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Volume 2016, Issue 2
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Abstract

After a brief presentation of the work of the German-born American political philosopher Eric Voegelin, Prof. Barry Cooper focuses on what Voegelin calls the Ecumenic Age, the period from the rise of the Persian around the eighth century BC to the fall of the Roman Empire around the eighth century AD. From this period, we can learn that any intramundane apocalyptic efforts to unify politically the ecumene (or inhabited world) and thus to bring an end to history are doomed to fail. Yet this dream remains the driving force behind many contemporary radical ideologies.

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2016-07-13
2019-08-17
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Ecumenic Age, Eric Voegelin, Ancient World, Millenarianism, Empire
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