Science, Politics and Gnosticism

Two Essays
Product Number: EB00648329
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781596983038
Publisher: Gateway Editions
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Description

Science, Politics and Gnosticism comprises two essays by Eric Voegelin (1901-85), arguably one of the most provocative and influential political philosophers of the last century. In these essays, Voegelin contends that certain modern movements, including positivism, Hegelianism, Marxism, and the "God is dead" school, are variants of the gnostic tradition he identified in his classic work The New Science of Politics. Voegelin 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.

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Author(s): Eric Voegelin
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2012

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