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Disturbing Revelation: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Bible
Ranieri, John J.

Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2009 pp. ix + 296. $47.50

Description: Political philosophers Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin share an abiding interest in the Judeo-Christian tradition. In this first book to focus on their treatment of the Bible, Ranieri explores how they draw on its texts in their philosophies and shows what these considerations say about whether the combination of religion and politics leads to violence or can prevent it. He focuses not on Strauss s treatment of Judaism or Voegelin s of Christianity, but rather on the place of the Bible in their thought.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature

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Review by George Heyman
Published 7/3/2011
Citation: George Heyman, review of John J. Ranieri, Disturbing Revelation: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2011).

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