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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., as in the sociology of Max Weber and Georg Simmel, but also to contemporary dialectical theology. Systematically, the unfolding of the sacred as a movement in the text opens up a critical perspective on the current turn to religion in theory, which often refers to Benjamin affirmatively yet overlooks the complexity...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... with their judgment on Christianity. Nevertheless, from his early study of Søren Kierkegaard to Negative Dialec­ tics, Adorno posits a further moment in this dialectic that he calls gnosti- cism. Gnosticism represents the end point of theology, because it renders transcendence absolute. As Adorno discusses...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... for the Heidegger reception. The article considers the implications of this history for the use of the concept of secularization in intellectual history by examining the Löwith-Blumenberg controversy. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 atheism dialectical theology existentialism neo-scholasticism...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... reading of Kafka in the context of Karl Barth’s dialectical theology. For a discussion of this connection, see Margarete Kohlenbach, “Kafka, Critical Theory, Dialectical Theology: Adorno’s Case against Hans-Joachim Schoeps,” German Life and Let­ ters 63, no. 2 (2010): 146–65...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
...-1930s Adorno had reassessed his relationship to Benjamin, especially the latter’s “negative theological moment.” The negative utopian theology that had hitherto informed Adorno’s thought moved toward an increasingly secular and historically grounded conceptual metaphysics, with a more dialectical...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
... dialectically integrated into Adorno’s internal critique of utopianism, approaching the redemptive “radicalization of the dia- lectic introduced into the glowing core of theology” he recommended to Ben- jamin.13 The effect of this maneuver, which exploits modern utopia’s theologi- cal genealogy...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... from practical politics. The major difference between the two schools lies in their intellectual origin. The Frankfurt School relies mainly on a version of Hegelian dialectic that both Herbert Marcuse and Adorno specified as “negative.” Derrida’sphi - losophy develops within the tradition...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... scientific objective ver- sus his largely normative and theological outlook. Schmitt and Blumenberg’s dialectics inevitably lead us to ask whether political theology is indeed a neu- tral category that explains the changes the theory of law and state underwent during the transition to the modern era...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... that what we know will be completed only through the quasi-Nietzschean process of becoming what we are. What we will be at the end of the process, however, will not be what we are at the beginning. The relationship between process and individual is entirely dialectical and historical. Central...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Benjamin Lazier This essay traces the origins of the contemporary interest in “political theology” and focuses on the work of Leo Strauss, Gershom Scholem, and Jacob Taubes in particular. They offer three competing instrumentalizations of the concept; they alert us to a dimension of the problem...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... defended as autistic insight into the occluded fate of moderns in the administered world; contra Lukács, the solipsism of Kafka and Beckett was in fact our “simulacral” reality. To most observers, Adorno’s dialectical inversion of Lukács’s demand for poetic objectivity took the cake, but both...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and tradition but also with issues of destruction and redemption, which sim- ilarly become central in Scholem’s later oeuvre.4 At the heart of these issues lies a fascination with the “dialectic between openness and secret, concealment and revelation.”5 In “On Lamentation and Dirges” this dialectic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... susceptible to a dialectical reversal, and, if it does not remain true to its critical mission, it can end up serving the same apologetic function as religion once did: As a result of its inevitable withdrawal from theology, from the unqualified claim to the truth of redemption [ Erlösung ] without which...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... either system or ontology.”16 The conclusion of the essay consists of a montage of quotations into which I insert an explicatory section. I Perhaps it makes sense, in writing about an author whose major theoretical work bears the title Negative Dialectics, to begin with a negation. Jacob Burck...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... analyzes the rhetorical figures and textual operations that Weber uses to describe the trajectory from the Protestant theology of salvation to the “spirit” of capitalism. Moreover, it shows how Weber incorporates religious rhetoric in his writing on the relation of science, history, and religion...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... together in the creation and re-creation of what we call Europe: Judeo-Christian monotheism, Greek rationalism, and Roman organization.”1 How these traditions are braided together, however, is a source of historical and contemporary conflict. Medieval theology synthesized Chris- tian ritual...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
... And is not just any term of political theology; more than other terms, it is pregnant with the tension between two spaces (church vs. world) and tempo- ralities (eternal vs. temporal) that have been at the crux of Christian theology since its inception. Luther ultimately reinterprets in the sense of a spir...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Graves Benjamin Lazier Benjamin Zimmer Catherine . 2000 . “The End of Nature: Dossier on Hans Blumenberg.” Special issue. Qui Parle 12 , no. 3 . Davis Creston Milbank John Žižek Slavoj , eds. 2005 . Theology and the Political: The New Debate . Durham, NC : Duke...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... for their sinful- ness.3 Max Horkheimer and Adorno wrote Dialectic of Enlightenment in Los Angeles and made the notorious comparison between Hollywood’s “culture industry” and the mechanisms of domination used in Hitler’s Germany. Obvi- ously, Brecht and Adorno found little redeeming during their sojourn...