David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoria 44 (106):51-80 (2005)
It is the major argument of this essay that the roots of modern Jacobinism in their different manifestations are to be found in the transformation of the visions with strong Gnostic components and which sought to bring the Kingdom of God to earth and which were often promulgated in medieval and early modern European Christianity by different heterodox sects. The transformation of these visions as it took place above all in the Great Revolutions, in the English Civil War and especially the American and French Revolutions and their aftermaths, entailed their transposition from relatively marginal sectors of society to the central political arena. From then on, these visions, especially in their various collectivistic, especially Jacobin, guises became a continual component of the modern political discourse and dynamics, in continual confrontation with more 'open' pluralistic visions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Sung Ho Kim (2004). Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society. Cambridge University Press.
Bernard Flynn (2008). Democracy and Ontology. Research in Phenomenology 38 (2):216-227.
Moshe Hellinger (2008). A Clearly Democratic Religious-Zionist Philosophy: The Early Thought of Yeshayahu Leibowitz. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 16 (2):253-282.
S. N. Eisenstadt (1998). The Paradox of Democratic Regimes: Fragility and Transformability. Sociological Theory 16 (3):211-238.
Goran Strkalj (2000). The Conflict of Pre-Paradigm Schools in Modern Human Origins Research. Acta Biotheoretica 48 (1).
Sudhir Hazareesingh (ed.) (2002). The Jacobin Legacy in Modern France: Essays in Honour of Vincent Wright. OUP Oxford.
Antoni Abad I. Ninet (2009). Playing at Being Gods. Philosophia 38 (1):41-55.
Antoni Abad I. Ninet (2010). Playing at Being Gods. Philosophia 38 (1):41-55.
Jason Edwards (2007). The Radical Attitude and Modern Political Theory. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #159,507 of 1,102,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,643 of 1,102,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?