Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America

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Overview

The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays explores the historical and theoretical underpinnings of personal liberty and free government and provides a trenchant analysis of the crisis of civic consciousness endangering both of them today.
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Journal of Peace Research
"This is a fine contribution to political theory, and a welcome attempt to appreciate the role of religion in the creation and safeguarding of peaceful civilization."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826217264
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: ERIC VOEGELIN INST SERIES Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellis Sandoz is Hermann Moyse Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of numerous books, including A Government of Laws: Political Theory, Religion, and the American Founding and The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic Consciousness .

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Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Abbreviations     xv
Republicanism and Religion: Some Contextual Considerations     1
Foundations of American Liberty and Rule of Law     53
Education and the American Founding     75
Americanism: The Question of Community in Politics     105
Carrying Coals to Newcastle: Voegelin and Christianity     114
Medieval Rationalism or Mystic Philosophy?: The Strauss-Voegelin Debate     121
Gnosticism and Modernity     145
The Spirit of Voegelin's Late Work     155
Truth and the Experience of Epoch in History     182
Bibliographical Appendix     209
Index     213
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