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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
...György Geréby The analysis discusses the earliest phase of the debate on political theology between Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) and his former friend, the church historian and theologian Erik Peterson (1890-1960). In the 1930s Peterson challenged Schmitt's central tenet, the possibility...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Benjamin Lazier This essay traces the origins of the contemporary interest in “political theology” and focuses on the work of Leo Strauss, Gershom Scholem, and Jacob Taubes in particular. They offer three competing instrumentalizations of the concept; they alert us to a dimension of the problem...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and Blumenberg, I suggest in my article a reading of the debate that exposes how they use each other's argument to sharpen their distinctive evaluation of modernity and its relation to Christian theology. These two arguments and their unique dynamic transcend the common ways of either defending or criticizing...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Nitzan Lebovic This article addresses the strange reappearance of Carl Schmitt in the context of German Jewish thought after 1940. The focus is on the role political theology played in the work of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, and Jacob Taubes, three men who met in Jerusalem during the late 1940s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., as in the sociology of Max Weber and Georg Simmel, but also to contemporary dialectical theology. Systematically, the unfolding of the sacred as a movement in the text opens up a critical perspective on the current turn to religion in theory, which often refers to Benjamin affirmatively yet overlooks the complexity...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
...' attempts to observe, to understand; by appeals for aid; and by the surrounding waters that link the island with the world. This article unfolds Tawada's poetic model for translating disasters and its epistemological dimensions in relation to futurity, theology, and geopolitics. Translating Catastrophes...
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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 (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... as a possible answer to the questions raised by the “empty place of power” in modernity (Claude Lefort) after the demise of the political theology of monarchy. Weber's theory of charisma can be read as a synthesis of two discourses, which both react to the downfall of the king. On the one hand, Weber takes up...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... theology as it plays out in his philosophy of history as well as his historical anthropology and lays a particular emphasis on the peculiar role that the figure of Judaism plays in them. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Beyond Gnosticism and Magic...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... analyzes the rhetorical figures and textual operations that Weber uses to describe the trajectory from the Protestant theology of salvation to the “spirit” of capitalism. Moreover, it shows how Weber incorporates religious rhetoric in his writing on the relation of science, history, and religion...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... for the Heidegger reception. The article considers the implications of this history for the use of the concept of secularization in intellectual history by examining the Löwith-Blumenberg controversy. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 atheism dialectical theology existentialism neo-scholasticism...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Nitzan Lebovic New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Introduction Nitzan Lebovic The past few years have seen a remarkable revival of interest in political theology. Consider Mark Lilla’s observation that “today, we have progressed...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
... with the religious civilization that preceded it.1 In what follows, besides reconstructing the fundamentals of Arendt’s case, I try to show that it is usefully interpreted as a kind of response to and critique of Carl Schmitt’s doctrine of “political theology” as outlined in a famous 1922 book...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
... And is not just any term of political theology; more than other terms, it is pregnant with the tension between two spaces (church vs. world) and tempo- ralities (eternal vs. temporal) that have been at the crux of Christian theology since its inception. Luther ultimately reinterprets in the sense of a spir...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Assmann Jan . 2004 . Afterword to The Political Theology of Paul , by Taubes Jacob , 115 – 42 . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Hartwich Wolf-Daniel Assmann Aleida Assmann Jan . 2010 . Introduction to From Cult to Culture: Fragments toward a Critique...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... omnipotence and the miracle. Since “the rationalism of the Enlightenment rejected the exception in every form,” 19 the modern age no longer has an adequate conception of politics understood as sovereignty-as-decision. Implied herein is the need for a political theology that would replace any political...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... variety of scholars, such as Carl Schmitt’s students Reinhart Koselleck and Hanno Kesting, the political philosopher Voegelin, and the physicist-philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. 19 It was especially in the field of theology, however, that Löwith’s formula found its most favorable reception...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... widely known today for his lectures on Paul’s Letter to the Romans. These lectures, delivered one month before Taubes’s death, were transcribed and published under the title Die politische Theologie des Paulus (The Political Theology of Paul).1 Besides the title’s allusion to the 1922 essay...
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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...