Eugene Webb



Bibliography: "Critical Writings on Samuel Beckett: A Bibliography." West Coast Review 1, 1 (Spring): 56-70.


Article: "Criticism and the Creative Process." West Coast Review 2, 2 (Fall): 13-20.



Review: Henri Peyre, French Novelists of Today, in West Coast Review 3, 1 (Spring): 51-52.



Review: Ziolkowski, The Novels of Herman Hesse; Boulby,Herman Hesse; Rose, Faith from the Abyss, in West Coast Review 4, 1 (Spring): 56-58.

Review: Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing,Tetes-Mortes, No's Knife, Collected Shorter Prose, in West Coast Review 4, 2 (Fall):63-66


Book: Samuel Beckett: A Study of His Novels. Seattle: University of Washington Press. London: Peter Owen. 192 pp.

Article: "The Radical Irony of Hedda Gabler." Modern Language Quarterly 31, 1 (March): 53-63.



Article: "Hermine and the Problem of Harry's Failure in Hesse's Steppenwolf." Modern Fiction Studies 18, 7: 115-24.



Book: The Plays of Samuel Beckett. Seattle: University of Washington Press. London: Peter Owen. 184 pp.

Review: Bernhard Zeller, Portrait of Hesse: An Illustrated Biography, in West Coast Review 6, 3 (Winter): 75.

Review: Donald Keene, Landscapes and Portraits: Appreciations of Japanese Culture, in West Coast Review 6, 3 (Winter): 78-9.

Review: James Knowlson, Samuel Beckett: An Exhibition, London: Turret Books, 1971, in West Coast Review 6, 4 (April): 20-l.



Review: John D. Margolis, The Intellectual Development of T. S. Eliot, in West Coast Review 7, 3 (January): 79-80.

Review: Morris Beja, Epiphany in the Modern Novel, in West Coast Review 8, 1 (June): 6l.



Article: "The Religious Thought of W. H. Auden: The Ambiguity of the Sacred." Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 58, 4 (Winter): 439-57.

Review: Philip Rawson, The Art of Tantra, in West Coast Review 8, 3 (January): 56-7.

Review: Karen Brazell, trans., The Confessions of Lady Nijo, in West Coast Review 9, 1 (June): 51-2.



Review: David R.Thompson, Dante's Epic Journeys, in West Coast Review 9, 3 (January): 61-2.

Book: The Dark Dove. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 280 pp.

Article: "Yukio Mishima's Cosmology." West Coast Review 10, l (June): 48-53.

Review: Henry Scott-Stokes, The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima, in West Coast Review 9, 4 (April): 22-23.

Review: H. Porter Abbott, The Fiction of Samuel Beckett: Form and Effect, in Modern Fiction Studies 21, 2 (Summer): 311-13.

Review: Helen Vendler, The Poetry of George Herbert, in The Review of Books and Religion 5, 1 (September): 10.

Review: John Nathan, Mishima A Biography, in West Coast Review 10, no. 2 (October): 68-70.

Review: Zack Bowen, Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce: Early Poetry through Ulysses; J. B. Lyons, James Joyce and Medicine; Louis Bonnerot, Jacques Aubert, and Claude Jacquet, eds., Ulysses cinquante ans après: Témoignages franco-anglais sur le chef-d'oeuvre de James Joyce, in Modern Fiction Studies 21, 2 (Winter): 580-584.



Article: "Self and Cosmos: Religion as Strategy and Exploration in the Novels of E.M. Foster." Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 59, 2 (Summer): 186-203.

Article: "George Herbert and the Language of Disclosure." West Coast Review 10, 3 (February): 44-46.

Article: "Pozzo in Bloomsbury: A Possible Allusion in Beckett's Waiting for Godot." Journal of Modern Literature 5, 2 (April): 326-331.

Review: A. Walton Litz, ed., Eliot in His Time: Essays on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Waste Land, (Princeton University Press) in West Coast Review 10, 3 (February): 55-57.



Review: Nathan A. Scott, Jr. The Poetry of Civic Virtue: Eliot, Malraux, Auden, in The Thomist 41, 3 (July): 468-471.



Article: "Eric Voegelin's Theory of Revelation" The Thomist, 42, 1 (January): 95-122. Reprinted in Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal, ed. Ellis Sandoz. Durham: Duke University Press, 1982, pp. 157-78.

Review: Joan M. Ferrante, Woman as Image in Medieval Literature: From the Twelfth Century to Dante, in West Coast Review 13, 3 (February): 39-40.



Article: "The Spiritual Crisis of Modernity: Keynes, Beckett, Baudelaire." Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 62, 2 (Summer): 131-143.

Review: Alice and Kenneth Hamilton, Condemned to Life: The World of Samuel Beckett, in The Christian Scholar's Review 8, 4

Review: Hugh Kenner, Joyce's Voices, in West Coast Review 14, 1 (June), pp. 51-2.

Photo Portfoloio: Thirteen photographs, West Coast Review, 14, l (June): outside and inside covers and 17-25.



Review: Ralph Freedman, Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis in West Coast Review 15, (June): 60-62.

Review: Mircea Eliade, A History of Religious Ideas, I: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries, in West Coast Review 15, 1 (June): 65-66.

Review: Jaroslav Pelikan, The Christian Tradition A History of the Development of Doctrine, III: The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300) in West Coast Review 15, 1 (June 1980): 65-66.



Book: Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. 320 pages.

Encyclopedia article: "Samuel Beckett," ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY, revised edition (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1981, 1:211-15.

Review: William Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom, eds., Principle and Practicality: Essays in Neo-Confucianism and Practical Learning, in West Coast Review, 16, 1 (Summer), p. 85.

Photographs: "A Return to Japan," West Coast Review 16,1 (Summer), pp. 8, 12, 14, 19.



Essay: "Luther and Zen: Cultural Implications of Doctrines of Sudden Deliverance," in Michael A. Williams, ed., Charisma and Sacred Biography, Journal of the American Academy of Religion Thematic Studies, 48, 3 and 4: 69-86.

Review: Ihab Hassan, The Right Promethean Fire: Imagination, Science, and Cultural Change. West Coast Review, 17, 1 (June), pp. 58-60.

Review: Ellis Sandoz, The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction, in American Historical Review 87: 1356-7.

Photographs: West Coast Review 16, 4 (April): 26, 34



Review: Franz Borkenau, End and Beginning: On the Generations of Cultures and the Origins of the West, in Clio 13:1 (1983)

Essay: "Faith, Truth and Persuasion in the Thought of Eric Voegelin," in Voegelin and the Theologian: Ten Studies in Interpretation, Toronto Studies in Theology, Vol. 10, ed. John Kirby and William M. Thompson. (New York and Toronto: Edwin Mellen Press, 1983), pp. 356-69.


Contribution to a textbook: "Mesopotamian Religion" in Denise L.Carmody and John T. Carmody, Ways to the Center: An Introduction to World Religions, Second edition (Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing, 1984), pp. 199-205.

Review: Dante Germino, Political Philosophy and the Open Society, in Clio 13, 3: 284-86.


Article: "The Alchemy of Man and the Alchemy of God: The Alchemist as Cultural Symbol in Modern Thought," Religion and Literature 17, 1 (Spring): 47-60.

Review: Francis Oakley, Omnipotence, Covenant, and Order:An Excursion in the History of Ideas from Abelard to Leibniz, in American Historical Review 90: 388.

Article: "Eric Voegelin (1901-1985): Eulogy at Stanford Memorial Chapel." Sequoia, 29 (no. 2): 96-98.

Article: "The Pneumatology of Bernard Lonergan: A Byzantine Comparison," Religious Studies and Theology 5, 2: 13-23.

Review: Irving Singer, The Nature of Love, Vol. 1: Plato to Luther; Vol. 2: Courtly and Romantic Love, in American Historical Review 90: 1185-1186.



Article: "Politics and the Problem of a Philosophical Rhetoric in the Thought of Eric Voegelin," Journal of Politics, 48, 1 260-273.

Review: David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country. American Historical Review, 91: 158-59.


Review: Thomas J. J. Altizer, History as Apocalypse. Religion and Literature, 19, 2 (Summer): 87-90.



Book: Philosophers of Consciousness: Polanyi, Lonergan, Voegelin, Ricoeur, Girard, Kierkegaard. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. 342 pages.

Article: "The Ecumenical Significance of Lonergan's Theological Method." Ecumenical Trends, 17, no. 4 (April): 49-52.

Article: "Metaphysics or Existenzerhellung: A Comparison of Lonergan and Voegelin." Religious Studies and Theology, 7, nos. 2+3 (1987): 36-47. (Issue dated 1987 but published in 1988)

Essay: "The Hermeneutic of Greek Trinitarianism: An Approach Through Intentionality Analysis." In Religion in Context, ed. Timothy P. Fallon and Philip Boo Riley. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.



Article: "Recent French Psychoanalytic Thought and the Psychology of Religion." Religious Studies and Theology, 8, nos. 1 & 2 (January, May, 1988): 31-44. (Issue dated 1988 but published 1989)


Translation: The Puppet of Desire: The Psychology of Possession, Hysteria and Hypnosis by Jean-Michel Oughourlian. Translated with an introduction by Eugene Webb. Stanford University Press.

Foreword: Foreword to Stephen Varvis, The Consolation of Boethius: An Analytical Inquiry into His Intellectual Processes and Goals. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press.

Article "Religion, Modernity, and the Humanities," Religious Studies and Theology, 11, nos. 2 & 3: 18-35.


Article: "Socrates, Modernity, Postmodernism." Hellas, 3, 1 (Spring 1992): 27-41.

Essay: "Augustine's New Trinity: The Anxious Circle of Metaphor." In Innovation in Religious Traditions: Essays in the Interpretation of Religious Change, ed. Michael A. Williams, Collett Cox, and Martin S. Jaffee. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 191-214.


Book: The Self Between: From Freud to the New Social Psychology of France (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1993)

Article: "The New Social Psychology of France: The Heritage of Jacques Lacan." Religion (1993) 23: 61-69.

Article: "The New Social Psychology of France: The Girardian School." Religion (1993) 23: 255-63.

Article: "The Epochal Particularism of Modernity" Gallatin Review 12 (no. 1, Winter 1992-93): 87-95.

Review: "Thinking Toward Tradition's Ground," review of Thomas Langan, Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic Wisdom. Review of Politics 55 (no. 4, Fall 1993): 749-51.


Article: "The Ambiguity of Political Community." Hellas, 5, 2 (Winter 1994): 52-61.

Essay: "Socrates, Modernism, and the Problem of a Genuine Postmodernism." In Plato and Postmodernism (Glenside, PA: The Aldine Press, 1994), pp. 29-39.


Article: "Objective and Existential Truth in Politics." Public Affairs Quarterly, 9 (no. 2, April, 1995), pp. 93-99.

Review: Michael P. Morissey, Consciousness and Transcendence: The Theology of Eric Voegelin. Journal of Religion, 75, no. 4 (October, 1995): 584-86.

Essay: "Epilogue: The Symbolism of Political Community." In Render Unto Caesar: The Religious Sphere in world Politics, edited by Sabrina Petra Ramet and Donald W. Treadgold (Washington, DC: American University Press, 1995), pp. 433-446.

Article: "Mimesis, Evolution, and Differentiation of Consciousness." Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, 4, no. 2 (1995): 151-165.


Review: Steven Shankman, In Search of the Classic: Reconsidering the Greco-Roman Tradition, Homer to Valéry and Beyond. Comparative Literature, 48, no. 1 (Fall, 1996): 369-71.

Review: McAllister, Ted V., Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for Polstliberal Order. The Annals of the American Academy of Poltical and Social Science, 548 (Nov. 1996): 230-231.


Review: Michael Franz, Eric Voegelin and the Politics of Spiritual Revolt: The Roots of Modern Ideology, Voegelin Research News, 3, no. 1 (February 1997).

Review: Dale Cannon, Six Ways of Being Religious: A framework for comparative Studies of Religion, Buddhist-Christian Studies, 17 (1997): 235-37.

Essay: "Le Differenziazioni della coscienza," in La Scienza dell’ ordine: Saggi su Eric Voegelin, ed. Gian Franco Lami and Govanni Franchi. Rome: Antonio Pellicani Editore, 1997.

Essay: "Eric Voegelin at the End of an Era: Differentiations of Consciousness and the Search for the Universal," in International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Eric Voegelin, ed. Stephen A. McKnight and Geoffrey L. Price. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1997, pp. 159-188.


Article: "Ernest Becker and the Psychology of Worldviews." Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 33, no. 1 (March 1998): 71-86.

Review: Regina M. Schwartz, The Curse of Cain: The violent Legacy of Monotheism. The Review of Politics, 60, no. 1 (Winter 1998): 199-201.

Article: "Persuasion and the Problem of Polarizing Rhetoric." Voegelin Research News, 4, no. 4 (August 1998).


Review: Susan von Rohr Scaff, History, Myth, and Music: Thomas Mann's Timely Fiction. Christianity and Literature, 48, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 230-233.

Essay: "Le Désir philosophique," in Le Désir: Énergie et finalité, ed. Jean-Michel Oughourlian. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1999.


Review-essay: "Spiritual Disorientation and Voegelinian Postmodernism," review of Glenn Hughes, ed., The Politics of the Soul: Eric Voegelin on Religious Experience, and David Walsh, Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age. The Review of Politics, 62, no. 4 (Fall, 2000): 823-827


Essay: "Eric Voegelin and Literary Theory," in Politics, Order and History: Essays on the Work of Eric Voegelin, ed. Glenn Hughes, Stephen A. McKnight, and Geoffrey L. Price. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Op-Ed: "Reviving the openness in Islam." P-I Focus Section, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Sunday, November 11, 2001.

Essay: "Eros und die Psychologie der Weltanschauungen" in Detlev Clemens and Tilo Schabert, eds., Kulturen des Eros (Eranos Jahrbuch, neue folge, vol. 8: 179-229). Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2001.

Article: " ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident’…but are they?", The Episcopal Voice (Dec. 2001), p. 8.


Article: "Girard, Sacrifice, and Religious Symbolism." Journal of European Psychoanalysis, 14 (Winter-Spring, 2002): 59-79.


Article: "René Girard and the Symbolism of Religious Sacrifice." Anthropoetics, XI, no. 1 (Spring / Summer 2005).

Article: "Voegelin's Gnosticism Reconsidered." Political Science Reviewer 34 (2005): 48-76.

Article: Russian translation of "Eros und die Psycholgie der Weltanschauungen," (See under 2001 above). Arba (online periodical in Russian).


Article: "Eros and The Psychology of World Views." Anthropoetics, XII, 1 (Spring / Summer 2006).
A revised and updated version of "Eros und die Psycholgie der Weltanschauungen" (See under 2001 above).


Book: Worldview and Mind: Religious Thought and Psychological Development Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2009.,1241.aspx

Essay: "Girard, Buddhism, and the Psychology of Desire," in Girard, René, and Sandor Goodhart, For René Girard: Essays in Friendship and in Truth. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2009.


Article: "The Question of Eric Voegelin's Faith (or Atheism?)." Appraisal, vol. 8, no. 2 (October 2010): 42-51.


Book translation: Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History. Translated by Cheng Qing. Beijing: Jilin Publishing Group Ltd., 2011


Book translation: As Pecas de Samuel Beckett. Translation of The Plays of Samuel Beckett. Translated into Portuguese by Pedro Sette Camara. Sao Paolo, Brazil: Realizacoes Editora Livraria e Distribuidora Ltd., 2012.

Review: St, Nicodemos the Hagiorite, Christian Morality. Orthodox Tradition, 14, no. 3, 2012: 23-25.


Book translation: A Pombra Escura: O Sagrado e o Secular na Literatura Moderna. Translation of The Dark Dove: The Sacred and Secular in Modern Literature. Translated into Portuguese by Hugo Langone. Sao Paolo, Brazil: Realizacoes Editora Livraria e Distribuidora Ltd., 2013.


Essay: "René Girard and the Symbolism of Religious Sacrifice," in Vern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas Ryba, eds., René Girard and Creative Reconciliation. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014.

Book: In Search of the Triune God: The Christian Paths of East and West Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2014.,2137.aspx