Glenn Hughes

Fulbright Research Scholar

Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes left PRIO in 2008. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Examination of the philosophical, historical, and religious foundations of the principle of universal and inherent human dignity, not least in the context of human suffering, war, mass extirpation, and genocide.


Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas / Philosophical Consultant / Fulbright Research Scholar at PRIO August - December 2008

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Transcendence and History: The Search for Ultimacy from Ancient Societies to Postmodernity (University of Missouri Press, 2003)

Co-editor [with Stephen A. McKnight and Geoffrey L. Price], Politics, Order and History: Essays on Eric Voegelin (Sheffield Academic Press, 2001)

Editor, The Politics of the Soul: Eric Voegelin on Religious Experience (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999)

Mystery and Myth in the Philosophy of Eric Voegelin (University of Missouri Press, 1993)

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Hughes, Glenn (2011) The Concept of Dignity in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Journal of Religious Ethics 39(1): 1–24.