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Unconditional Responsibility in the Face of Disastrous Violence

Thoughts on religio and the History of Human Mortality

Burkhard Liebsch

pólemos as warfare against external enemies. Both were aware, however, how easily conflict can breed stásis which in turn may eventually bring on pólemos by way of escalation of conflict beyond a mere life of discord. Thus, a point can be reached where reconciliation between conflicting parties via

From the Unconditioned to Unconditional Claims

Violence, Radical Theology, and Crisis

Jason W. Alvis and Jeffrey W. Robbins

Unconditioned, violence, unconditional claims – all were essential to a figure who had a major impact on Altizer – Paul Tillich. Tillich, whose theologies of both conditioned things (his contemporary culture) and unconditioned ones (God, divinity) culminated into an uneasy reconciliation in his cultural

Double Hospitality

Between Word and Touch

Richard Kearney

—turning his fratricidal conflict with Esau into an embrace of reconciliation the next day. Or think of the healing hands of Christ, touching the blind and sick, the lepers and lost ones, giving life back to the dead. Other examples of healing touch are scattered throughout wisdom literature, from Euryclea

Irresponsibility and the Eternal Return of Religion

A Review of Religion in Contemporary European Cinema: the Postsecular Constellation

William J. Hendel

Costica Bradatan and Camil Ungureanu, Religion in Contemporary European Cinema: The Postsecular Constellation , New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017, 226 pages. Art, of any variety, cannot hope to escape the religious. Transcendence, reconciliation, conversion, sin, guilt, sacrifice

John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Brian W. Becker and Matthew Clemente

and body that teaches how to incarnate the impossible possibility of reconciliation and forgiveness with the stranger. Our final essay is by Emmanuel Falque, who embodies a new generation of French phenomenologists seeking both to further the work of the original figures of the ‘theological turn

Christopher Yates

beneath even “primal indifference” into what only the “ magical ” quality of an artwork could show in its performance of struggle and reconciliation (125). Second, Nietzsche supplements what had been Schelling’s treatment of freedom and necessity by locating the very sources of contradiction in the image

Musical “Covers” and the Culture Industry

From Antiquity to the Age of Digital Reproducibility

Babette Babich

, 36 as he likewise ends with an elaboration of this spirit of reconciliation, i.e., Beethoven’s Ninth , as invoking a transfigured time-space, “a region in whose joyous chords dissonance as well as the terrible image of the world fade away charmingly; both play with the sting [ Stachel ] of