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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Howard Eiland This article analyzes Benjamin's enigmatic essay of 1921, “Critique of Violence,” together with related fragmentary writings from the postwar period (including the “Theological-Political Fragment”) and, from 1931, “The Destructive Character.” Benjamin's deconstruction of violence...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... questions, this essay develops the notion of theological thinking as a form of critique and a critical theoretical practice for a moment bisected by the (re)turn to theology and the seeming permanence of the theologico-political. Following the examples of James Baldwin and W. E. B. Du Bois, theological...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Kahn’s work, though his stature has grown enormously in 2011’s Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty . Kahn’s subject in the text is the relationship between American power and American culture, a relationship he defines as a “political theological project.” My purpose is...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... abnormality. Its “civic-bourgeois” foundation, which is purely political (neither theological nor cosmological), accounts for a neutralization of differences in the abstract realm of liberty and equality, which justifies claims of emancipation. On the other hand, discriminations barring individuals and groups...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Anustup Basu This essay is a critical evaluation of contemporary urban Hindutva in the light of Carl Schmitt's famous assertion that all liberal political concepts are transposed theological ones. Without agreeing with Schmitt's hard-right nationalism, one can see that from the discursive...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 195–209.
Published: 01 May 2015
... explains it as more than a series of theological debates, contextualizing it in terms of the Protestant Reformation, international politics and rivalries (including among Catholic princes), and conciliarism and papal authority. Its decrees, centered on the twin pillars of reform and doctrine, clarified...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... readings. Secularism redistrib- utes church and theological authority in ways that challenge Catholic legiti- macy. That is not to say that it is a mere variety of Protestantism, let alone its “other.” However, it cannot be dissociated from its originary political the- ology. Early secularism demanded...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Theological-Political Unconscious) . Tel Aviv : ha-Ḳibuts ha-meʼuḥad . Raz-Krakotzkin Amnon . 1993 . “Galut betokh ribonut: Le-bikoret ‘shlilat ha-galut’ ba-tarbut ha-israelit” (“Exile within Sovereignty: A Critique of the ‘Negation of Exile’ in Israeli Culture”) . Teoria u-Bikoret 4 : 23...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2007) 34 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2007
...; loss and melancholia; or, as we can see in South Africa, the political dilemmas of truth, hope, justice, and reconciliation. These new forms of political criticism are not simply paying an incidental attention to the theological. More often than not, they have engaged in a deliberate and...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... History and Theory of Secularity), I invest “secularity” with a “repetition with difference” principle that relies on an energy of displacement rather than replacement of earlier paradigms, in this case the theological or political-theological.­ Indeed, when Gourgouris implicitly endorses, contra...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... work of certain other radical philosophical and literary intelligences in the twentieth century: let us call it the complementarity of the theological (posttheological) and the political. I’m talking about Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx, of course, the first determinative for the early...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 August 2008
... revolves around a series of critical investigations into the philosophical and theological problems of modern thought and political practice. He is the author of A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America (2008). This essay is drawn from his...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2004) 31 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 May 2004
... moments in his texts, Heine gives voice to a critical principle that reflects the double-faced aspect of secularization as always both, a secular and a religious event. The curious theological- political role of Jesus in Heine’s writing highlights his highly developed sense of the precarious and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with what degree of importance. The ethics of the other seems dangerously close to existentialist versions of authenticity. The test case is Simon Critchley’s elegantly argued Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance . This book seems trapped into having to convert the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... the famil- iar secular notion of man as political being by privileging a philosophical language more suited to theological contemplation.13 We therefore move from an Aristotelianism of politics to one of representation and relation- ality through Byzantium’s iconophilic theology. Mahmood seems...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2001) 28 (1): 19–73.
Published: 01 February 2001
... entities. So my interpellation is not so much indigenous as it signals the constant refer- ence to the Amerindian cultures already here before the European invasion that survived it and that now, almost the end of the twentieth century [1998], are again making themselves present in the political arena...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Against this newly achieved comfort, I have been proposing that one of the key tropes of secular criticism is to detranscendentalize the secular, precisely so as not to get bogged down with such simple equations between the secular and the theological.1 The disjunction between the secular and the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 37–59.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., and who could tell nothing of political value if one skinned them alive. Most of them have nothing to tell, but are brute forces as dumb as their dynamos, absorbed in the development or economy of power. They are trustees for the public, and whenever society assumes the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
... affirmation of an “agonic” friendship characterized by “a-filiation.” The essay addresses the conditions or presuppositions—at once ontological, philosophical, and political—in which this affirmation of agonic friendships and a-filiative relationships begins to emerge. At the same time, it seeks to trace out...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., equally, it should be stressed that they reject tradition, the vast and rich tradition of theological and philosophical interpretation that has given the lie to any facile notions of “literal” meaning. The fundamentalists posit a primor- dial, “literal” truth that somehow...