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Eric Voegelin

Eric Voegelin, German educator. Member administrative board Volkshochschule Wien Volksheim, 1936-1938.; Member Commission Civil Service Examiners, Austria, 1936-1938; Member American and Southern political science associations.

Background

  • Voegelin, Eric was born on January 3, 1901 in Cologne, Germany. Son of Otto and Elisabeth (Ruehl) Voegelin.

  • Education

    • Doctor rer. policy, U. Vienna, 1922. Postgraduate universities Oxford, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1922-1923, Rockefeller, Columbia, Harvard, University of Wisconsin, Yale and Sorbonne.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1938, naturalized 1944. Assistant in law faculty U. Vienna, 1923-1924, 28-29, private dozent, 1929, associate professor 1936. Dismissed by Nazi government.

      Instructor and tutor Harvard, 1938-1939. Instructor Bennington College, 1939. Assistant professor of University Alabama, 1939-1942.

      Associate professor Louisiana State University, 1942-1946, professor 1946, Boyd professor 1952-1968. Professor political science U. Munich, 1958. Henry Salvatori Distinguished scholar Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford (California).

    Works

    • Author: Ueber die Form des amerikanischen Geistes, 1928. Rasse und Staat, 1933, Die Rassenidee in der Geistesgeschichte, 1933. Der Autoritaere Staat, 1936.

      Die Politischen Religionen, 1939. The New Science of Politics, 1952. Order and History I
    • Israel and Revelation, 1956.

      Order and History II. The World of the Polis, 1957. Order and History III.

      Plato and Aristotle, 1957. Anamnesis, 1966
    • Order and History IV. The Ecumenic Age, 1974.

      From Enlightenment to Revolution, 1975.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member administrative board Volkshochschule Wien Volksheim, 1936-1938. Member Commission Civil Service Examiners, Austria, 1936-1938. Member American and Southern political science associations.

    Connections

    • Married Lissy Onken, July 30, 1932.
    • father: Otto Voegelin
    • mother: Elisabeth (Ruehl) Voegelin
    • spouse: Lissy Onken
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    Born January 3, 1901
    Died January 19, 1985
    (aged 84)
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