December brings to a close a year of significant changes to VOEGELINVIEW. It is with great pleasure I get to announce that we had our best year of readership and grew nearly 40% compared to the previous year, amassing over 425,000 unique readers over the course of 2022. As part of this ongoing transformation, VOEGELINVIEW has become an arts and literary journal of intellectual and cultural criticism, emphasizing readability and covering a multitude of topics instead of just philosophy as academic and public commentary. This has aided in our transformation, networking, and readership increase. While we retain space for such exceptional articles of an academic nature, the main focus of the journal is now public commentary with an emphasis on readership and submissions should be considerate of this fact. We write for our readers so that they may share in the beauty and love of the humanities alongside us.
As part of these changes, VOEGELINVIEW has embarked on forging new relationships with other journals and foundations involved in the arts and literary scene. We published 35 poems this year, and poetry is now a pillar of this journal and will be published regularly going forward. Among the poets who contributed to our pages include the eminent biographer of Rudyard Kipling, Harry Ricketts, alongside former Times, Spectator, and Financial Times columnist and poet Harry Eyres. Their presence of appearance in our pages, alongside our new regular in-house poet Harold Jones, the Cambridge educated New Zealander, has tremendously helped our outreach in our expansion in arts and poetry.
We have expanded our book review section which have served to engage in some of our most robust cultural and intellectual criticism. Book reviews have been published every Sunday as well as on other days of the week based on editorial discretion. In becoming a hub for reviews, our reviews have graced the praise section in such presses as Macmillan, Regnery, Brill, and others—notwithstanding our long-term relationships with Catholic University of America Press, Notre Dame University Press, and Rowman & Littlefield. We have also expanded our publisher relationships with Wipf and Stock and Academica Press.
Without further ado, here are some of our most-read essays of December along with all our book reviews and poems published this month, as well as Lee Trepanier’s semester education reflections. Furthermore, our most read essays, articles, and reviews published this year are also included (the top 15 of the year). On the importance of this journal’s transformation, it shall come as no surprise that the bulk of our most read publications of the year are reviews and public essays of cultural, intellectual, and literary criticism.
To our readers, supporters, and contributors, we give thanks for this year of change and success and look forward to our ongoing growth and success in the next year!
Referential Bodies and Signs: Problems with the Nietzschean-Derridean Interpretation of Augustine by Tim Wilson
Hamlet in the Metaxy by Stephen Conlin
Eighteenth Century Christian Political Philosophy: Without a Sage by Lamont Rodgers
All Donkeys Go to Heaven: “Eo” and Jerzy Skolimowski’s Masterpiece by Christopher Garbowski
The Good Samaritan: A Phenomenological Sermon by Marco Andreacchio
The Sexual Sublime and Salvation on Pandora: The Romantic Imagination of James Cameron by Paul Krause
The Satirist in America Today, a lecture by Lee Oser
Lee Trepanier’s Education Reflections: More than Money; A Siberian Rebirth
Russian Notions of Power and State in a European Perspectives, 1462-1725: Assessing the Significance of Peter’s Reign by Endre Sashalmi, reviewed by Lee Trepanier
Augustine’s Confessions and Contemporary Concerns, edited by David Meconi, SJ, reviewed by Paul Krause
Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade that Reinvented Philosophy by Wolfram Eilenberger, reviewed by Jesse Russell
Putting on Christ: Augustine’s Early Theology of Salvation and the Sacraments by Ty Paul Monroe, reviewed by Paul Krause
Remembrance by Harold Jones
The Monologue of Lazarus by Raymond Dokupil
Dusk of Fall in Two Frames by Mark Botts
Logos by Harold Jones
Happiness by Harry Ricketts
Winter Solstice by Glenn Hughes
2022 MOST READ PUBLICATIONS
The End of “Orthodox” Theology in the West? A Review of David Bentley Hart’s “You Are Gods” by Filip Bakardzhiev
The Birth of Yoda: Manichaeism and the Jedi Religion by Joseph Wilson
Is There Hope in Reviving Ancient Virtues? Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn’s “Ars Vitae” by Carol Lewis
Antifascism, True and False: A Review of Paul Gottfried’s “Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade” by Grant Havers
Michel Houellebecq and the Ruins of Modernity by Henry George
Libidinal Heights: Love, Lust, and Redemption in Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” by Paul Krause
Hope in the Midst of Despair and Tragedy: Tomson Highway’s “Permanent Astonishment” by Michael Buhler
Girard and the Scapegoat by Max Leyf
Saving Orthodoxy from Leo Strauss and Baruch Spinoza: A Review of “Strauss, Spinoza & Sinai” by Paul Krause
What Constitutes “Genius”? Beyond IQ and the Importance of Creative Individualism by Richard Cocks
Fear, Dust, and Water: A Look Into T.S. Eliot’s Poetic Imagery by Raymond Dokupil
Postliberalism is the Future by Paul Krause
Fear and Loathing in Shakespeare Studies by Lee Oser
The Tireless Search for Albert Camus by Tod Warner
Albert Camus and Existential Gravitas by Pedro Blas Gonzalez
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