Voegelin: Modernity and Gnosticism

By |2014-01-10T19:15:39-05:00October 14th, 2013|Categories: Eric Voegelin, Modernity|Tags: , |

Photo by Felipe Vanancio Eric Voegelin (1901-85) is often portrayed as one of the severest critics of modernity–its belief in human reason’s ability to understand and convey the fundamental structures of reality and its dismissal of transcendent teleologies as private and suspect beliefs. For Voegelin, modernity was a “Gnostic revolt” against reality: the [...]

The Blessing of Vulnerability

By |2015-10-23T16:29:32-05:00June 10th, 2013|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Morality|Tags: |

Oftentimes we need to be reminded that we are more than animals. The attachment modern society has to stoking the fires of primitive passions we share with the beasts (feast, fight, fornicate) is literally dehumanizing—it makes us less than we by nature are. This, of course, is the very essence of corruption and causes [...]