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Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

L. Welborn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171311
eISBN:
9780231539159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul's emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By reexamining Pauline eschatology, this text ... More


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Jacob Taubes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, ... More


Letter to Armin Mohler

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contains a letter to Armin Mohler dated February 14, 1952, and in it Jacob Taubes raises a question that has implications for political theology: how do we and can we engage with someone ... More


Appendix: Four Passages from Letters of Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This Appendix contains four short passages from letters sent by Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler, dated April 14, 1952; July 18, 1952; July 6, 1958; and August 14, 1958. The first passage sets the frame ... More


Letter to Carl Schmitt

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this letter dated September 18, 1979, Jacob Taubes addresses Carl Schmitt as “friend” and goes on to comment on Erik Peterson's critiques of Schmitt. Taubes then makes a reference to the ... More


Editorial Note

Peter Gente

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this editorial note at the end of the book, the text reflects on how the idea for this book came about and cites the four sources used to explore Jacob Taubes's personal relationship with Carl ... More


Pauline Ugliness: Jacob Taubes and the Turn to Paul

Ole Jakob Løland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286553
eISBN:
9780823288816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul has been rediscovered outside of the apostle’s traditional religious reading circles, particularly among radical leftist philosophers such as Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. ... More


Christian Politics: Universalism and Communion

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Here the contemporary engagement St Paul as political actor is reviewed against the background of the work of Breton and Taubes. It is argued that St Paul does emerge as a figure of universalism, ... More


Order and Disorder in Nietzsche’s Thought

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In July 1964, a major five-day conference on Friedrich Nietzsche took place at the Royaumont Abbey just north of Paris. Organized by Gilles Deleuze, with input from Jean Wahl, Deleuze invited ... More


Neighbor (A)

L. L. Welborn

in Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171311
eISBN:
9780231539159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the difficulty of fulfilling Paul's command to love the neighbor stated in Romans 13. It examines Jacob Taubes's exposition of Paul's political theology: Paul's designation of ... More


Gershom Scholem

Julia Ng

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Giorgio Agamben’s earliest encounter with Gershom Scholem concerns an essay from 1972 entitled ‘Walter Benjamin and his Angel’,1 Scholem’s first attempt to provide a definitive account of Benjamin’s ... More


Carl Schmitt: Apocalyptic Prophet of the Counterrevolution

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the lecture presented in this chapter, Jacob Taubes attests to his respect for Carl Schmitt, even though as a “conscious Jew” he belongs among those whom Schmitt has marked as the “enemy.” At the ... More


Extract from a Dispute About Carl Schmitt: Paris, 1986

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the lecture presented in this chapter, delivered in Paris in 1986, Jacob Taubes comments on the debate regarding Carl Schmitt's liaison with National Socialism. Taubes makes it very clear that, ... More


1948–1978: Thirty Years of Refusal

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the lecture contained in this chapter, Jacob Taubes reflects on the history of his relationship with Carl Schmitt that goes back to 1948 and lasted until 1978, a period of thirty years. Taubes ... More


Walter Benjamin’s Jewishness

Howard Eiland

in Walter Benjamin and Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270170
eISBN:
9780823270217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270170.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter treats the question of Benjamin’s Jewishness in connection with works by contemporaries like Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, and Gershom Scholem. Benjamin’s letters to Ludwig Strauss on the ... More


Walter Benjamin—A Modern Marcionite?: Scholem’s Benjamin Interpretation Reexamined

Jacob Taubes

in Walter Benjamin and Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270170
eISBN:
9780823270217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270170.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Appearing for the first time in English translation, this essay by the late Jacob Taubes demonstrates the lasting significance of Benjamin’s thought for understanding both historical and contemporary ... More


Seminar Notes on Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History”

Jacob Taubes

in Walter Benjamin and Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270170
eISBN:
9780823270217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270170.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Appearing for the first time in English translation, this essay by the late Jacob Taubes demonstrates the lasting significance of Benjamin’s thought for understanding both historical and contemporary ... More


Brandeis, New York University, and the New School 1960–2001

in Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a conversation among three students—Michael, Ronna, and Robert—and their professor Seth Benardete at the University of Chicago. Benardete describes his experience at Brandeis, New ... More


Questions of existence and uniqueness

Dusa McDuff and Dietmar Salamon

in Introduction to Symplectic Topology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198794899
eISBN:
9780191836411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794899.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Geometry / Topology

This chapter discusses the fundamental existence and uniqueness questions in symplectic topology: which manifolds admit symplectic structures, and to what extent they are unique. There are partial ... More


The Concrete Violence of History and the Apocalyptic Messianic Dwarf

Mike Grimshaw

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How does one think about violence, especially within a frame of political theology? One possibility is through the relationship of Jacob Taubes and Carl Schmitt, for within their discussions and ... More


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