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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Bruce Rosenstock Abstract The article argues that Martin Heidegger and Oskar Goldberg share a common gnostic motif of the “flight of the gods from the earth” and that both thinkers seek to prepare their people (the Germans, the Jews) for a “second beginning” of metaphysics that would restore...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... the Pauline “Mysterium Judaicum,” that is, the conjunction of enmity and love coming to expression in the Jewish people as “enemies” of God for the sake of the gentiles, but “beloved” of God for the sake of their forefathers (Romans 11:28). The Mysterium Judaicum marks a decisive break ( kairos ) after which...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that Rosenzweig's system employs time as the fundamental schema that opens the individual elements of God, world, and humanity; however, the temporal world is scarred by an unresolved homelessness that affects the relations between the elements. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Franz Rosenzweig...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., is the first announcement of the death of God. Girard, disputing Vattimo's interpretive strategies, identifies the crucifixion as a world-historical exposure of the sacrificial origins of human society: the Christian scapegoat undoes the myths that found society's unity on a hidden act of violence...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Daniel M. Herskowitz 5. Meier, “Death as God.” 6. Strauss, Natural Right and History , 74 . 7. Strauss, “Progress or Return?,” 116 (hereafter cited as PR). 8. Meier, “Death as God,” 20 . 9. Batnitzky, Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas ; Batnitzky, “Leo...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
... that “all signifi cant concepts of the mod- ern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts not only because of their historical development—in which they were transferred from theology to the theory of the state, whereby, for example, the omnipotent God became the omnipotent lawgiver...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
...—that is, the “impurity” or “bastard form” (CV, 252)—of legal violence. In divine violence the human being stands naked before God both in body and in responsibility (CV, 250). This makes it “pure”: all human cal­cu­lations are put aside. Pure, revolutionary violence implements God’s will; it does not prosecute...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
... vocatus est servus est Christi 23 pretio empti estis nolite fi eri servi hominum 24 unusquisque in quo vocatus est fratres in hoc maneat apud Deum. (Vulgata) 17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
... presents himself as a religious and racial visionary. “Nervenanhang” (nerve-contact) (14; 48) joins him with God and allows him to discern affairs on earth hidden to others. Schreber occupies a position of 1. Page references follow the text printed in Daniel Paul Schreber, Denkwürdigkeiten eines...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Diehl The Image of Happiness We Harbor: The Messianic Power of Weakness in Cohen, Benjamin, and Paul Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky “Tragedy,” writes Hermann Cohen in his 1904 Ethics of Pure Will, “gener- ates the individual in the hero, in the demi-god...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), esp. chap. 4; and my essay in The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion, ed. Edward Bar- ing and Peter E. Gordon (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 72–87. 3. Even in English-language works the debate has a long history. See Hubert L. Dreyfus...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., as Leon Wieseltier opined several years ago, is once again choking on God.1 Religious extremists of the monotheist persuasion have arguably become the most important agents on the political scene, both in this coun- try and abroad. But this is merely to scratch the surface. If history is indeed...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of modern myth, and myth is used to understand it. Once the Israelites had left Egypt, they had to cross the desert to reach the Promised Land. And they were not allowed to reach the Land of Milk and Honey until they had disciplined them- selves and received revelation from God. So too the exiles...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... be said of what Benjamin means by these aspects.16 But on a more superficial level of structure, it is the fourth level that strikes me most. It appears at the end of the paragraph: “Its fourth feature is that its God must be hidden from it and may be addressed only when his 15. Walter...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... puts it: “Once he divides the law into a law of works and a law of faith, a law of sin and a law of God—and thus renders it [the law] inoperative and unobservable— Paul can then fulfi ll and recapitulate the law in the fi gure of love. The messianic plērōma of the law is an Aufhebung of the state...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
... powers in the Critique of Pure Reason leads Kant to stress the fi nitude of the understanding as opposed to the unrestrained adventures of reason. Since it is through synthesizing understanding and intuition that humans actually experience and have cognition, and since the defi nition of God...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... on that distance. That, I think, is what Blumenberg’s philosophy is about. It is what The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is about. Humans cannot bear God; that is why they invented, as the first overcoming of Gnosticism, the Middle Ages, and, as the second overcoming of Gnosticism, the modern age. They protect...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... supersedes magic through abstraction and distance, Judaism neutralizes it by prohibiting graven images: The disenchanted world of Judaism propitiates magic by negating it in the idea of God. The Jewish religion brooks no word which might bring solace to the despair of all mortality...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
... so, not only are modern secular politics possi- ble for Arendt, but the revolutionary Americans—whom Schmitt had praised in Political Theology for recognizing the template in God’s sovereignty for their own popular rule—demonstrate how to achieve it. Nevertheless, there is respect for Schmitt...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 49–75.
Published: 01 August 2022
... linking the three sections of the Star and what discloses the argument of the book as a whole. Taking into account the importance of the audience response in Rosenzweig’s theory of art, this article proposes considering the role of God as the viewer of the performance of the sacred theater of Yom Kippur...