The Catholic University of America



University of Virginia, 1975-78: Ph.D. in Government, 1978

University College Dublin, 1968-74: M.A. in Philosophy, 1974

B.A. in Philosophy, 1972

Teaching Experience

Catholic University of America, 1984-present: Assistant Professor of Politics, 1984-87; Associate Professor, 1987-91; Professor, 1991 to present; Chair of department, 1989 to 1996; 1999-2000; Director of Off-Campus Programs, 1996 to present.

University of South Carolina at Sumter, 1979-84: Assistant Professor of Government and Philosophy.

University of Florida, 1978-79: Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities.

Honors and Awards

University of South Carolina Summer Research Grants, 1981, 1983.

Earhart Foundation Summer Fellowship Grants, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1984.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1986-87.

Bradley Foundation, Summer Research Grant, 1991; Fellowship, 1993.



The Mysticism of Innerworldly Fulfillment: A Study of Jacob Boehme. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1983.

After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom. San Francisco: Harper/Collins, 1990. Second edition in paperback, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1996.

The Growth of the Liberal Soul. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

The Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1999.

Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1999. Translated into Roumanian as Veghea?i de Mister: Sensul într-o Lume Postmoderna. Translated by Corina Tiron. Bucharest: Paideia, 2001.

The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Edited volumes:

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol.XXI: The Later Middle Ages. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1998.

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol.XXVI: Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol.VI: Anamnesis. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.

Articles and Chapters:

"Revising the Renaissance: New Light on the Origins of Modern Political Thought." Political Science Reviewer 11 (1981): 27-52.

"The Scope of Voegelin's Philosophy of Consciousness." Philosophical Studies XXVIII (1981): 45-61.

"Philosophy in Voegelin's Work." Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal. Edited by Ellis Sandoz. Durham: Duke University Press, 1982: 135-56.

"Hegel and the Deformation of Symbols." Philosophical Studies XXX (1983): 49-61.

"Restoring the Lost Center of Education." Thought LVIII (1983):363-74.

"The Healing of Northern Ireland." New City 13 (1983): 121-23.

"The Historical Dialectic of Spirit: Jacob Boehme's Influence on Hegel." History and System: Hegel's Philosophy of History. Edited by Robert Perkins. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984: 15-35.

"Voegelin's Response to the Disorder of the Age." Review of Politics 46 (1984): 266-87.

"The Role of the Church in the Modern World." Journal of Church and State 29 (1987): 63-77.

"The Crisis of the Modern World: Nietzsche and Nihilism." The World and I (May 1987): 545-66.

"Dostoevsky's Discovery of the Christian Foundation of Politics." Religion and Literature 19.2 (1987): 49-72.

"The Challenge of Newman's Vision of the University." At The Heart Of The Real: Philosophical Essays in Honour of Archbishop Desmond Connell. Edited by F. O'Rourke. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1991: 389-406.

"A Mythology of Reason: The Persistence of Pseudo-Science in the Modern World." Science, Psuedo-Science and Utopianism in Early Modern Thought. Edited by Stephen A. McKnight. Columbia: University of Missouri Press 1992: 141-166.

"Newman on the Secular Need for a Religious Education." Faith and Reason 18 (1992): 359-385.

"The Reason-Revelation Tension in Strauss and Voegelin." Faith and Political Philosophy: The Voegelin-Strauss Correspondence. Edited by Peter Emberley and Barry Cooper. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press 1993: 349-368.

"Justice." Political Concepts: An Introduction. Edited by David Freeman. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 1994:57-67.

"The Ambiguity of the Hegelian End of History." After History: Francis Fukuyama And His Critics. Edited by Timothy Burns. Lanham, MD: Rowman, Allen and Littlefield, 1994: 171-195.

"Truth and the Problem of a Liberal Tradition." Modern Age 36(1994): 251-57.

"Reflections on the Nature of Modernity." National Identity As An Issue of Knowledge and Morality. Edited by N.V. Chavchavadze, Ghia Nodia and Paul Peachey. Washington: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1994: 107-122.

"Rights Without Right." First Things November (1996): 10-11.

"Foreword." In John Di Joseph, Jacques Maritain and the Moral Foundation of Democracy. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996: vii-ix.

"Liberal Intimations of Transcendence." Abrahamic Faiths, Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicts. Edited by Paul Peachey, George F. McLean, and John Kromkowski. Washington: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1997: 77-93.

A La restaurazione dell' ordine. La scienza dell' ordine: saggi su Eric Voegelin. Edited by Gian Franco Lami and Giovanni Franchi. Rome: Pellicani, 1997: 171-202 [Translation of sections of After Ideology].

"The Perennial Experiment in Liberty." Foundations of American Civilization. Edited by T. William Boxx and Gary M. Quinlivan. Latrobe, PA: Center for Economic and Policy Education, 1999.

"The Inseparability of Reason and Revelation." A Nation Under God? --- Essays on the Future of Religion in American Public Life. Edited by Bruce Douglass and Joshua Mitchell. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.

"Reason and Revelation in the Third Millennium." Modern Age 44(2002): 60-71.

"Are Freedom and Dignity Enough? A Reflection on Liberal Abbreviations." In Defense of Human Dignity. Edited by Robert Kraynak and Glenn Tinder. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003: 165-191.

"Foreword." Footbridge Toward the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Poetry of John Paul II. By John McNerney. London: T & T Clark, 2003: ix-xii.

"The Turn Toward Existence as Existence in the Turn." Philosophy, Literature, and Politics: Essays Honoring Ellis Sandoz. Edited by Charles R. Embry and Barry Cooper. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005: 3-27.

"The Unattainability of What We Live Within: Liberal Democracy." Die fragile Demokratie--- The Fragility of Democracy. Edited by Anton Rauscher. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2007: 133-156.

"Locke." An Invitation to Political Thought. Edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2009: 271-309.

"Nietzsche." An Invitation to Political Thought. Edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2009: 467-491.


Review of Tom Darby, The Feast: Meditations on Politics and Time. The Owl of Minerva 15 (1984): 226-28.

Review of Lawrence Stepelevich (ed.), The Young Hegelians. Philosophical Studies XXX (1983): 343-45.

Review of Z.A. Pelczynski(ed), The State and Civil Society. The Owl of Minerva 19 (1988): 88-90.

Review of Barry Cooper, The Political Theory of Eric Voegelin. Canadian Journal of Political Science 21 (1988): 867.

Review of Eugene Webb, Philosophers of Consciousness. Philosophy and Literature 14 (1990): 228-30.

Review of Michael Franz, Eric Voegelin and the Politics of Spiritual Revolt and Glenn Hughes, Mystery and Myth in the Philosophy of Eric Voegelin. Review of Politics 57 (1995): 133-34.

Review of David S. Katz and Richard H. Popkin, Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium, and Eugen Weber, Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages. American Political Science Review 94 (2000): 709-710.

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