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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
...James Martel In “Critique of Violence,” Benjamin writes that the “educative power, which in its perfected form stands outside the law, is one of [divine violence’s] manifestations.” To recognize the connection Benjamin makes between a messianic power and acts of pedagogy allows us to revisit...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... defense of Vedic monotheism, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay’s efforts at using modern disciplinary knowledge (history, philosophy, science, aesthetics) to formulate a system of Hindu ethics and to establish Krishna as a singular messianic figure like Christ or Buddha, or a later moment in Savarkar’s time...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of “light,” which are the hypomnemata , or inscriptions, themselves. The progressivist and utopist styles, and weak messianism, which defined twentieth-century critical projects, themselves fueled the ecocidal trajectory. Any future war over inscriptions, the last perimeters of which bots now probe...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... On the one hand, Benjamin frequently discusses the idea of “secularization”—from the “secularization” of the idea of the messianic in Marx, to the more general “secularization of the theological in politics” diagnosed by Carl Schmitt, to the secularization of a religious “aura...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of the new Israeli state. Said’s reading of Walzer discloses in a deci- sive way that the real intent of Exodus and Revolution is, despite its more “liberal” tone (its dissociation from the fundamentalist tendencies of the messianic Zionists), not much different from that of the prominent...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that suggestion. Finally, McClure mistakes our view of the mysticism we criticize in both the New Left and in postmodern fiction, suggesting that we charac- terize it as “infantile” and “messianic.” But we do not use the first adjec- tive, and our understanding of the second seems significantly...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of mystery” (Magic, 447). It locates human possibility either in the messianic intervention of superhuman agents (gods, cosmic laws, magical practices, and the miraculous) or in the construction of mysti- cal communities of retreat. Its politics—to the extent it can be called politics at all...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Abbau.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 21 , no. 1 : 14 – 25 . Fenves Peter . 2011 . The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . ———. 2016 . “Completion Instead of Revelation: Toward...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 45–67.
Published: 01 May 2002
... is sometimes called, after Hölderlin, ‘‘the expressionless See, in particular, the essay ‘‘Goethe’s Elective Affinities SW, 1:340–41. 7. See, in this context, the fragment entitled ‘‘The Currently Effective Messianic Elements’’ (SW, 1:213). Friedlander / Walter Benjamin’s Selected Writings...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 February 2006
...? Is this an avoidance of difficulty? 240 boundary 2 / Spring 2006 23. ‘‘Perspectives must be fashioned’’ ‘‘that displace and estrange’’ ‘‘the world, reveal it’’ ‘‘to be, with its rifts’’ crevices ‘‘as indigent and distorted’’ ‘‘as it will appear one day’’ ‘‘in the messianic light So—this new perspective...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
...-messianic claim to world-shattering rebirth and Judaic self-sacrifice via an accidental yet fateful transfiguration: “About a year later, I went to a library in Rome and I found a book about transfiguration, because it's nothing you really hear about every day, and it's in that mystical realm, and I found...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... a protracted childhood, and “whose task is [now] wake- fulness itself” (Nietzsche [1966] 1989: 2).2 His word here is Wachsein, being awake, waking being. With this historicizing of the old messianic theme of awakening—wakefulness as an eventuating historical task—I should like to juxtapose Marx’s famous...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 237–238.
Published: 01 November 2023
...://caesuramag.org/ ). Peter Fenves, the Joan and Serapta Harrison Professor of Literature at Northwestern University, is the author of several books, including The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (2010) and Late Kant: Towards Another Law of the Earth (2003). He has also edited...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 191–213.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., on the part of the pro-independence movement, has been a messianic revolutionary state of exceptionality . Following the police violence during the referendum and the application of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, the independence movement invoked the messianic revolutionary imagery of Catalonia's...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and Nietz- schean) version of the old messianic motif of awakening in its interplay with the motifs of experience and learning. Benjamin’s participation in the youth movement is seen to center on educational reform as the catalyst of a more general reform of consciousness: the “protest against school...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... superficial acquaintance with Marxist theory, but it is also important to recognize, con- trary to Clark’s suggestion, that Benjamin’s attempt to restore a “genuinely messianic face . . . to the concept of classless society . . . in the interest of furthering the revolutionary politics...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 69–104.
Published: 01 February 2023
... the stakes of the war in Ukraine as “a war of ideas,” as a battle against “a liberal world order that aims to provide other nations [giving the examples of Russia, China, and India] with the Right to self-determination.” His appeal to a Muslim audience with apocalyptic messianism crucially also relies...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 65–96.
Published: 01 February 2002
.... It turns out that even perfection and only perfection has its limits. Philopoesis perfects the text by not per- fecting it—that is, by singing the glory of its limits. Let me illustrate this by way of a parable. There is a Chassidic parable regarding the messianic kingdom that ricochets from...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 23–34.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Benjamin goes so far as to attribute a messianic finality to the spirit of history, writing in this same essay, “Humanity has not yet awakened to a steady consciousness of its historical existence. Only from time to time has it dawned on individuals and on peoples that they were in the service...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... postsecularism emerged in the 1970s following the exhaustion of a major secular project, the utopian Left, which was based on a teleological understanding of history. It also converged with the nega- Lambropoulos / Why I Am Not a Postsecularist 79 tive Messianism produced...