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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... thus far unrecognized, namely, how the problem of heresy figures at its core; they help us recall the interwar origins of the contemporary fascination with the term, the historical “horizon” in which it was born; they make plain what was at stake for Jewish thinkers in particular; and they help us ask...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., it is a structural force in the history of Western thought that returns in Jewish, Christian, and even secular phenomena. Nonetheless, for both scholars, messianism was a paradoxical, anarchic, apocalyptic, and revolutionary phenomenon best understood from the perspective of heresy. Focusing on the role of heresy...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the notion of a modern cae- sura. Geréby concludes that “few critics of Schmitt are in a position to call political theology a heresy, as Peterson did.” Christiane Frey examines Agamben’s recent reading of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Frey shows how Agamben, drawing on and critiquing Martin...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that the divine and the natural are never confused. (Without acknowledging it, Horkheimer and Adorno 32  Beyond Gnosticism and Magic recognize that pantheism is one of Judaism’s greatest heresies.) The Bilder­ verbot maintains these distinctions by prohibiting illusion and preserves the mimetic core...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., theory, the essay, critique, commentary, and philosophy. Adorno’s own text, “The Essay as Form,” is not an example of such heresy and so not itself an essay. 31 On the contrary, Adorno develops his remarks on the essay in a treatise-like manner, systematically and even dogmatically...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Baruch . 1957 . “Notes on ‘Sabbetai Sevi’ by Gershom Scholem” (in Hebrew) . Ha-aretz , September 25–October 2 . Laqueur Walter . 1973 . “George Lichtheim.” Commentary 56 , no. 3 : 45 – 52 . Lazier Benjamin . 2008 . God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... curse, and nature’s lament, three fundamental enunciatory modes of interjections.43 A good decade after this theolinguistic treatise, written, as he insisted in a letter to Gershom Scholem, “in immanent relation to Judaism,”44 Benjamin has added the heresy himself. His praise of the comforts...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... secularized Christian eschatology or providence. The formula that made Löwith’s theory famous, that “progress is secularized eschatology,” supposedly implies that modernity itself is nothing more than a “Christian heresy.” Fortunately, Blumenberg showed the misguided and fallacious nature of this attempt...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Not to know reliably about the details of Jesus’s life because the gospels were mythic constructions was one kind of heresy; to claim that Jesus can be best understood in the context of rabbinic literature, the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmud, as Geiger claimed, was an outrage to Protestant...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., but in fact Maimon belongs to a school of German Jewish schol- ars who were students—in the strict sense—of both Kantian philosophy and 21. See Abraham P. Socher, The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006), 50–51...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., they are previously sup- pressed heresies). For Arendt, the current theories of “political religion,” rang- ing their objects among historical faiths as if they were simple additions, have failed to develop a theory of their signifi cance as the outcome of a dynamic she identifi es. Their secularism may seem like...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination between the World Wars (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008).   6. Heinrich Meier, Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995). Cf. John P. McCormick, Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Liberalism...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 153–180.
Published: 01 August 2023
... would find a counter model in Goethe’s political demonology of one god against another god. The heresy of the separation of powers through the polytheistic intervention stands against the orthodoxy of legitimizing absolute sovereignty through the analogy of a monotheistic god. In a final salute...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
... counterarguments were never acknowl- edged on the level that Schmitt’s formulas were, not even by the anti-Schmitt polemicists. There is a straightforward sociological explanation for that. Few critics of Schmitt are in a position to call political theology a heresy, as Peter- 76. Peterson, “Kaiser...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... . Lazier Benjamin . God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination between the World Wars . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2012 . Lazier Benjamin . “ Overcoming Gnosticism: Hans Jonas, Hans Blumenberg, and the Legitimacy of the Natural World .” Journal of the History...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... life in exile (the Tree of Knowledge) is destroyed, revealing the face of creation as it appeared to God on the seventh day (the Tree of Life). Benjamin’s embrace of the antinomianism and antitradi- tionalism of this heresy, especially in the figure of Sabbatai Zvi in the seven- teenth century...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 159–196.
Published: 01 August 2011
... controversy about Western civilization. Questioning the Western canon is seen as heresy, and those who do this as undesirable radicals. In the writings of Roger Kim- ball and Allan Bloom, this polemic is much more outspoken. Both attack the changes that took place during the 1970s as dangerous...