VoegelinView in Review: August 2022
Our continued transformation to becoming a publication of arts and humanities and book reviews offering cultural and intellectual commentary in the spirit of Eric Voegelin is now nearing completion, nearly three months earlier than expected in what was a planned yearlong transition. This month, we welcomed journalist and poet Harry Eyres as among our contributors… The post VoegelinView in Review: August 2022 appeared first on VoegelinView.

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Our continued transformation to becoming a publication of arts and humanities and book reviews offering cultural and intellectual commentary in the spirit of Eric Voegelin is now nearing completion, nearly three months earlier than expected in what was a planned yearlong transition. This month, we welcomed journalist and poet Harry Eyres as among our contributors with a new poem of his and we will now be a journal giving space to poetry dealing with the Western arts and cultural tradition, as well as reflections on “the permanent things.” We began publishing some poems earlier this year and are now ready to make publishing poems part of our regular repertoire going forward.
For most of the United States, August marked the return of the academic school year. While we are aware of the issues facing education in our society, VOEGELINVIEW is committed to advancing and promoting the best of our educational culture, excellence, and tradition. The study of art, books, politics, philosophy, religion, and more, doesn’t end when the classroom dismisses. Additionally, education and the well-read soul is necessary for a healthy civil society.
Furthermore, we have begun to add assistant editors to the journal who will gain valuable work experience in editing and publishing and aid in the editorial standardization of all material accepted for publication in our pages. As we transform ourselves into a premier cultural journal ensuring we have the highest standards of editorial oversight is a must and a single person is incapable of doing this by himself. As such, the new editorial team already formed and continuing to be formed will bring to our editors experience and networking for their own futures and careers as well as providing us with the time and talent needed to continue our expansion as a journal of clout and reputation.
It is also fortunate to announce that we continue our important networking and partnerships with foundations, organizations, and institutions in the Christian literary arts world. With these transformations complete there are also going to be further internal changes of policy and editorial decisions at VOEGELINVIEW. Having completed the necessary steps in transforming ourselves for long-term success and growth, our transitioning into becoming a publication of the higher criticism can now be undertaken. As such, submissions will be subject to greater scrutiny and consideration and previously published material is discouraged. While we retain these agreements with numerous publications, the reality is that no serious and prominent publication in the cultural scene has a high rate of republishing previously published material. Only pieces deemed significant for cultural and historical reasons, or pieces that aid in our new partnerships and relationships that we are forming, are desired and will be considered for republication in our pages. VOEGELINVIEW is now seeking, with a few exceptions noted above, original material exclusive to us. We are also preparing to launch a podcast which will continue to advance our digital outreach and growth.
As readers, remember that you too can help spread light in the darkness by following VOEGELINVIEW on Twitter: @voegelin_view. Additionally, this is reminder that we are also on Instagram as a means of digital outreach and growth. Follow and help spread the light in all the areas that need enlightenment. We also launched a dedicated LinkedIn page several months ago as another means of spreading our digital footprint and growing our readership. Follow and or connect via LinkedIn to get your regular dose of intellectual content. Lastly, the dedicated Facebook page to this journal continues to slowly grow; all journal material is published and promoted there and those who utilize Facebook as a means for reading should follow there instead of the public forum group which also exists on Facebook but is separate from the dedicated journal page.
In review, then, here are some of the most read articles and essays, and our ongoing columns and all books reviewed:

ARTICLES

Language, Friendship, and Communion: Eastern and Western Perspectives by John McNerney

ESSAYS

Plato’s Gorgias is Still Worth Reading by Richard Cocks
Religion and the Postmodern Student by Lee Trepanier
The Public Value of Higher Education by Lee Trepanier
Mere Mortals Eavesdropping: The Greatness of Mozart by Robert Reilly
Pleasure and Duty in the Brave New World We Live In by Marco Andreacchio

COLUMNS

Abigail Rosenthal: The Kiss of God; In Quest of Healing; Does God Play Favorites?; My Mind is Not My Brain

BOOK REVIEWS

Concise Guide to Conservatism by Russell Kirk, reviewed by Darrell Falconburg
Apocalypse Without God by Ben Jones, reviewed by Paul Krause
The Apocalyptic Paul by Jamie Davies, reviewed by Paul Krause
Why History? and History and Morality by Donald Bloxham, reviewed by Christopher Garbowski
Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law by Kody Cooper, reviewed by Paul Krause
Capitalism and Democracy: Prosperity, Justice and the Good Society by Thomas A. Spragens, reviewed by John McNerney
Rhetoric, History, and Theology, edited by Todd Still and Jason Myers, reviewed by Paul Krause
The Role of Metaxy in the Political Philosophy of Eric Voegelin by Jarosław Duraj, reviewed by Scott Robinson
A New History of the Humanities: The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present by Rens Bod, reviewed by Lee Trepanier (reprint)
Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime: Past Principles and Present Challenges, edited by David W. Livingstone, reviewed by Paul Corey (reprint)
Church of Cowards by Matt Walsh, reviewed by Jesse Russell
Toward a Sacramental Poetics, edited by Regina M. Schwartz and Patrick J. McGrath, reviewed by Sarah Soltis

POEMS

Grief Limmericks by Harry Ricketts
Paris Nightlife by Harold Jones
The Tombs of Kha and Mirit by Harry Eyres

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