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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard Villa Vortex evil Nietzsche Gnosticism The contemporary French novelist Maurice G. Dantec has much in common with Jean Baudrillard. Dantec began as a crime novelist before being drawn increasingly into science fiction. He has been a tremendously prolific author, publishing no fewer than...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... markers of certainty, for a new sense of direction, belonging, identity can become a driving force for action. Prominent ways of conceptualizing internal forms of power are Max Weber's charismatic authority or Eric Voegelin's Gnostic revolt ( Voegelin 1987 ; Weber 1988 ). Here the spiritual power comes...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the development of language, in the form of the ethico-religious philosophies in full expansion, Stoicism and Gnosticism. Thus there exist not only a succession of domains where development creates objective concretizations – language, religion, technology – but there also exist durable...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... Here baptism in the desert stands for that ecstasy and knowledge all at once that, as Bowles said, had long motivated his writing-quest to contact some “magic place” of permission into gnostic knowledge: “Like any Romantic,” Bowles writes in his autobiography Without Stopping (1999 [1972]: 282), “I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Absolute Evil,” focuses on the relations between Baudrillard's theoretical writings and the fictional writings of Maurice Dantec ( Villa Vortex , in particular), teasing out a range of shared themes and common influences – notably Nietzsche and Gnosticism – that allow the works of the two writers to inform...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
...) must be related to ontology (God). God and his government of the world must be brought together. Through the concept of oikonomia , the Trinitarian theology has sought to overcome the Gnostic split between two Gods, by uniting God’s creation with the government of the created world and reconciling a...