Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

and his significance

III. Online/Electronic

(In alphabetic order by author)

  • Castle, Robert, "From Desperation to Salvation: Concealing and Revealing Nothing in History," Archipelago, Volume 6, Numbers 3 and 4, 2003. (online at: www.archipelago.org/vol6-3/castle.htm)
  • Cristaudo, Wayne, “Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (http://plato.stanford.edu/). Available online in what has become a highly authoritative source, this essay is now probably the best short introduction to RH’s thought.
  • Floyd, Douglas, “Doug Watching” (dougfloyd.wordpress.com), writes in December 1, 2006, on his blog: “Here’s a thoughtful quote by one of my new mentors: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. I discovered him about two years ago, and the life force that exudes from his speaking (and writing) overwhelms me.”
    Here’s the quote from R-H: “The world was created for peace. But . . . the act of creating the world is a perpetual act. What we call the creation of the world is not an event of yesterday, but the event of all times, and goes on right under our noses. Every generation has the divine liberty of recreating the world.”
  • See also this website of Floyd’s: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49922/What-Can-We-Learn-from-Eugen-RosenstockHuessy
  • Hartman, Charles Howard, offers this website: http://www.scribd.com/doc/33383/HOST6733Rhyming-Covenant-Sequences
    It is esoteric. Make of it what one will. However, here is an injunction from it that everyone can understand: “To taste [R-H] completely, listen to his lectures, listen to him singing to his students and audiences. ‘Cross of Reality 1953’ is second; first listen to ‘Universal History 1957’. ERH said that he put his musical talents into history, and teaching history. The phrase ‘symphony of history’ is his, in Fruit of Lips.”
  • Leithart, Peter J. See at Leithart.com:“Grammatical Sociology”; "The Politics of Emma's Hand" (under “First Things”)
  • Peter Leithart, “The Relevance of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” an essay in the online version of First Things: The Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life (June 28, 2007).
    (http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=786)
    This recent work is one of the best brief introductions to R-H’s thought.
  • McDuffee, Mike, “An Introduction to the Christian Thought of ERH: The Strange Catechism of the Christian Future,” presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 2004. A copy of this paper is accessible at http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/papers/ets/2004/Mcduffee2004/Mcduffee2004.pdf
    McDuffee concludes his paper with this comment: “The compressed complexity yet consistency of [Rosenstock’s] thinking causes both intrigue and frustration. It is literally painful to read him, so much grates against the sensibilities we accrue and hone through subjecting ourselves to the norms of the academic institution. At the same time, however, his flashing insights and surgical aphorisms stun the reader, evoking spells of intellectual vertigo, forcing sober reflection, offering respites of refreshment, which altogether generate, I believe, a call for further examination. It is my hope that others might hear this call and risk being changed through the rewards of response.”
  • Preston, Scott M., "The Dark Age Blog" (www.darkage.ca/blog).
    This blog, which is written under the pseudonym "Longsword," includes dozens of references to R-H.
  • Williamson, Donald, Jr., has a private, online publishing venture (no website), a Christian educational project, he calls it, and often quotes R-H. “I hope I can be of some help in applying ERH's teachings to the practical problems we face,” he wrote.

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