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The Resource Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence : a Voegelinian analysis, Meins G.S. Coetsier

Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence : a Voegelinian analysis, Meins G.S. Coetsier

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Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence : a Voegelinian analysis
Title
Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence
Title remainder
a Voegelinian analysis
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Meins G.S. Coetsier
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Language
eng
Summary
"Although she died cruelly at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-nine, Etty Hillesum left a lasting legacy of mystical thought in her letters and diaries. Hillesum was a complex and powerful witness to the openness of the human spirit to the call of God, even under the most harrowing circumstances. Her life was as much shaped by Hitler{u2019}s regime as was that of philosopher Eric Voegelin, and as Meins Coetsier reveals, her thought lends itself to interpretation from a uniquely Voegelinian perspective. Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence analyzes the life and writings of Hillesum from the standpoint of Voegelin{u2019}s views on consciousness{u2014}especially his philosophy of luminous participation in the transcendent ground of being. Through a careful reading of her letters and diaries, Coetsier reveals the inner development of Hillesum{u2019}s mystically grounded resistance to Nazism as he guides readers through the symbolism of her spiritual journey, making effective use of Voegelin{u2019}s analytics of experience and symbolization to trace her path to spiritual truth. Intertwining the lives, works, and visions of these two mystical thinkers, Coetsier demonstrates his mastery of both Voegelin{u2019}s philosophy and Hillesum{u2019}s Dutch-language materials. He shows how mystical attunement to the 2flow of presence3{u2014}Voegelin{u2019}s designation for human responsiveness to the divine{u2014}is the key to the development of Hillesum{u2019}s life and writings. He displays a special affinity for the suffering and grace-filled transformation that she underwent as she approached the end of her life and gained insight into the ultimate purpose of each individual{u2019}s contribution to the well-being and maintenance of the human spirit. Retrieving one of the lesser-known but most compelling figures of the Holocaust, Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence is an original contribution to both Voegelin and Hillesum scholarship that reflects these writers{u2019} strong valuation of the human person. It presents Hillesum{u2019}s life and work in an original and provocative context, shedding new light on her experiences and their symbolizations while further broadening the application of Voegelin{u2019}s thought."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Coetsier, Meins G. S
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.N6
LC item number
H5447 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Hillesum, Etty
  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Netherlands
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Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence : a Voegelinian analysis, Meins G.S. Coetsier
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual filter -- Etty Hillesum -- The letters and diaries -- Eric Voegelin -- Etty Hillesum in the flow of presence
Control code
183147395
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826217974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)183147395
Label
Etty Hillesum and the flow of presence : a Voegelinian analysis, Meins G.S. Coetsier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual filter -- Etty Hillesum -- The letters and diaries -- Eric Voegelin -- Etty Hillesum in the flow of presence
Control code
183147395
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826217974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)183147395

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