VOL 33— The Drama of Humanity
and other Miscellaneous Papers
1939-1985

Editor's Introduction 1
1. Foreword to the Second Edition of The Political Religions (1939) 19
2. Democracy and the Individual 24
3. Notes on T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets 33
4. Cycle Theory and Disintegration 41
5. What Is Political Theory? 53
6. The Spiritual and Political Future of the Western World 67
7. The West and the Meaning of Industrial Society: Excerpts from the Discussion 89
8. Natural Law in Political Theory: Excerpts from the Discussion 112
9. Man in Political Institutions: Excerpts from the Discussion 150
10. The Drama of Humanity 174
11. Conversations with Eric Voegelin at the Thomas More Institute for Adult Education in Montreal
[There were four conversations. Conversation I (from Feb 28,1965) is found in Published Essays, 1953-1965, Collected Works Volume 11, at page 224 under the title "In Search of the Ground." The remaining three are found here and have been renumbered by the editors I-III.]
    I.  Theology Confronting World Religions?
           (Oct 16, 1967)
243
    IA.  Question Period 260
    II.  Questions Up ( Nov 9, 1970) 275
    III.  Myth as Environment ( Mar 12, 1976) 307
12. Notes on "Civilization and Foreign Affairs" 344
13. Structures of Consciousness 351
14. The Meditative Origin of the Philosophical Knowledge of Order 384
15. The Beyond and Its Parousia 396
16. Responses at the Panel Discussion of "The Beginning of the Beginning" 415
17. Autobiographical Statement at Age Eighty-Two 432
Index 457


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