Eric Voegelin Study Page

As a layman with a stack of books which I find rather challenging, I have assembled these resources as an aid to my reading of Eric Voegelin. I hope others in a similar situation will find them helpful.

The outlines are intended as an aid to the memory for those who are reading Voegelin, not as a substitute for the original material. It is impossible to summarize another man's words entirely accurately. I hope I have not done too much violence to his works, but readers should refer to the original sources for Voegelin's true thought.

Your comments and corrections are always welcome: please e-mail Bill McClain.


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Change History

27-Feb-2001 Added The Nature of the Law
14-Feb-2001 Added List of Eric Voegelin Society Papers
19-Dec-2000 Added The matrix from "Reason: The Classic Experience"
21-Nov-2000 Added Papers from the "2000 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting"
31-Oct-2000 Added Eric Voegelin Remembered
7-Jul-2000 Added "Immortality: Experience and Symbol".
15-Jun-2000 Added Dictionary of Voegelinian Terminology.
16-May-2000 Added Israel and Revelation.
25-Feb-2000 Added "On Debate and Existence".
19-Feb-2000 Added Anamnesis.
6-Sep-1998 Added "On Classical Studies".
5-Sep-1998 New documents.
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