‘Gnosis’ in Eric Voegelin’s philosophy

Rossbach, Stefan (2005) ‘Gnosis’ in Eric Voegelin’s philosophy. Political Science Reviewer, 34 . pp. 77-121. ISSN 0091-3715. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This is a very substantial essay reviewing Eric Voegelin’s use of terms such as ‘gnosis’, ‘gnostic’, ‘Gnosticism’. This is a key question for the Voegelin reception because his suggestion that ‘gnosticism’ was the ‘essence of modernity’ promoted him to the stardom of US political science in the 1950s. The essays shows that Voegelin’s work on ‘gnosticism’ is empirically wrong but still expresses a serious philosophical argument. The essay is based on archival research at the Eric Voegelin Papers (Stanford University) and draws on Voegelin’s published and unpublished writings, his letters (archived at Stanford) and the secondary literature on Voegelin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Alison Chapman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:37
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 13:23
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/948 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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