The Eric Voegelin Society
August 31—September 4, 2005
at Washington D.C.,

The Panels

Barry Cooper and Ellis Sandoz

Barry Cooper and Ellis Sandoz smile for Charlie Embry's lens.

Juergen Gebhardt

Juergen Gebhardt listens while awaiting his turn to give his "case study" on the human predicament for the panel, "Voegelin and Heidegger on the Human Condition: Politics and Being."

Panel 6
David Walsh chairs the Panel "Dimensions of Voegelin's Philosophy and Its Reception" as Nicoletta Stradaioli, Grant Kaplan, David Palmieri and Lee Trepanier listen.
The Three Amigos

Three Voegelin Scholars from Alberta, Canada: John von Heyking, Barry Cooper, and Leon Craig—"The Three Amigos."

Barry Cooper and Celestino Perez
   Barry Cooper and Celestino Perez talk before the beginning of the panel: "Just War, Political Religions and the Fight against Terrorism."
Horst Mewes, Tim Fuller, and Steve McGuire

Horst Mewes presents de Tocqueville's views on Religion and Politics; Timothy Fuller and Steven McGuire listen.

Glenn Hughes and Paul Kidder

Glenn Hughes chairs the panel as Paul Kidder waits to speak on Voegelin, Heidegger and the configuration of historical ontology.

Michael Franz

  Michael Franz speaks on Spiritual Disorder in Modern Terrorism.

Fred Lawrence, Tom McPartland, David Walsh and Henrik Syse

Clockwise from the top: Thomas McPartland, David Walsh, Henrik Syse and Frederick Lawrence.

Ellis Sandoz, Michael Henry and William Thompson-Uberuaga,Rouven Steeves and James Schall
   The relationship of mysticism and philosophy to political science. From the left:  Ellis Sandoz, Michael Henry, William Thompson-Uberuaga, Rouven J. Steeves and James V. Schall, S.J.
Charles Embry

        The Evocation of Experience: Poetry and Eric Voegelin's Theory of Symbolization. The Panelists clockwise from the left: Charles Embry, Paul Caringella, Robin Seiler, Robert McMahon, Diane Quaid, Glenn Hughes and Polly Detels. Charles Embry also took all the panel photos.

Here follows the Eric Voegelin Soceity panel schedule for the four day meeting. This will give some idea of the range of topics and the names of participants not shown above.


Panel 1:

The Evocation of Experience: Poetry and Eric Voegelin's Theory of Symbolization.

Chair: Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M University-Commerce

"A Pattern of Timeless Moments: Existence and History in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets ."

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Texas

"The Lyric Cosmion: Eric Voegelin and the Semiotics of Yuri Lotman"

Robert McMahon, Louisiana State University

"'A poem should not mean/But be': A Reading of Poems"

Diane Quaid, Independent Scholar

"Glory is My Work": Mary Oliver's Search for Order

Robert S. Seiler, Jr., Independent Scholar

Polly Detels, Texas A & M University-Commerce

Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

Panel 2.

Political Theory, Mysticism and Philosophy

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

"Saint Augustine and the Language of the Soul's Encounter with God"

Michael Henry, St. John's University

"Mysticism and the Ludic: A Voegelinian Meditation on the Areopagite and His Heirs"

Marie Baird, Duquesne University

"Play and Political Theory: Voegelin and Huizinga"

William Thompson-Uberuaga, Duquesne University

"The Non-dogmatic, Experiential Unfolding of Order: Some Preliminary Reflections"

Rouven J. Steeves, United States Air Force Academy


David Walsh, Catholic University of America

James V. Schall, Georgetown University

Panel 3.

Voegelin and Heidegger on the Human Condition: Politics and Being

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University–San Antonio

"Voegelin, Heidegger, and the Configuration of Historical Ontology"

Paul Kidder, Seattle University

"Rights After Heidegger"

William Paul Simmons, Arizona State University–West

"Voegelin and Heidegger"

Frederick Lawrence, Boston College

"Heidegger, Voegelin, and the Human Predicament: A Case Study"

Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Thomas McPartland, Kentucky State University

Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame

Craig Hanks, Texas State University

Panel 4.

Is Terrorism a "New Political Religion"? The War and Barry Cooper's Theory

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola College–Maryland

"Just War, Political Religions, and the Fight Against Terrorism"

Henrik Syse, Journal of Peace Research (PRIO)

"'There is No Right to be Stupid'"

Celestino Perez, Jr., United States Military Academy

"Spiritual Disorder in Modern Terrorism"

Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

"The War on Terrorism and Our Constitutional Order"

Richard Harmon Drew, University of Virginia

Martin Palouš, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States

Robert Reilly, U. S. Dept. of Defense

Respondent: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Panel 5.

Religion, Politics, and the Human Condition

Chair: Horst Mewes, University of Colorado–Boulder

"Alexis de Tocqueville on Religion and Politics"

Horst Mewes, University of Colorado–Boulder

"Aayyid Qutb and Adolkarim Soroush: Islamic Fundamentalism or Sufi Mysticism?"

John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

"Greek Religion and Plato's Philosophy"

Steven McGuire, Catholic University of America

"Some Principles of Voegelinian Hermeneutics: Eric Voegelin´s Reading of

Jean Bodin".

Hans-Jörg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

Panel 6.

Dimensions of Voegelin's Philosophy and Its Reception

Chair: David Walsh, Catholic University of America

"Eric Voegelin in Paris: The Critical Response since 1994"

David Palmieri, University of Montreal

"The Suicide of Thought: Reflections on Voegelin and Walker Percy"

Grant Kaplan, Loyola University of New Orleans

"American Conservatism, the Southern Tradition, and Modernity"

Andreas Kinneging, University of Leiden School of Law

"Philosophical Anthropology: Voegelin's Debt to Max Scheler"

Nicoletta Stradaioli, University of Perugia

Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

Lee Trepanier, Saginaw Valley State University

Sylvie Courtine-Denamy, Independent Scholar

Panel 7.

Religion, Education and the Shaping of Citizens in Locke

(Co-sponsored by APSA, Division 2, Foundations of Political Theory)

Chair: Paul E. Sigmund, Princeton University

"Religion, Soulcraft, and Education in Locke's Liberalism"

Dwight D. Allman, Baylor University

"The Moral and Rational Requirements of Locke's Liberalism"

Steven P. Forde, University of North Texas

"'Tis Reasonable to Think the Cause Is Natural': Human History and Natural Law in Locke's Two Treatises"

Greg Forster, Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation

"A Polity of Conscience: What is the Significance of Locke's Argument for Toleration?"

Glenn Moots, Northwood University

Victor Nuovo, Middlebury College

James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University

Panel 8:

The Aristotelian Revival and the Path to Religious Toleration

(Co-sponsored with APSA, Division 2, "Foundations of Political Theory")

Chair: Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University

"John Donne and the Translation of Aristotle's Politics Into English"

James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University

"Paolo Sarpi and the Articulation within England of a Critique of Priestcraft"

Paul A. Rahe, University of Tulsa

"Hobbes and Religious Toleration"

Edwin Curley, University of Michigan

Robert Kraynak, Colgate University

Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Business Meeting & Reception:

Embassy of the Czech Republic Sat., Sept. 3, 6:p.m

Panoramas of the Czech Embassy Reception

Dining Out, Indian Style

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