The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

3,5 valoración promedio
( 6 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780195306378: The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

The only book of its kind, The New Inquisitions is an exhilarating investigation into the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. Arthur Versluis unveils the connections between heretic hunting in early and medieval Christianity, and the emergence of totalitarianism in the twentieth century. He shows how secular political thinkers in the nineteenth century inaugurated a tradition of defending the Inquisition, and how Inquisition-style heretic-hunting later manifested across the spectrum of twentieth-century totalitarianism. An exceptionally wide-ranging work, The New Inquisitions begins with early Christianity, and traces heretic-hunting as a phenomenon through the middle ages and right into the twentieth century, showing how the same inquisitional modes of thought recur both on the political Left and on the political Right.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Arthur Versluis is a Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture, Michigan State University.

Review:


"The New Inquisitions is a fascinating and highly original book that traces the intellectual, religious and political genealogy of modern totalitarianism. Versluis has drawn together a remarkable variety of historical threads and uncovered surprising but extremely persuasive connections between a wide range of figures, from Joseph de Maistre to Theodore Adorno to Pat Robertson, moving fluidly from early Christianity down to the contemporary United States. Despite its ambitious breadth, Versluis's book presents a coherent narrative of the origins of totalitarianism that is of central relevance to our own historical moment."-- Hugh Urban, author of Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religions


"Arthur Versluis's The New Inquisitions addresses urgent questions. It proposes intriguing links between today's inquisitions and those of the past, and in so doing casts new light on fascinating but often neglected thinkers. Agree or disagree with its conclusions, but enjoy the territory this provocative book will take you through." --Mark Sedgwick, author of Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century


"In The New Inquisitions, Arthur Versluis takes a generation of work describing Western Esotericism and launches a new exploration of key issues in Western intellectual history, among others the origins of totalitarianism, the willingness of 'good' people to countenance genocide, and the shared roots of fascism and communism. Using our current knowledge of the despised esoteric thinkers, found under a number of labels -- Gnostic, occult, mystic, theosophic -- he offers a fresh analysis of the emergence of the ideological state and how mystical transhistorical thought/experience might provide a way to avoid its need to squelch all dissent even to the point of employing torture and death. Versluis is adding an important new direction in discussing key contemporary global problems." --J. Gordon Melton, Institute for the Study of American Religion


"This is a timely and important book in which a major historian of western esotericism takes up the mantle of the public intellectual and demonstrates how the West's modern political pathologies stem back to the dualistic logic of the late medieval Inquisition and almost two millennia of heretic-hunting. Versluis shows how this same irrational fear of religious dissent is disturbingly prevalent among intellectuals on both the right and the left. The result is a call for a return to that 'first America' of Jeffersonian pluralism, and a plea for a more mature religious view that can help us find our way out of that Cave of religious terror and political insanity in which we now all live." --Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion


"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 25,80
De Estados Unidos de America a España

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Versluis, Arthur
Editorial: Oxford University Press 2006-07-27 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195306376 ISBN 13: 9780195306378
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Richard J. Park, Bookseller
(Leawood, KS, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press 2006-07-27, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. 0195306376 BRAND NEW! In Protective Shrinkwrap! A Hardcover with Dustjacket in NEW, pristine condition. We ship all orders with delivery confirmation!. Nº de ref. de la librería YE3-420

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 25,80
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Arthur Versluis
Editorial: Oxford Univ Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195306376 ISBN 13: 9780195306378
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford Univ Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 208 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0195306376

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 58,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 16,74
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Arthur Versluis
Editorial: Oxford University Press, USA (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195306376 ISBN 13: 9780195306378
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195306376

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 65,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 12,04
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Arthur Versluis
Editorial: Oxford University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195306376 ISBN 13: 9780195306378
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195306376

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 32,68
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío