Eric Voegelin Quotes (3 quotes)
“The course of history as a whole is no object of experience; history has no eidos, because the course of history extends into the unknown future.”
Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, ISBN 0226861147, p. 120
Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, ISBN 0226861147, p. 131
“Christ is the head of the corpus mysticum, which includes all men from the beginning of the world to its end. He is not the president of a special-interest club.”
Eric Voegelin, Collected Works, Vol. 31: Hitler and the Germans, edited and translated by Detlev Clemens and Brandon Purcell, ISBN 0826212166, p. 200.
Aphorisms (1994 edition), Ariadne Pr
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
The New Statesman (1933-02-25)
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Born: January 3, 1901
Died: January 19, 1985 (aged 84)
Bio: Eric Voegelin, born Erich Hermann Wilhelm Vögelin, was a German-born American political philosopher. He was born in Cologne, then Imperial Germany, and educated in political science at the University of Vienna. He became a teacher and then an associate professor of political science at the Faculty of Law.
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