted the perfection of humankind in a future Third Age of the Holy Spirit.

Politics and Apocalypse

Politics and Apocalypse
Author: Robert Hamerton-Kelly
Publsiher: MSU Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2007-11-30
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781609170417

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Apocalypse. To most, the word signifies destruction, death, the end of the world, but the literal definition is "revelation" or "unveiling," the basis from which renowned theologian René Girard builds his own view of Biblical apocalypse. Properly understood, Girard explains, Biblical apocalypse has nothing to do with a wrathful or vengeful God punishing his unworthy children, and everything to do with a foretelling of what future humans are making for themselves now that they have devised the instruments of global self-destruction. In this volume, some of the major thinkers about the interpretation of politics and religion— including Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and Carl Schmitt— are scrutinized by some of today's most qualified scholars, all of whom are thoroughly versed in Girard’s groundbreaking work. Including an important new essay by Girard, this volume enters into a philosophical debate that challenges the bona fides of philosophy itself by examining three supremely important philosopher of the twentieth century. It asks how we might think about politics now that the attacks of 9/11 have shifted our intellectual foundations and what the outbreak of rabid religion might signify for international politics.

Sacred Violence

Sacred Violence
Author: D. Jones,M. Rainsborough,M.L.R Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014-08-05
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781137328069

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Sacred Violence and Religious Violence examines the place that ideology or political religion plays in legitimizing violence to bring about a purer world. In particular, the book examines Islamism and the western secular, liberal democratic responses to it.