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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen, whose interpretation of human weakness represents not only an alternative but in many respects a counterposition to Paul. In my article I present Cohen's messianism and his generation of the concept of the individual out of the recognition of human weakness. I return...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Willem Styfhals The story of the renowned scholar of Jewish mysticism Gershom Scholem and his disloyal student Jacob Taubes was one of continuing intellectual quarrel and personal enmity. Their intellectual disagreements centered on Jewish messianism, but the significance of this issue for Taubes’s...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... own thought, an intellectual messianism or revolutionary nihilism that frames Kafka's legal world with a radical critique of law. The verdict against modernity that Benjamin finds in Kafka is couched in a series of theologically tinted figures. The obscurity of Kafka's “parables,” the fruit...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and strength, the tension between embracing hyperrationality and rejection of modernity, were significant for Benjamin. Supported by Rabinbach's understanding of the appeal of messianic movements and of occupying the position of moral superiority, Benjamin was able to formulate her perspective on the need...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of figures in his late essay “Typological Motifs” (1953), the present article argues that the temporality of serial repetition provides a key to understanding the antihistoricist elements of Auerbach’s historiography, which breaks with the messianic logic of progressive fulfillment. Contextualizing...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
...: the (biopolitical) implications of the emergence of the modern notion of Beruf , and the relevance and possibility of a “secularized” or “postsecular” messianism. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Beruf: Luther, Weber, Agamben Christiane Frey...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the three—the discourse swerved, taking on the theopolitical as the “true” messianic calling. By historicizing political theology within the German Jewish response in Palestine, the article problematizes some key concepts of current biopolitical critique. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 The Jerusalem...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Defining the language of lamentation as the silent, (self-) destructive “language of the border” allowed Scholem to generate a performative essay as an act of inscription into tradition. Moreover, by pointing to the anarchic, apocalyptic, and messianic moments in the language of lamentation, this early...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism . New York : Schocken . ———. 1971 . The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality . New York : Schocken . ———. 1971 . “The Neutralization of the Messianic Element in Early Hasidism.” In The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... to the point where our problems again resemble those of the sixteenth cen- tury. . . . Theological ideas still stir up messianic passions, leaving societies in ruins.” According to Lilla, much of the current trouble in the world is a by- product of this political theology: “So long as a sizable population...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... efforts to come to grips with Paul’s messianism. Taubes developed his notion of the Mysterium Judai- cum thinking about Paul not only in relation to Schmitt’s notion of the “katechontic form of existence” but also in relation to Gershom Scholem’s notion that the “price” of Jewish messianism was “a life...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... work. In his excellent essay on Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, and German Jewish messianism from In the Shadow of Catastrophe, Rabinbach displays the skills of a first-rate intellectual historian who sympathetically engages yet critically assesses the messianic and utopian longings...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the crucial categories or concepts at work in their thought, and second, to ask after the order by which these categories achieve a broader intellectual coher- ence. The most fundamental of these categories he identifi es as messian- ism, language, and justice, but these do little more than provide...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is illuminating in this respect. He early on understood the importance of the theater in Kafka and described his fiction in terms of a theatrical mode. 3 Following Max Brod, Benjamin read the novel in light of messianism, seeing Kafka’s Oklahama theater as representing a redeemed world and a way out from...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the Critique of Violence, the debate about a “messianic without messianism,” and the broad debate over the writings of Giorgio Agamben.4 These discourses are new in the sense that they refer to religion less as an element in Benjamin’s work, something to grasp in order to understand what Benjamin...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the disenchanted world. His comparison of our situation with Jewish exile makes his diagnosis of modernity appear as little other than an intensifi cation of the unredeemed state of the world, which in turn provoked Isaiah’s curiously and fi ttingly refracted, very unpromising messianic promise: “From Seir...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
... belonging to a people or to an age” (A System of Logic, in Collected Works, ed. J. M. Robson, vol. 8 [Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, 2006], 904–5). 206 Birth of the “Psychological Jew” duty to pray for the messianic age.21 In a typical analysis of Jewish participation in the German workers...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... itself over to the viewer—it is an angel that does not give. This final aphorism clearly registers the influence of Benjamin’s angel of history. Adorno’s theorization of the imperative of philosophy is shot through with Benjamin’s messianism and visual motifs that take up the imagistic nature...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., revolutionary act, which would solve the actual problem of the Jewish masses. ‘Catastrophe Zionism’—in this concept one sees both the urgency and the moral justification of the Zionist vision, much like the redemption that is arriv- ing following messianic times.”10 When examining the history of law...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... nature as capable of messianic sublation once the große Ästhetik redeems all partiality in one overarching totality. Syberberg’s oeuvre thematizes pre- cisely the space between fragment and totality—it is the space between the Gesamtkunstwerk and what disrupts it and that between the body...