The course of history as a whole is no object of experience; history has no eidos, because the course of history extends into the unknown future.
Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, ISBN 0226861147, p. 120
The death of the spirit is the price of progress.Eric Voegelin
Philosophy springs from the love of being; it is man's loving endeavor to perceive the order of being and attune himself to it. Gnosis desires dominion over being; in order to seize control of being the Gnostic constructs his system. The building of systems is a gnostic form of reasoning, not a philosophical one.Eric Voegelin
Christ is the head of the corpus mysticum, which includes all men from the beginning of the world to its end. He is not the president of a special-interest club.Eric Voegelin