Jacob Taubes: (Austrian/German, 1923–1987)

Bruce Rosenstock

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This chapter traces Taubes’s covenantal apocalypticism from Occidental Eschatology to The Political Theology of Paul—the two books which beginning readers of Taubes should focus upon. Taubes’s writings present and enact the memory of apocalypticism as the memory of the covenant. The historic figures he deals with in his works—St. Paul, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Marx, Freud, Barth, and Schmitt—are the enemy brothers in the struggle with whom Taubes finds a way to live in the presence of God.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology
EditorsChristopher D. Rodkey, Jordan E. Miller
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96595-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96594-9
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Publication series

NameRadical Theologies and Philosophies


  • Taubes
  • Revolutionary
  • Revolution
  • Redemption
  • Love
  • Brothers
  • Enemy


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