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Rule of Law und institutioneller Wandel: Vertragsstabilität und Vertragsdurchsetzung in Osteuropa

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Edited By Herbert Küpper and Friedrich-Christian Schroeder

Die Beiträge in diesem Band bilden den juristischen Teil des interdisziplinären rechts- und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekts „Offenheit und institutioneller Wandel: Das Beispiel der Rule of Law". Das Buch untersucht die Wechselwirkung von außenwirtschaftlicher Öffnung und Liberalisierung im Vertragsrecht anhand des Umbruchs in Osteuropa. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes sind Länderstudien einerseits zu der Öffnung des außenwirtschaftlichen Vertragsrechts als dem Weltmarkt besonders ausgesetzter Regelungsmaterie. Andererseits untersuchen sie als Gegenprobe den Wandel im Arbeitsvertragsrecht, denn der Arbeitsvertrag ist auch in marktwirtschaftlichen Systemen ein besonders stark regulierter Vertragstyp.

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6 The Metaxology of Religion

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In this chapter we would like to reflect about the question of religious experience of Transcendence and how Voegelin approached this issue in the context of the crisis in political science. The author of The Ecumenic Age identifies the root of the Western crisis in its abandonment of Transcendence and transcendent religious experience. The symbol of this experience and its meaning has to be restored to human consciousness in order to overcome the crisis. This is what Voegelin tries to clarify in many texts, especially in The New Science of Politics, The Political Religions, Anamnesis, The Ecumenic Age and In Search of Order. In Anamnesis Voegelin said succinctly that philosophical problems of Transcendence are the key problems of philosophy.1 This is what occupied Voegelin, in implicit and explicit ways, throughout his life.

Therefore, after having considered the “new science of politics” and its anthropological foundations Voegelin elaborated on the basis of the classical science of politics and of Christian anthropology, and after dealing with the problem of modernity and its manifestation as ersatz religion, we now turn our attention to consideration of the religious nature of the human relationship to reality and the attunement of human nature to the order of being. We thus make an attempt at presenting a metaxological vision of religious experience and of how this experience is inseparable from the nature of metaxy. It is especially in this religious dimension that Voegelin finds metaxy particularly suitable for the understanding and explanation of...

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