VOEGELIN -- RESEARCH NEWS
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Volume IV, No. 2                                            March 1998
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In this issue:  Preliminary program of the 14th Annual Meeting of the
                Eric Voegelin Society to be held in Boston, Mass., 
                U.S.A., September 4th and 5th, 1998.


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                         ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY
                          14TH ANNUAL MEETING
                          PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
                                      
         September 4-5, 1998, Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Mass.

   Program Organizer:  Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University,
   Eric Voegelin Institute
   LSU/ 240 Stubbs Hall
   Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5466
   TEL:504/ 388-2552
   FAX 504/ 388-2540
   (h)504/766-9902; 

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                                 PROGRAM

   Panel 1: Multiple Modernities: Voegelin's Relevance to Contemporary
            International Political Theory-A Roundtable 
   
   Time: 8:45 a.m., Friday
   Chair: Mendo Castro Henriques, Catholic University of Portugal

   Papers: "Is Modernity Gnostic?"
   David J. Levy, Middlesex University (London)

   "Modernity and Philosophy: The Italian Reception of Voegelin"
   Sandro Chignola, University of Verona (Italy)

   "Voegelin and French Philosophy: There and Back"
   Jacob Schmutz, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (Paris)

   "Voegelin & Current Trends in Portuguese Political Theory"
   Mendo Castro Henriques, Catholic University of Portugal 

   "Multiple Modernities"
   Shmuel Eisenstadt, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

   "Voegelin and Democratization Issues"
   Paul Rich & Guillermo de los Reyes, University of the Americas

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   Panel 2: Voegelin's "Race" books As A Critique of Nazi Ideology
            
   Time: 10:45 a.m., Friday
   Chair: Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii
   
   Papers: "Contemporary Responses to Voegelin's 'Race' Books: A Critical
   Overview"
   Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder
   
   "Hannah Arendt and Eric Voegelin on Race Thinking and Modernity"
   Leah Bradshaw, Brock University (Ontario)
   
   "The Philosophical Anthropology of Race: A Voegelinian Encounter" 
   Thomas W. Heilke, University of Kansas
   
   "Voegelin's Overcoming of Race as _Ersatzpolitik_"
   Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii
   
   Respondant: Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen (Germany)

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   Panel 3: Voegelin, the Ancient Greeks, and the Nature of Philosophy
   
   Time: 1:30 p.m., Friday
   Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University
   
   Papers: "Literature and Transcendence in Plato, Pseudo-Longinus, and
   Voegelin"
   Richard F. Moorton, Connecticut College
   
   "Mystic Philosophy in Plato's Seventh Letter"
   James M. Rhodes, Marquette University
   
   "Plato on Suffering and Salvation: A Voegelinian Reading"
   Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University (Ontario)
   
   "Voegelin's Reading of the Parmenides: Some Critical Reflections"
   Mark W. Sinnett, First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville, Texas
   
   Disc.: Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado-Boulder
   
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   Panel 4: Reason and Revelation in Voegelin's Philosophy
   
   Time: 3:30 p.m., Friday
   Chair: John Ranieri, Seton Hall University
   
   Papers: "Does Athens Need Jerusalem? The Bible in Voegelin's Later
   Thought""
   John Ranieri, Seton Hall University
   
   "Is the Distinction Between Reason and Revelation Obsolete?"
   Frederick G. Lawrence, Boston College
   
   "Restoring the Conversation: Socratic Dialectic in Kierkegaard"
   Mark W. Sinnett, First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville, Texas
   
   "Religion in the Thought of John Stuart Mill"
   Linda Raeder, Catholic University of America
   
   Disc.: David Walsh, Catholic University of America
          Cecil L. Eubanks, Louisiana State University
          Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
   
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   Panel 5: Voegelin and the Diversity of Politics
   
   Time: 8:45 a.m., Saturday
   Chair: Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

   Papers: "Voegelin, Violence, and Gnosticism"
   Dante Germino, University of Amsterdam
   
   "The Transcendental in American Statecraft: The Political Theory of
   Theodore Roosevelt"
   Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma
   
   "Just Law Theory in Light of Voegelin,"
   Henrik Syse, University of Oslo
   
   "Understanding Totalitarianism After the Velvet Revolution"
   Martin Palous, Charles University
   
   Disc.: Lee Trepanier, Louisiana State University
          Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan
   
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   Panel 6: Cosmos and World, Myth and Dedivinization in Voegelin's Late
   Work
   
   Time: 10:45 a.m., Saturday
   Chair: Glenn Hughes, Saint Mary's University 

   Papers: "Voegelin on the Significance of Plato's Myths of Immortality"
   Mark Morelli, Loyola Marymount
   
   "Voegelin's Late Work as an Approach to Education"
   Thomas D'Evelyn, Brown Learning Community
   
   "Logos and Community in Eric Voegelin and Simone Weil"
   Margaret S. Hrezo, Radford University
   
   "Twilight of the Gods: the Problem of Divine Presence in the World
   after Differentiation"
   Glenn Hughes, Saint Mary's University, San Antonio
   
   Disc.: Eugene Webb, University of Washington
          Thomas McPartland, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State
          University
   
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   Panel 7: Experience and Reality in Ethics and Politics 
   
   Time: 3:30 p.m., Saturday
   Chair: Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.
   
   Papers: "Transcendence and Subjectivity: A Comparison of Voegelin with
   Emmanuel Levinas"
   Marie Baird, Duquesne University & Steve McCarl, University of Denver
   
   "Voegelin's Debt to Schelling"
   Gerald L. Day, McMaster University (Ontario)
   
   "Voegelin and Marx"
   Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
   
   Disc.: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary (Alberta)
          Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and
          Peace
          Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.
   

   BUSINESS MEETING OF THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY--Time: 5:30 p.m.,
   Saturday
   
   DUTCH TREAT RECEPTION FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE ERIC VOEGELIN
   SOCIETY--Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Saturday

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