VoegelinView in Review: September 2022
September brings welcome changes to both the environment and our journal. What began as an expected yearlong transition to becoming a journal of arts, humanities, reviews, and criticism, has been completed. VOEGELINVIEW is now, primarily, a journal of arts and humanities while retaining its traditional space for philosophy as public commentary. However, by being a… The post VoegelinView in Review: September 2022 appeared first on VoegelinView.

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September brings welcome changes to both the environment and our journal. What began as an expected yearlong transition to becoming a journal of arts, humanities, reviews, and criticism, has been completed. VOEGELINVIEW is now, primarily, a journal of arts and humanities while retaining its traditional space for philosophy as public commentary. However, by being a journal of arts and humanities in the broader sense, we open ourselves up to greater readership and networking. This has helped grow our readership and connections with those whose mission it is to foster the intellectual life of heart, mind, body, and soul.
With this transformation, reviews as cultural criticism and engagement are now prioritized and desired. As is poetry dealing with the great themes of art, culture, the classics, literature, metaphysics, and religion. No journal of arts and humanities can truly be a journal of arts and humanities without the pillar of poetry as an integral foundation. While we have been open and expanding our poetry section since the beginning of this year, poetry submissions to VOEGELINVEIW should fall under the general categories and humanities subject that are already well-established within our pages.
The completion of this important new life for the journal also brings with it new responsibilities. In the past, it was important for our journal to often republish previously published material to gain clout and readership traffic. As we’ve continued to grow in readership this year and have already achieved our best year of readership in this journal’s existence, the new realities we find ourselves in necessitate publishing changes (this month has also been the best month of readership thus far in our existence). The fact of the matter is no serious journal of artistic, cultural, and intellectual clout relies on such a heavy preponderance of reprints. Republished material sometimes sent to us by our contributors is now strongly discouraged except under special circumstances as decided by the editor. Originals and exclusive material is now desired. As VOEGELINVEIW continues to grow and becomes a journal of cultural prominence—we are also being translated in Brazil, Germany, and China—original material is now going to become the focal point of our published material except in those special circumstances determined by the editor. By focusing on exclusive or original material, we continue to grow in cultural clout and reputation.
Lastly, a hearty thank you is given to our contributors who have also played an indelible and important role in this journal’s transformation and continued growth, especially in these past nine months. While our pages are open to writers to share their love of heart and mind with others, this relationship is also reciprocal: we depend on writers willing to share their considerations and reflections to the world and are grateful that they have chosen us to be the place to share their works to the world. It is the aim of VOEGELINVIEW, in our world of desecration and vandalism, that we will become a cathedral of beauty for art, culture, and the humanities to keep alive the communion of art and artists who have informed the sensible soul of what is Good, True, and Beautiful.
In review, then, here are some of the most read articles and essays, and our ongoing columns and all books reviewed:

ARTICLES

 Beethoven: The Price of Genius by Mark Malvasi

ESSAYS

On The Importance of Finding Meaning in Life by Derek Yost
Debating a Determinist: A Philosopher and Blogger Dialogue on Determinism, Free Will, and Philosophy by Richard Cocks
The Ideology of Transparency: Creating the New Sodom and Gomorrah by Marco Andreacchio
The Logic of the Cross in Michel Tournier’s The Ogre, by Michael Buhler

COLUMNS

Abigail Rosenthal: What is Unconscious?; Desire and Defamation; No Place Like Home; As if we are Free; Rachel at the Well and Jane Eyre; Putting Order into History
Lee Trepanier’s Education Reflections: First Impression and Ideas; Beneath the Contract: On Hobbes, Locke, and The Social Contract

BOOK REVIEWS

Romantic Egypt: Abyssal Ground of British Romanticism by Elizabeth Fay, reviewed by Philip Bakardzhiev
The Wartime Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, edited by Christian Cuthbert, reviewed by Paul Krause
For the Freedom of Zion: The Great Revolt of the Jews Against Romans, 66-74 CE by Guy MacLean Rogers, reviewed by Paul Krause
Seat of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition by James M. Jacobs, reviewed by Thomas Holman
Hollowed Out: A Warning About America’s Next Generation by Jeremy S. Adams, reviewed by Jesse Russell
Ruling Bodies: A Study of Coercion and Punishment in Plato’s Republic, Laws, and Gorgias by Robin J. Varma, reviewed by Paul Krause

POEMS

One Breath by Raymond Dokupil
The Literary Life by Harry Ricketts
Litter by Harold Jones
After Ithaka by Harry Eyres
Above Troy by Harold Jones

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Devoted to the revitalization of teaching and understanding of Eric Voegelin’s work and the fundamental expressions of human civilization in art, culture, philosophy, education, science, and politics, VOEGELINVIEW depends upon the generosity of readers like you, gifts that are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
With support of the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, the University of Wisconsin Foundation – a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 39-0743975) – receives donations by credit card on behalf of the journal. If you would like to give a gift now, please go here and make sure you have selected the VoegelinView fund: secure.supportuw.org/give
You can alternatively support the Eric Voegelin Society which is also a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 45-5508836). The Eric Voegelin Society, which publishes VOEGELINVIEW, can be supported through Nicholls State University by going here: https://nichollsfoundation.org/donate-now/
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