Meeting Index

Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2012


Chicago, IL , Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2013

109th APSA Annual Meeting, 28th EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University  

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PROGRAM DETAIL - 11 panels

Panel 1.  The Crisis of the West: Philosophical and International Perspectives

Chair:   Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma


The Politics of Coexistence: Voegelin, Arendt, and the Crisis of the West
Ross Jacobs, University of Chicago

Nicholas Murray Butler: A Prophet for our Time?
David Clinton, Baylor University

Crisis of the West: The Revenge of Geopolitics
Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

What May We Now Hope for?  Raymond Aron and the Decline of the West
Reed Davis, Seattle Pacific University

Eternity and Crisis: Eric Voegelin and Karl Lowith on Human Temporality
Bruno Godefroy, Université Jean Moulin - Lyon


Michael Desch, Notre Dame University

Panel 2.  Mysticism and Politics in Voegelin’s Philosophy   

Chair:   David Walsh, Catholic University of America


Mysticism and Social Justice
Macon Boczek, Kent State Uinversity

The Immovable Foundations of the Infinite and Immortal: Tocqueville on Religious Beings and their Liberty
Sarah Beth Vosburg, Louisiana State University

The Mystical Center of Stefan George's Understanding of Politics
William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Archiv in Munich

Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin: Reflections on Philosophy and Mysticism
Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)


Athanasios Moulakis, American University in Iraq-Sulaymaniyya
Thomas P. McPartland, Kentucky State University

Panel 3.  The Constitution of Tolerance: Civic Religion Reconsidered

Chair: Tilo Schabert, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Tolerance in Festivity: The Case of the Calgary Stampede
John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

Aurea mediocritas: on the problem of government, religion and liberalism
Andreas Kinneging, University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Manners and Laws: Could a Global State be a Republic?
András Lanczi, Corvinus University, Budapest  (Hungary)

Religion and Public Discourse in a Secular Age
Steven McGuire, Eastern University


Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas
Gerson Moreno- Riano, Regent University

Panel 4.  The Spiritual and Political in Early America

Chair:   Glenn Moots, Northwood University


Samuel Cooper and the Supple Character of American Political Theology
Glenn A. Moots, Northwood University (Michigan)

Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance, Jefferson's Statute for Religious Liberty, and the Creation of the First Amendment
Mark David Hall, George Fox University

The Specter of Irreligion and the Character of Early National Rights.
Chris Beneke, Bentley University

The Tory-Whig Climate of Opinion and the American Founding's Spiritual Deficiencies
John Jamieson, Independent Scholar


Barry Alan Shain, Colgate University
Jeffry Morrison, Regent University

Panel 5.  Hunting and Weaving: Barry Cooper’s Political Philosophy–Roundtable

Chair:   John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge


Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University
Edward Andrew, University of Toronto
Tom Darby, Carleton University
Leon Craig, University of Alberta
Jodi Bruhn, Stratëjuste Consulting

Panel 6.  Eric Voegelin’s NEW SCIENCE OF POLITICS after 60 years: A Retrospective Roundtable

Chair:   James Wiser, University of San Francisco


Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
Timothy Fuller, Colorado College
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
David Whitney, Nicholls State University

Panel 7.  Liberty and Order in China after the 18th Party Congress

Chair:   Barret Dolph, Zhen Jiang Culture Center


Promise Hsu (Hong Xu), independent scholar
Jin Li, Calvin Seminary
Harry Wu, Laogai Research Foundation and the China Information Center
Martin Palouš, Ambassdor of the Czech Republic to the United Nations (emeritus)
Timothy Lomperis,  Saint Louis Unversity
Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution

Panel 8.  Transcendence and Society– Scientific Analysis of Symbolic Forms of Order

Chair:   Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (emeritus)


Transcendence: The Origin and Meaning of a Modern Concept of
Hermeneutical Research
Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (emeritus)   

Beyond the World of Power in Machiavelli and Han Fei
Alejandro Bárcenas, Texas State University

The Prioriy of Existence in Medieval Political Thought
James Greenaway, St. Mary’s University–San Antonio

Politics in the Arab World Today, Resurgent Transcendence?
Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland (emeritus)


Matthias Riedl, Central University Budapest
Trevor Shelley, Louisiana State University
Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s University–San Antonio

Panel 9. A Republic if you can keep it: Crisis of Constitutionalism?–Roundtable

Chair:   David Brown, Loyola University in New Orleans


James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University
Stephen B. Presser, Esq., Northwestern University School of Law
Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

Panel 10.  Plato: the drama and politics of the xenos

Chair:   David Lay Williams, DePaul University


Plato’s Critique of “Platonism” in the Sophist and Statesman
Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University

The Real Name of the Stranger: The Meaning of Plato's Statesman
James M. Rhodes, Marquette University

Enlightening the Multicolored City: Relativism and War in Plato’s Republic
Rebecca LeMoine, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Ronald Srigley, University of Prince Edward Island
Nalin Ranasinghe, Assumption College

Panel 11. Remembrance, Fiction, and Voegelin’s Anamnesis.

Chair:   Charles R. Embry, Professor Emeritus, Texas A & M University.


Retired Order and Remembrance in José Saramago’s All The Names.
Polly Detels, Texas A & M University Commerce

Explorations of Remembering in the Fiction of David Foster Wallace and Mikhail Shishkin.
Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M University Commerce.        

War and Battle: Michael D. O’Brien & the Struggle Between Good and Evil.
Michael Henry, St. John’s University

Memory and Friendship in Marilyne Robinson’s Gilead and Home.
Paulette Kidder, Seattle University. 


Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s University
Paul Kidder, Seattle University
Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman’s University