By Eric Voegelin
Published jointly for the 1st time in a single quantity are Eric Voegelin's Political Religions, the recent technology of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism.Political Religions was once first released in 1938 in Vienna, the yr of Voegelin's pressured emigration from Austria to the us. The New technological know-how of Politics was once written in 1952 and validated Voegelin's attractiveness as a political thinker in the USA. Science, Politics, and Gnosticism was once Voegelin's Inaugural Lecture on the collage of Munich in 1958 and brought him to the West German highbrow public.
Although those books have been written in the course of remarkably diverse historic situations of Voegelin's existence, all 3 current an research of contemporary Western civilization that has misplaced its non secular foundations and is challenged by way of quite a few ideological persuasions. Voegelin evaluations in those texts a "modernity with no restraint." it's a modernity with Hegelian, Marxian, Nietzschean, Heideggerian, positivist, Fascist, and different predominantly German features. the writer confronts this modernity with Western that means because it emerged in historic Greece, Rome, Israel, and Christianity and have become reworked within the ecu heart a while, the Italian Renaissance, and the Anglo- American political formation.
This three-in-one quantity delves into the highbrow and non secular issues of modernity, tracing its evolution from the traditional civilizations to the 20 th century. In his gigantic new creation, Manfred Henningsen explores the experiential heritage that influenced Voegelin's theoretical analyses and the hot relevance that his paintings has received in recent times with the unforeseen cave in of nation socialism in East Germany, jap Europe, and the Soviet Union. Modernity with out Restraint might be a invaluable addition to highbrow historical past and Voegelin studies.
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