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Old Testament Realism in the Writings of Erich Auerbach

James I. Porter

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the work of the German literary critic Erich Auerbach, who wrote in response to the historical upheaval of the mid-twentieth century as a form of historical engagement. In his ... More


Humanism, Territory, and Techniques of Trouble

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the dimensions of Edward Said's critical writing. In spite of numerous attempts to define and identify an overarching methodology that can be traced throughout Said's some ... More


The Figure in the Fulfillment: Erich Auerbach

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces Erich Auerbach, a Romance philologist and a literary historian. The discussion first examines the concepts of figural relation and figurative subversion, where Auerbach states ... More


Humanism Goes East

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the origins of Auerbach's “philologist heritage,” comparing his humanist worldview with that of his contemporaries Walter Benjamin and Victor Klemperer. It situates Auerbach's ... More


Writing Mimesis in Istanbul

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter challenges three conventional explanations concerning the originality of Auerbach's authorship: the unavailability of books, the poor state of scholarship and intellectual dialogue, and ... More


Force and Justice: Auerbach's Pascal

Jane O. Newman

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter shows how scholarly work on political theology in post-World War I Germany enacted and enabled resistance to the Nazi state. The focus is on Auerbach's shifting engagement with Pascal, ... More


The Literal Sense and Personal Identity: Hans Frei

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Hans Frei's overall claim that a Christian figural reading of the Bible narratively extends, rather than effaces, its realistic and literal sense. The discussion begins with a ... More


East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Kader Konuk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated society. The book asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach found humanism ... More


Introduction

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to follow the plight of humanist scholars like Erich Auerbach who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated ... More


Turkish Humanism

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the particularities of Turkish humanism as a way of renewing Turkish culture. It shows that Turkish reformers in the 1930s drew on the Renaissance model to develop a system of ... More


Earlier Postliberalism: Narrative Theology and Hans Frei’s Synthesis of Wittgenstein and Barth

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes Hans Frei’s two major works, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative and The Identity of Jesus Christ, which shaped the postliberal movement. It describes his attempt to use the later ... More


Germany on the Bosporus: Nazi Conspiracies and Émigré Politics

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that Auerbach's time in exile was further shaped by the very forces he sought to flee—German fascism. Istanbul was alive with the competing intellectual and political agendas of ... More


The Preservation of Historical Reality: Auerbach and Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the preservation of the historicity of ancient biblical figures. It looks at the different ideas Erich Auerbach and Origen have on the subject. The start of the chapter ... More


Mimicry in Modern Turkey: The Place of German and Turkish Jews

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that anxieties regarding appropriation and assimilation impacted the status of Turkish and German Jews in different ways. It shows that three tropes—the mimic, the dönme, and the ... More


Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old ... More


Introduction

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter examines the supposed relation of Christianity to Judaism. It begins by showing how Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber defended the validity of the Old Testament as part of the ... More


Boccaccio's Auerbach: Holding the Mirror up to Mimesis

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, like the previous one, interrogates the use of a single text or author to define a major break in Western cultural and especially literary history, in this case Auerbach's reading in ... More


Conclusion

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter summarizes the lessons that can be taken from Daniel Boyarin, Erich Auerbach, Hans Frei, and Origen on their figural extensions, biblical interpretations, and figural ... More


Introduction

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction proposes that the missing term in contemporary debates about political theology is poiesis, understood as the view advanced by Hobbes and Vico that we can only know what we make ... More


Conclusion

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter concludes that the book has explored the relationship between literature and secularism during the reforms of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt. It has discussed textual analysis ... More


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