Eric Voegelin was a German-born American political philosopher. . In his The New Science of Politics, Order and History, and Science, Politics and Gnosticism, Voegelin opposed what he. Eric Voegelin, Science, Politics, and Gnosticism. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, . xxiii+ pp. $ ISBN (pbk). The republication of this. Science, Politics, and Gnosticism has ratings and 16 reviews. Szplug said: Very insightful, without being particularly helpful if one does not hold a.

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Voegelin often invents terms or uses old ones in new ways. He calls Marx an intellectual swindler. For Voegelin, the essence of truth is trust. He was a member of the Philadelphia Society.

Science, Politics and Gnosticism

It seems rather odd that pure science is possible only for a Christian. Recently re-read and it is still magnificent.

Gnostic speculation is the symbolic expression of an anticipation of salvation in which the power of being replaces the power voegeelin God and the parousia “presence” of being, the Parousia of Christ. Die Originaltexte zuerst in Englisch: Attilio Mastrocinque – – Mohr Siebeck.


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Michael rated it liked it Jul 09, Furthermore, this dualist perspective was the very essence of gnosticism via the misuse of Noema and caused a destructive division between the internal and external world in pokitics consciousness.

But being lies beyond human grasp. Retrieved 27 December Let’s just say that I hope I never have to read anything by Voegelin again. This sounds quite right for socialism but I doubt that the Christian view is immune from this.

The greater the success of Christianity, the greater the number of voegelinn who will be susceptible to the immanentizing shortcut. Please try again later. Relying as it does on a claim to gnosis, gnosticism considers its knowledge not subject to criticism.

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Be the first to ask a question about Science, Politics, and Gnosticism. Want to Read saving…. It requires a slow reading to fathom what Voegelin is presenting, and the pay-off is that it provides a new way of hearing and discerning the mass movements on the right and the left. Ten years ago I picked up this teeny book as part of my poltiics reading for my doctoral thesis.

Science, Politics, and Gnosticism

Society resists the therapeutic activity of science. Political science is therapeutic and is often resisted. From this comes the catchphrase: StanfordCaliforniaU. Now, ten years later, in the midst of a hot presidential campaign season, with loads of climactic social changes erupting in the country, and racial tensions flaring, I picked it sric again politivs read it with a better appreciation for what the author was communicating.

Eric Voegelin – – University of Chicago Press.