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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in a new role: not as the great innovator of Jewish life but as a part of a German Jewish tradition dating at least to Maimon's time. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Reading Gershom Scholem in Context: Salomon Maimon’s and Gershom Scholem’s German Jewish Discourse on Jewish Mysticism...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
... law. Precisely those aspects of Judaism that these Jewish scholars despised—mysticism, pietism, apocalypticism—they also ignored in their representations of Islam. The identification with Islam was part of a larger project of modern Jewish thinkers to “purify” Judaism of religious excess—pietism...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that Benjamin’s engagement with what he saw as the authoritarian language mysticism of his Catholic contemporary highlights linguistic, theological, and cultural questions that preoccupied both translators-cum-philosophers. Benjamin’s and Haecker’s language theories shaped their responses to the Third Reich, one...
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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 (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 179–210.
Published: 01 February 2023
... had established for himself as preeminent among the very few scholars in the study of Jewish mysticism. Three years later, in 1941, as Heschel was settling into his tenure at HUC, Scholem’s Stroock lectures formed the basis of his book Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism , a groundbreaking synthesis...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to his reflections on American writers and scholars in the final third of his career. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Gershom Scholem Kabbalah Sabbatai Sevi Jewish mysticism America References Abrams Daniel . 2000 . “Defining Modern Academic Scholarship: Gershom...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Sells, Mystical Languages of Unsaying (Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 2–3 (hereafter cited as ML); and the section “Apophasis” in this essay. 4 Lamenting Language Itself of lamentation by using techniques like double negation and self-cancellation. The apophatic aporia...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
... , 2012 . Mendes-Flohr Paul . From Mysticism to Dialogue: Martin Buber’s Transformation of German Social Thought . Detroit : Wayne State University Press , 1989 . Nietzsche Friedrich . The Anti-Christ . In “Twilight of the Idols” and “The Anti-Christ.” Translated by Hollingdale...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
...” (“Islam and Protestantism he divides religions into two types, the “mystical” and the “rationalistic.”30 Doing so enables him to make an analogy between the great schism between “mystical” Catholicism and “rationalistic” Protestantism and the supposed schism between “mystical” Buddhism...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
...,” a move that subtends his position- ing of photogénie as somewhat mystical, undefinable—a “you either get it or you don’t” phenomenon. It is not accidental, then, that a privileging of the face (or the advocacy of a universal language that often accompanies it) is coincident with a claim...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... was “no intellectual, but rather an inspired mystic in the mediaeval German tradition.”7 Furtwängler himself wrote that Bruckner had been “in fact, not a musician. This musician was, in truth, a successor to the old German mystics: [Meister] Eckhart, Jakob Böhme, etc.”8 This then was certainly a tradition...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., has been shaping itself in an unbroken line since the days of the Pharaohs,” he wrote, admitting that his insistence on the transmission of a “dynamic force in Jew- ish genius” did at first “smack of mysticism.”75 Abraham Brill, the leading popularizer of psychoanalysis in the United States...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... was to reproduce reality, specifically the calm, enigmatic, and timeless stirrings of nature: “Nature is ready-made poetry; we simply did not have the tools to reproduce it in a genuine way.”21 For Häfker, film technology had the unique ability to capture the mysticism of nature. However, his espousal...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to prophesize and work wonders. “By using ‘charisma’ instead of the simple, generally understood word ‘gift’ [‘Begabung he objected, “Weber brings a mystical element into the subcon- scious during this whole discussion, which does not promote clarity.”48 The kind of magical aura that Weber imputed...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... that discourse: the Left’s countermemory purportedly exposed the nefarious and politically motivated obfuscations of a “bourgeois” Jewish memory of “mysticism” and misplaced reverence. Novick undertook to expose precisely the hidden politics he saw under- lying Leyvik’s disrespect for the Jewish...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... place, he proposes a type of cognition of a quasi-mystical nature that is rooted in feeling and made manifest in images rather than language. Wor­ ringer thus locates empathy, which is equated here with intuition, on a fine border of working with the “means of science” yet, at the same time, beyond...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... and not necessarily those of the ARC. 1. Jacques Derrida, “Force of Law: The Mystical Foundations of Authority,” trans. Mary Quain- tance, in Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, ed. Drucilla Cornell, Michael Rosenfeld, and David Gray Carlson (London: Routledge, 1992), 3–68. Derrida’s essay first...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . . . can attain an almost mystical depth,” he writes. “The 32. Benjamin, “Storyteller,” 96. 33. Benjamin, “Theses,” 264; Illuminationen: Ausgewählte Schriften, ed. Siegfried Unseld, vol. 1 (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1966), 261. 34. Benjamin, “Eduard Fuchs,” 263. Benjamin writes...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of theologi- cal mysticism. Benjamin’s apocalypse, directed at the past rather than at the future, “is an apocalypse of the library and collector’s cabinet, not of the streets and factories,” and so more Proustian than Marxist or theological, noted Michael André Bernstein. “As a theological hope...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of a Divine Organism. Gershom Scholem explains the organicist model of the Godhead in the Kabbalah: “The relation between Eyn-Sof and its mystical qualities, the Sefiroth, is comparable to that between the soul and the body, but with the difference that the human body and soul differ in nature, one being...