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Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

Gods looking down at a dragon
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm
History Faculty, George Street, 41-47 George St, Oxford OX1 2BE
Lecture Theatre


The 'Crisis, extremes and Apocalypse' research network at TORCH is delighted to host a workshop on 'Crises of Meaning and Political Theology' on the afternoon of 6 June.


Speakers will include:

Martin Ruehl (Cambridge), "Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology"

Amir Engel (Hebrew University), "On Real and Imagined Catastrophes: Gershom Scholem's Sabbatinism."

Julia Ng (Goldsmith's), "Surrealism’s Political-Theological Afterlife: Benjamin—Blumenberg—Taubes."

Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), ''Rescue in the Face of Danger: Benjamin, Goethe, Sebald''

Hjalmar Falk (Oxford/Gothenburg), "The Modern Epimetheus. Carl Schmitt's Marian Katechontism"

Jean-Claude Monond (ENS), '"Progress, Providence, eschaton: Löwith, Blumenberg, and after"

All are welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. For information, please contact Audrey Borowski at

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