Volume III, No. 3                                             May 1997

                     Centre for Voegelin Studies
                Department of Religions and Theology, 
                       University of Manchester
                         _ORDER AND HISTORY_

     Second International Conference on the work of Eric Voegelin
               University of Manchester, 3-6 July 1997
     Woolton Hall, Whitworth Lane, Fallowfield, MANCHESTER M14 6WS      


Thursday 3 July

11.00                Opening Address      
                     Professor Philip Gummett, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 
                     University of Manchester

_Political religions and contemporary politics_

11.15 - 12.45        "Religion and politics in the twentieth century: 
                     was there any secularization? A reassessment of     
                     the Voegelinian concept of political religion"

                     Prof. Juergen Gebhardt (University of Erlangen-
                     Nuernberg); Interviewers: Prof. Paul Gottfried
                     (Elizabethtown College, PA), Mr Jacob Schmutz
                     (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,

12.45 - 1.45         Lunch

1.45 - 3.00          a) "Nationalism and the re-constitution of 
                     political religions in contemporary Europe"
                     b) "The concept of political religion in the 
                     thought of Eric Voegelin."

                     Dr Dietmar Herz (University of Munich); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Frederick Lawrence
                     (Boston College, MA), Dr Peter Mc Mylor 
                     (University of Manchester)

3.00 - 4.15          "Quebec nationalism and Canadian politics in the 
                     light of Voegelin's Political Religions"

                     Prof. Barry Cooper, FRSC (University of Calgary); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Paul Gottfried                  
                     (Elizabethtown College), Dr David Levy (Middlesex 

4.15 - 4.45          Afternoon Tea 
4.45 - 6.00          "The practice of limitation: political form and 
                     legal science in the early writings of Eric 

                     Dr Sandro Chignola (Verona); Interviewers: 
                     Prof. Ellis Sandoz (Director, Eric                
                     Voegelin Institute, Louisiana State University), 
                     Prof. Mendo Castro Henriques
                     (Catholic University of Portugal)

6.30                 Bar open

7.00                 Dinner

Friday 4 July
8.00 - 8.45          Breakfast

9.00 - 10.15         a) "The religious dimension in the works of 
                     Dietrich Eckart, Joseph Goebbels, Alfred
                     Rosenberg and Adolf Hitler"; b) "Hitler's 
                     political religion. The deification of the
                     Germans, the satanization of the Jews and the 
                     Prof. Claus-Ekkehart Baersch (Institute for German-
                     Jewish History, University of Duisburg);
                     Interviewers: Prof. Klaus Vondung 
                     (University of Siegen), Prof. Thomas
                     Hollweck (University of Colorado)

10.15 - 10.30        Coffee

10.30 - 11.45        "On the reception of Eric Voegelin's work in 
                     Frau Monika Uminska-Ziesche (Philosophy 
                     Hochschule, Munich); Interviewers: 
                     Dr Antonietta Brillante (European University 
                     Institute, Fiesola), Dr William Petropulos
                     (British Council, Munich), Dr Pawel Kloczowski 
                     (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

_Science, gnosticism and politics_

11.45 - 1.00         a) "Gnostic wars: the cold war in the context of a 
                     history of western spirituality"
                     b) "Gnosis, science and mysticism: a history of 
                     self-referential theory designs"
                     Mr Stefan Rossbach (University of Kent); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Tilo Schabert
                     (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg), Dr Dietmar Herz 
                     (University of Munich), Dr Peter Mc Mylor
                     (University of Manchester)

1.00 - 2.00          Lunch

_Plato and Aristotle_

2.00 - 3.15          "The significance of Plato's Timaeus and Critias 
                     in Eric Voegelin's philosophy"

                     Prof. Zdravko Planinc (Mc Master University); 
                     Revd. Dr Mark Sinnett (First Presbyterian Church, 
                     Stevenville, TX), Prof. Lawrence Schmidt
                     (University of Toronto)

_Voegelin and Alfred Schuetz_

3.15 - 4.30          "Political reality and life world: the 
                     correspondence between Eric Voegelin and
                     Alfred Schuetz, 1938 - 1959" 
                     Mag. Gilbert Weiss (University of Vienna); 
                     Interviewers: Dr David Levy (Middlesex
                     University), Prof. Thomas Hollweck (University of 

4.30 - 5.00          Afternoon Tea

_New Testament studies_

5.00 - 6.15          "Eric Voegelin and the New Testament: 
                     developments, problems, challenges"
                     Dr Michael Morrissey (Institute of Reading 
                     Development, Novato, CA);
                     Interviewers: Mr Peter Huish (Thomas More 
                     Institute, Montreal), Prof. Lawrence
                     Schmidt (University of Toronto)

6.30                 Bar open
7.00                 Dinner

Saturday 5 July

_Revelation and order in archaic societies_

8.00 - 8.45          Breakfast

9.00 - 10.15         "Axial age sectarianism and the antinomies of 
                     Prof. Shmuel Eisenstadt (Hebrew University of 
                     Jerusalem); Interviewers: Prof. Eugene Webb
                     (University of Washington, Seattle), 
                     Prof. David Walsh (Catholic
                     University of America, Washington).

_Israel and Revelation_

10.15 - 11.30        "Revisiting Voegelin's Israel and Revelation after 
                     twenty-five years"
                     Prof. Bernhard Anderson (Boston University); 
                     Interviewers: Miss Oona Ajzenstat
                     (Mc Master University), Dr Francesca Murphy 
                     (University of Aberdeen)

11.30 - 11. 45       Coffee

11.45 - 1.00         "Voegelin's Israel and Revelation: some 
                     Prof. Moshe Idel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Tilo Schabert                
                     (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg),
                     Miss Oona Ajzenstat (Mc Master University)          

1.00 - 2.00          Lunch

_Voegelin and literary studies_

- literary theory:

2.00 - 3.30          "Eric Voegelin and literary theory"
                     Prof. Eugene Webb (University of Washington) 
                     "Eric Voegelin's recovery of the remembering story"
                     Prof James Babin (Louisiana State University).     

                     Interviewers: Prof. Steven Shankman (University of 
                     Oregon), Prof. James Trotter (Vanderbilt 

3.30 - 4.00          Afternoon Tea

- contemporary readings:

4.00 - 5.30          "Tragedy and the polis in Voegelin's Order and 
                     Prof. Jack Trotter (Vanderbilt University) 

                     "Milton's Chaos: Immanentizing the apeirontic 
                     Prof. Robert Watson (Yale University). 

                     Interviewers: Prof. Glenn Hughes (St Mary's 
                     University), Prof Steven Shankman
                     (University of Oregon)

6.00                 Sherry reception

7.00                 Conference dinner

Sunday 6 July

_Chinese ecumene_      

8.00 - 8.45          Breakfast

9.00 - 10.00         "The complex of consciousness-reality-language: 
                     Voegelin, Laozi and Zhuangzi"

                     Prof. Steven Shankman (University of Oregon); 
                     Interviewers: Mr Peter Huish
                     (Thomas More Institute), Prof. Frederick Lawrence 
                     (Boston College)

10.00 - 11.00        "On the Voegelinian interpretation of the Chinese 
                     Dr Seon-Hee Suh (Ewha Women's University, Seoul); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Frederick
                     Lawrence (Boston College), Mr Paul Caringella 
                     (Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution)

11.00 - 11.30        Coffee

11.30 - 12.30        "Voegelin Studies in Japan: a bibliographical 
                     Prof. Key Ray Chong (Soka University, Tokyo); 
                     Interviewers: Prof. Ellis Sandoz
                     (Director, Eric Voegelin Institute, Louisiana 
                     State University), Prof. David Walsh
                     (Catholic University of America)

_Philosophy of Law_

12.30 - 1.00         Short talk and interview: 
                     "The controversy between Hans Kelsen and Eric 
                     Voegelin on The new science of politics"            
                     Prof. Martin Sattler (Fachhochschule Mannheim); 
                     Interviewer: Mr Paul Caringella
                     (Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution)

1.00                 Lunch

Coach: dep. 2.15     Reception in Cheshire


Assistance to the conference from the following bodies is gratefully 

                British Academy (Humanities Research Board)
                          Earhart Foundation 
  (Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines)
                       University of Manchester 
                        (Research Support Fund)

In addition, the 
                     Goethe-Institut Manchester 

has both assisted the conference and been involved in the planning of 
the first day.

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