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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., interpreting the Heideggerian call as a secularization of the Christian category of revelation, and this played into Strauss’s more general conceptualization of the impoverished turn toward historicism, experientialism, and ultimately nihilism in modern philosophy and religion. Tracing and analyzing...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... for determining the linguistic conditions of political theology. He demonstrates the curse's ineluctable role in the theopolitical programs of Carl Schmitt, Martin Buber, and Erik Peterson and argues that the complications of secularization—famously debated between Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg—are best understood...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of his references to “theology.” © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Thinking beyond Secularization: Walter Benjamin, the “Religious Turn,” and the Poetics of Theory Daniel Weidner For a long time Walter Benjamin was figured...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
...? The debate between Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg concerning the conceptual status of secularization as an explanatory category for the emergence of modernity provides us with a paradigmatic case that sheds light on those questions. With the recent publication of the correspondence between Schmitt...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Daniel Weidner The ambiguous idea of secularization still underlies most genealogies of modernity. It denotes both a general decline in the importance of religion in society and, more specifically, the transformation of religious ideas and practices into political or economic behavior...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sjoerd Griffioen Abstract The contemporary “postsecularism debate” has reintroduced the problem of the relation between modernity and religion to philosophy. In this context, attention is also paid to earlier debates on secularization—notably, the Löwith-Blumenberg debate—in the hope...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Samuel Moyn This essay shows that Hannah Arendt was a theorist both of secularization as a process and of the secular as a goal of modern politics. It reconstructs these arguments in her corpus, especially On Revolution , and argues that this dimension of her work may have been a response to Carl...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... to the Danish philosopher in Heidegger's Being and Time , these thinkers figured Heidegger as a “secular Kierkegaard.” Both groups read Being and Time as an ontological analysis of the human subject, but the dialectical theologians located the secularizing drive in Heidegger's ontology, while the neo...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
...William Rasch Recent polemical and philosophical claims about modern, secular, liberal, enlightened Europe are examined from the perspective of Europe's relation, past and present, to the non-European world. The notion that Enlightenment reason and liberal institutions represent a higher level...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the phenomenon of social abstraction and human acceleration of time. The argument concerning enlightenment and modernity becomes reactualized in the context of globalization and the tight approximation of cultures based on different density and frequency of secularization, disenchanting the world. By advocating...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 145–165.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Dagmar Herzog Alexander Mitscherlich succeeded in his life project of returning psychoanalysis to post-Nazi central Europe—and securing for it far greater cultural prestige than it ever had in Sigmund Freud's own day—by advancing an idiosyncratic version of psychoanalysis as a secular moral...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and culture than has hitherto been recognized. Far from merely secularizing figural interpretation by subtracting its transcendent referent, Auerbach’s insight into the seriality of the figure provides an indication of what figurality might look like under the conditions of modernity. Copyright © 2018...
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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)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of an analogy between the divine and the human realms, the foundation of modern immanentist theology of the secular. Using a rich patristic material, Peterson showed that Schmitt's arguments would founder on the orthodox Christian dogma of the Trinity and that any political establishment on earth is rendered...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... four suppositions that are constitutive for his way of philosophy: his repudiation of prima philosophia ; his plea for a relational, differential construction of concepts; his postulate of radical secularization; and his demand that there should be consequences for the form of representation...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joshua Derman Charisma , a buzzword beloved by sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, self-help gurus, and scholars of celebrity, is in its modern secular usage a concept of very recent origin. Between 1915 and 1922 the German scholar Max Weber introduced it into the vocabulary...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a language of secular identity for Jews outside the communal fold, it also inadvertently fed into suspicions that Judaic patterns of thought were entering into the mainstream and turning everyone in the West into “Jews.” © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 The Birth of the “Psychological Jew...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and exclusion. Habermas's recent efforts to redeem the contents of religious traditions within his secular moral-political proceduralism revive an aspect of his early work that draws on Hegel's politico-religious idea that the violent reparation of social disunity manifests the “causality of fate.” A critical...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., turns his political- theological emphasis into an analytic tool: “The world in which we fi nd our- selves at the start of the new millennium is littered with the debris of utopian projects, which though they were framed in secular terms that denied the truth of religion were in fact vehicles...