Voegelin’s “Gnosticism” Reconsidered


For good or ill, Eric Voegelin is probably best known, especiallyamong many who have not actually read him, for his denunciationsof something called "gnosticism."" Even some who have readhim but remain skeptical about the value of his thought associate himwith a virtually monomaniacal anti-gnostic polemic. Thomas J. J.Altizer, for example, said (with an exaggeration that illustrates mypoint) that ""Professor Voegelin finds everything to be Gnostic.""
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