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Eric Voegelin, Anti-Gnosticism, and the Totalitarian Emphasis on Order

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of German political philosopher Eric Voegelin in popularizing anti-gnosticism and the totalitarian emphasis on social order. Voegelin considered modernity as the venue ... More


The Decline of a Classic: Explaining the Reception of The Dual State, 1941–present

Jens Meierhenrich

in The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat: An Ethnography of Nazi Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198814412
eISBN:
9780191851964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814412.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the uneven reception of Fraenkel’s classic across space and time, with particular reference to the book’s very different fortunes in the United States and postwar Germany. I ... More


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