Secondary literature

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Secondary Literature on Eric Voegelin

  • Coetsier, Meins G. S.
    • Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian analysis
  • Emberley, Peter, and Barry Cooper (editors)
    • Faith and Political Philosophy: The Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964
  • Federici, Michael P.
    • Eric Voegelin: The Restoration of Order
  • Franz, Michael
    • Eric Voegelin and the Politics of Spiritual Revolt: The Roots of Modern Ideology
  • Havard, William C.
    • The Recovery of Political Theory
  • Heilke, Thomas W.
    • Voegelin on the Idea of Race: An Analysis of Modern European Racism
  • Hughes, Glenn (editor)
    • The Politics of the Soul: Eric Voegelin on Religious Experience
  • Keulman, Kenneth
    • The Balance of Consciousness: Eric Voegelin's Political Theory
  • Lawrence, Fred (editor)
    • The Beginning and the Beyond: Papers from the Gadamer and Voegelin Conferences
  • McAllister, Ted V.
    • Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order
  • Sandoz, Ellis
    • The Voegelinian Revolution
    • The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays
  • Sandoz, Ellis (editor)
    • Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal
    • Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind
  • Wagner, Helmut R.
    • Alfred Schutz: An Intellectual Biography
  • Walsh, David
    • After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom
  • Webb, Eugene
    • Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History

Coetsier, Meins G. S.,  Etty Hillesum and The Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis, Columbia (Missouri), University of Missouri Press, 2008.

Emberley, Peter, and Barry Cooper (editors), Faith and Political Philosophy: The Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964, Pennsylvania State University Press 1993.

There is a review of this book in the "Voegelin Research News", Volume I, No. 3, April 1995.
  • Fifty-two letters between Voegelin and Strauss
  • Letter from Voegelin to Alfred Schütz on Edmund Husserl (1943)
  • Voegelin's Review of Strauss's On Tyranny
  • Strauss's Response to Voegelin's Review
  • Leo Strauss
    • Jerusalem and Athens: Some Preliminary Reflections
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Gospel and Culture
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Immortality: Experience and Symbol
  • Leo Strauss
    • The Mutual Influence of Theology and Philosophy
  • James L. Wiser
    • Reason and Revelation as Search and Response: A Comparison of Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer
    • Philosophizing in Opposition: Strauss and Voegelin on Communication and Science
  • Stanley Rosen
    • Politics or Transcendence: Responding to Historicism
  • Thomas J. J. Altizer
    • The Theological Conflict Between Strauss and Voegelin
  • Timothy Fuller
    • Philosophy, Faith, and the Question of Progress
  • Ellis Sandoz
    • Medieval Rationalism or Mystic Philosophy? Reflections on the Strauss-Voegelin Correspondence
  • Thomas L. Pangle
    • Platonic Political Science in Strauss and Voegelin
  • David Walsh
    • The Reason-Revelation Tension in Strauss and Voegelin

Federici, Michael P., Eric Voegelin: The Restoration of Order, ISI Books 2002.

Franz, Michael, Eric Voegelin and the Politics of Spiritual Revolt: The Roots of Modern Ideology, Louisisana State University Press 1992.

Havard, William C., The Recovery of Political Theory, Louisisana State University Press 1984.

  • The Disenchantment of the Intellectuals
  • The Method and Results of Political Anthropology in America
  • The Philosophical Underpinnings of the Contemporary Controversy in American Political Science
  • The New Lexicon of Politics; or, How to Engage in Research Without Really Thinking
  • A New Rousseau
  • Voegelin's Changing Conception of History and Consciousness
  • Notes on Voegelin's Contribution to Political Theory
  • Michael Oakeshott, Skeptical Idealist
  • The Politics of I'll Take My Stand
  • Political Education: Who Gets What, When, How, and Why
  • Policy Sciences, the Humanities, and Political Coherence

Heilke, Thomas W., Voegelin on the Idea of Race: An Analysis of Modern European Racism, Louisisana State University Press 1990.

Hughes, Glenn (editor), The Politics of the Soul: Eric Voegelin on Religious Experience, Rowman & Littlefield 1999.

  • Michael P. Morrissey
    • Voegelin, Religious Experience, and Immortality
  • John J. Ranieri
    • Grounding Public Discourse: The Contribution of Eric Voegelin
  • Geoffrey L. Price
    • The Epiphany of Universal Humanity
  • William Petropulos
    • The Person as Imago Dei: Augustine and Max Scheler in Eric Voegelin's Herrschaftslehre and Political Religions
  • William M. Thompson
    • Philosophy and Meditation: Notes on Eric Voegelin's View
  • Michael Franz
    • Brothers Under the Skin: Voegelin on the Common Experiential Wellsprings of Spiritual Order and Disorder
  • Glenn Hughes
    • Balanced and Imbalanced Consciousness
  • Stephen A. McKnight
    • Voegelin's Challenge to Modernity's Claim to Be Scientific and Secular: The Ancient Theology and the the Dream of Innerworldly Fulfillment

Keulman, Kenneth The Balance of Consciousness: Eric Voegelin's Political Theory

Lawrence, Fred (editor), The Beginning and the Beyond: Papers from the Gadamer and Voegelin Conferences, Supplementary Issue of Lonergan Workshop Volume 4, Scholars Press 1984.

  • Hans-Georg Gadamer
    • Articulating Transcendence
  • Frederick Lawrence
    • Language as Horizon?
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Consciousness and Order: Foreward to "Anamnesis"
    • The Meditative Origin of the Philosophical Origin of Order
  • Frederick Lawrence
    • On "The Meditative Origin of the Philosophical Origin of Order "
  • Robert M. Doran
    • Theology's Situation: Questions to Eric Voegelin
  • Patrick H. Byrne
    • The Significance of Voegelin's Work for the Philosophy of Science
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Responses at the Panel Discussion of "The Beginning of the Beginning"
    • Autobiographical Statement at Age Eighty-Two

McAllister, Ted V., Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order, University Press of Kansas 1995.

Sandoz, Ellis The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction, second edition, Transaction Publishers 2000.

Sandoz, Ellis The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays, University of Missouri Press 1999.

Sandoz, Ellis (editor), Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal, Duke University Press 1982.

  • Ellis Sandoz
    • Introduction
  • Gregor Sebba
    • Prelude and Variations on the Theme of Eric Voegelin
  • Jürgen Gebhardt
    • Toward the Process of Universal Mankind: The Formation of Voegelin's Philosophy of History
  • William C. Havard, Jr
    • Notes on Voegelin's Contribution to Political Theory
  • Dante Germino
    • Eric Voegelin's Framework for Political Evaluation in His Recently Published Work
  • David J. Walsh
    • Philosophy in Voegelin's Work
  • Eugene Webb
    • Eric Voegelin's Theory of Revelation
  • Thomas J. J. Altizer
    • A New History and a New But Ancient God? Voegelin's The Ecumenic Age
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Response to Professor Altizer's "A New History and a New But Ancient God?"
  • Eric Voegelin
    • Epilogue

Sandoz, Ellis (editor), Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind, Louisisana State University Press 1991.

  • Ellis Sandoz
    • Introduction
  • Kenneth W. Thompson
    • Voegelin and Politics
  • Stephen A. McKnight
    • Voegelin's New Science of History
  • Lewis P. Simpson
    • Voegelin and the Story of the Clerks
  • Paul Grimley Kuntz
    • Voegelin's Experiences of Disorder Out of Order and Vision of Order Out of Disorder: A Philosophic Meditation on His Theory of Order-Disorder
  • Paul Caringella
    • Voegelin: Philosopher of Divine Presence

Wagner, Helmut R., Alfred Schutz: An Intellectual Biography, University of Chicago Press 1983.

There is a chapter on Voegelin in this biography of his long-time friend and correspondent. (I've also seen his name spelled Schütz and Schuetz).

Walsh, David, After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom, Harper Collins 1990.

Webb, Eugene, Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History, University of Washington Press 1981.


WORKS ON ERIC VOEGELIN: A POSSIBLE BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Carmody, Denise L., and Carmody, John T. Interpreting the Religious Experience: A Worldview, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1987.

 

Coetsier, Meins G. S. Etty Hillesum and The Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis, Columbia (Missouri), University of Missouri Press, 2008.

 

________. 'God? ... Licht in het duister: Twee denkers in barre tijden: de Duitse filosoof Eric Voegelin en de Nederlands- Joodse schrijfster Etty Hillesum,' in Etty Hillesum Studies: Etty Hillesum in context, red. Ria van den Brandt en Klaas A.D. Smelik. Assen: Gorcum (Brill), 2008.

 

Cooper, Barry. The Political Theory of Eric Voegelin. Toronto Studies in Theology. Vol. 27. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986.

 

________. Eric Voegelin and the Foundations of Modern Political Science, Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

 

Emberley, Peter and Cooper, Barry. Faith and Political Philosophy: The Correspondence of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993.

 

Franz, Michael G. Eric Voegelin and the Politics of Spiritual Revolt: The Roots of Modern Ideology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.

Heilke, Thomas W. Voegelin on the Idea of Race: An Analysis of Modern European Racism, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.

 

________. Eric Voegelin: In Quest of Reality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

 

Hughes, Glenn A. Mystery and Myth in the Philosophy of Eric Voegelin. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1993.

 

________. The Politics of the Soul: Eric Voegelin on Religious Experience, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

 

Keulman, Kenneth. The Balance of Consciousness: Eric Voegelin's Political Theory. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.

 

Lawlor, Ann T. ‘Eric Voegelin's Diagnosis of the Focus on World-Immanent Reality Consequent Upon the Atrophy of Transcendent Experience among Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Thinkers.' M.A. Thesis, University College, Dublin, 1992.

 

Lawrence, Frederick, ed. The Beginning and the Beyond: Papers from the Gadamer and Lonergan Conferences. Vol. 4 of the Lonergan Workshop. Supplementary Volume. Chico, California: Scholars Press, 1984.

 

McCarroll, Joseph. ‘The Advance from Compactness to Differentiation...in Eric Voegelin's Order and History I-III.' M.A. Thesis, University College, Dublin, 1982.

 

McKnight, Stephen A., ed. Eric Voegelin's Search for Order in History. 1st ed. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

 

________. and Geoffrey L. Price. International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Eric Voegelin. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

 

Morrissey, Michael Patrick. Consciousness and Transcendence: The Theology of Eric Voegelin. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994.

 

O'Carroll, Noreen. ‘The Equivalence of Symbolic Forms: A Study in Eric Voegelin's Theory of Experiential Equivalence Between Symbolic Forms.' Ph.D. Dissertation, University College, Dublin, 1990.

 

Petrakis, Peter A. and Cecil L. Eubanks, Eric Voegelin's Dialogue with the Postmoderns. Searching for Foundations. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2004.

 

Porter, Jene M. Classics in Political Philosophy. 2nd ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 1997.

 

Purcell, Brendan. The Drama of Humanity. Towards a Philosophy of Humanity in History. ISBN 3 491 49099 2. US-ISBN 0 8204 3188 5. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996.

 

Rhodes, James M. ‘On Voegelin: His Collected Works and His Significance', Review of Politics 54, no 4 (Fall 1992): 621-647.

 

Sandoz, Ellis, ed. The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction. Baton Rouge, Louisiana and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1981.

 

________. Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1982a.

________. Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind. Baton Rouge, Louisiana and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.

 

Sebba, Gregor. ‘Prelude and Variations on the Theme of Eric Voegelin.' Southern Review, N.S. 13 (1977): 646-676.

 

________. ‘Prelude and Variations on the Theme of Eric Voegelin.' in Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal, edited with an introduction by Ellis Sandoz, pp. 3-65. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1982.

 

Thompson, William M. and Morse, David L., eds. Voegelin's Israel and Revelation: An Interdisciplinary Debate. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1999.

 

Walsh, David J. The Mysticism of Inner-Wordly Fulfilment: A Study of Jacob Boehme. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1983.

 

________. The Growth of the Liberal Soul. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

 

________. After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom. The Catholic University of America Press, Washington, D.C., 1990.

 

________. ‘Restoring the Lost Centre of Education', in Thought (No. 231), Vol. 58, (USA: Fordham University, 1983).

 

Webb, Eugene. Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History. Seattle, Washington and London: University of Washington Press, 1981.