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A Political Theology of the Empty Tomb

Christianity and the Return of the Sacred

Roberto Farneti

This article argues a case against the theory of the sacred put forward by the French anthropologist René Girard. In particular, Girard seems to have obliterated one of the tenets of Christian theology, namely, the doctrine of Christ's ascension, in accord with his critical reading of Paul's letter to the Hebrews, which contains a rare emphasis on Christ's departure from the world. This article adopts a 'neo-Hobbesian' perspective in understanding the return of the sacred and fosters a 'political theology of the empty tomb', where the doctrine of Christ's ascension is called upon to again play a major theological role as a workable antidote to the contemporary resurgence of the sacred.

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Gianfranco Brunelli

The Great Jubilee of the year 2000, with which the Catholic Church

symbolically celebrated the two thousandth anniversary of the

birth of Christ, began on 24 December 1999 and ended on 6 January

2001. An ailing but steady Pope, nearly hidden under a glittering,

iridescent cloak, and watched by thousands of millions the

world over, opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Peter on

Christmas Eve 1999 to welcome the Christian nation into the new

century and the new millennium. Satisfied and moved, he closed

the Holy Door on the day of Epiphany 2001.

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

Natural Rights and could be overridden by the mission of the Church to propagate the teachings of Christ. On the question of public sovereignty, Innocent IV determined infidels had the right to constitute their own governments, and rule themselves, but

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Cary J. Nederman

of Christ, no exercise of political jurisdiction by the great empires of the past (especially Rome) was legitimate. Instead, their rulers, on account of their infidelity, were by definition tyrants, because they did not and could not hold their

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Annabel Brett, Fabian Steininger, Tobias Adler-Bartels, Juan Pablo Scarfi, and Jan Surman

upon the pope as Christ's vicar on earth. “Faith” is precisely a Protestant, not a Catholic, answer. The same paradoxical Protestantism is true also of Palti's analysis of El Greco's masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz . Here, Palti is again

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Anthony Egan

. God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse . New York : Seven Stories Press . Žižek , S. and J. Milbank . 2011 . The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? Cambridge, MA : MIT Press .

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Wiping away the Tears of the Ocean


Mogobe Ramose

. Thus, to learn a language is at the same time to assimilate, critically or not, the epistemological paradigm borne by the language. The Negro used also the epistemological paradigm of the slave master – for example, the appropriation of Jesus Christ

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

sure we’re doing a good job and open the opportunity to rotate elites. Christ! We’re now confronted with the opposite and fervent problem, which I try to capture with the concept of clamor, resonance, and turbulence. I do this because this too is going

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

, 2005). The most sensitive and advanced article on this is from an art-historical perspective: Elina Gertsman, “Multiple Impressions: Christ in the Winepress and the Semiotics of the Printed Image,” Art History 36, no. 2 (2014): 310–337, doi:10

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Nationalism and Internationalism Reconciled

British Concepts for a New World Order during and after the World Wars

Antero Holmila and Pasi Ihalainen

, how would the ambitious ideals of the League do it? 28 A humorous parallel between Christ or Moses and Wilson was circulating in 1919, reflecting annoyance caused by Wilson’s arrogance. 29 Seddon now suggested that the League enthusiasts, Seddon now