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Faith in the World

Post-Secular Readings of Hannah Arendt

Explores the relationship between Hannah Arendt’s thought and theology.

This volume is a manifold approach to a less evident and much-neglected undercurrent in the work of Hannah Arendt, namely her ambiguous relation to the Judeo-Christian religious heritage. It contains discussions about strictly theological motives—like salvation or original sin—but it also explores topics such as forgiveness, love, natality, and the world within the religious aura.
 


 

251 pages | 6 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9

Jewish Studies

Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Editorial Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Faith in the World or: The Philosophical Contraband of a Hidden
Spiritual Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
An Introduction by Rafael Zawisza and Ludger Hagedorn

Part I: Two Faces of Earthly Love

Traces and Transitions to Hannah Arendt’s Unwritten Book on Love . . 37
Sigrid Weigel

Amor Mundi: The Marrano Background of Hannah Arendt’s Love for the
World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Agata Bielik-Robson

Part II: Encounters With Theology

Between Adamite Dreams and Original Sin: Hannah Arendt’s Cryptic
Heterodoxy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Rafael Zawisza

Hannah Arendt’s Debt to Rudolf Bultmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Jim Josefson

Part III: Final Destination Secularity

Hannah Arendt and Michael Walzer on the Exodus: Politics in the
Hebrew Bible? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Martine Leibovici

The Promise Inherent in Natality: Performance and Invocation . . . . . . . 151
Christina Schües

Part IV: Politics Without the Absolute
Actions That Deserve to Be Remembered: Transcendence and
Immortality in a Secular World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Roger Berkowitz

Absolute Goodness, the Banality of Evil, and the Wickedness Beyond
Vice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Milan Hanyš

A Jurisprudence of Neglect: Arendt, Ambedkar, and the Logic of Political
Cruelty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Aishwary Kumar

Epilogue: Abraham’s Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Vivian Liska

Biographical Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245

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