VOEGELIN -- RESEARCH NEWS

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Volume III, No. 3                                             May 1997
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                     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      
                                  

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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,
                     Paris)

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 
                     University)

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 
                     Voegelin."                   

                     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 
                     genocide"
                     
                     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 
                     Poland"
                     
                     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); 
Interviewers: 
                     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 
                     Colorado)

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 
                     modernity"
                     
                     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 
                     observations"
                     
                     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 
                     University)

3.30 - 4.00          Afternoon Tea

- contemporary readings:

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

                     "Milton's Chaos: Immanentizing the apeirontic 
                     depth"
                     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 
                     ecumene"
                     
                     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 
                     survey"
                     
                     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

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Assistance to the conference from the following bodies is gratefully 
acknowledged: 

                British Academy (Humanities Research Board)
                        
                          Earhart Foundation 
                        
                               UNESCO 
  (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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