The Puritans of 17th Century England were Gnostic revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the crown and initiating a new dawn. At least, that’s Eric Voegelin’s argument. In this episode Mike Gastin talks about Voegelin’s use of the Puritans as Gnostic case study and fills in some of the historical, theological, and philosophical blanks.
This episode is part of a series. Listen to earlier installments below:
- Episode 127: Voegelin on Representation
- Episode 128: Voegelin on Cosmological Representation
- Episode 129: Voegelin on the Anthropological Principle, the Psyche & the Transcendent
- Episode 130: Voegelin on Soteriological Truth & Ancient Rome
- Episode 132: Voegelin on Re-Divination, Joachim of Flora & Gnosticism
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