Philosopher of History
- PUBLISHED: December 2014
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literary Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 320 Pages, 6 x 9 in
- ISBN: 9780295994383
"The order of history emerges from the history of order" is the sentence that opens Eric Voegelin's multivolume work, Order and History. A search for an understanding of the order that can be found in history, and within the human being who is the subject of history, has resulted in a large and complicated body of work by this contemporary philosopher. Eugene Webb offers a full illumination and assessment of that work.
Authors & Contributors
Eugene Webb is professor emeritus in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Eugene Webb, whose fields are comparative literature and religion, has written an introduction to Voegelin's work which attempts to sort out and define its perspective and to make the opus more accessible to a variety of readers.- Journal of Modern History
A spate of articles and books about Eric Voegelin indicate the end of the period when his fame surpassed readers' comprehension of his work. Rapidly growing numbers of readers are now demonstrating their comprehension by responding to Voegelin actively, their minds having been stimulated to productions of their own. In this way, Eugene Webb . . . has written a splendid commentary on Voegelin's ideas and achievement . . . a very substantial contribution that deserves to be read not only by those who are interested in learning more about Eric Voegelin, but also by all who feel deeply the crisis of our time and want to work their way out 'from under the rubble.'- Modern Age
Webb has written a fine expository book, with notes and glossary which will open Voegelin to general readers.- Library Journal