The Political Theology of Paul

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Dezember 2003



This highly original interpretation of Paul by the Jewish philosopher of religion Jacob Taubes was presented in a number of lectures held in Heidelberg toward the end of his life, and was regarded by him as his "spiritual testament." Taubes engages with classic Paul commentators, including Karl Barth, but also situates the Pauline text in the context of Freud, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno, Scholem, and Rosenzweig.


The late Jacob Taubes held the chair in Hermeneutics at the Free University of Berlin. In the U.S., he taught as a visiting professor at Harvard. Taubes apparently published little during his lifetime, but had a very great influence as a teacher. In addition to the present posthumous volume, the Assmanns and others have edited a collection of his writings from 1953-1983 entitled "Vom Kult zur Kultur: Bausteine zu einer Kritik der historischen Vernunft"; two volumes of his works are currently coming out from Suhrkamp. This would be his first book to be translated into English. Aleida Assmann is Professor of English Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Konstanz. Jan Assmann is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg. "Moses the Egyptian: An Essay in Mnemohistory" (Harvard, 1997) and "Re and Amun: The Crisis of Polytheism in New Kingdom Egypt" (Routledge, Chapman, & Hall, 1995) are his books to appear in English.
EAN: 9780804733458
ISBN: 0804733457
Untertitel: 'Cultural Memory in the Present Series'. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Stanford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Dana Hollander
Format: kartoniert
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