Science, Politics and Gnosticism

Science, Politics and Gnosticism

by Eric Voegelin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0895264196

ISBN-13: 9780895264190

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

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

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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:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
1,067,174
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the ISI edition
Introduction
IScience, politics and gnosticism1
Science, politics and gnosticism11
The murder of God39
Note on Hegel's "philosophy of world history"55
IIErsatz religion : the gnostic mass movements of our time59

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