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Disturbing revelation : Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Bible

Author: John J Ranieri
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ranieri shows how Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin drew on biblical texts in their philosophies to explore the relationship between religion, politics, and violence while maintaining a deep ambivalence about the Bible's vision of life and its influence on politics and finally compares their thought with that of René Girard"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Leo Strauss; Eric Voegelin; René Girard; Eric Voegelin; René Girard, Anthropologe.; Leo Strauss; René Girard; Leo Strauss; Eric Voegelin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Ranieri
ISBN: 9780826218360 0826218369
OCLC Number: 271105324
Description: ix, 272 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beyond "scripture" : The quest for biblical origins --
Transcendence and imbalance : The ambiguous legacy of the Bible --
Athens versus Jerusalem --
Metastasis and modernity --
The triumph of the biblical orientation --
Conclusion: The Bible, philosophy, and violence.
Responsibility: John J. Ranieri.
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Political philosophers Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin share an interest in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Focusing on their treatment of the Bible, this work explores how they draw on its texts in  Read more...

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