Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays

Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays

ISBN-10:
0895264196
ISBN-13:
9780895264190
Pub. Date:
06/01/1997
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN-10:
0895264196
ISBN-13:
9780895264190
Pub. Date:
06/01/1997
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays

Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays

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Overview

Eric Voegelin, one of today's leading political theorists and author of the contemporary classic The New Science of Politics, here contends that certain modern movements, including Positivism, Hegelianism, Marxism and the "God is Dead" movement, are variants of the Gnostic tradition of antiquity. He attempts to resolve the intellectual confusion that has resulted from the dominance of gnostic thought by clarifying the distinction between political gnosticism and the philosophy of politics. Highly provocative, this book is essential reading for students of modern politics, philosophy, and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895264190
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Series: None
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 576,844
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was one of the most original and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied at the University of Vienna, where he became a professor of political science in the Faculty of Law. In 1938, he and his wife, fleeing Hitler, emigrated to the United States. They became American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During his lifetime he published many books and more than one hundred articles.
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