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Religions 2019, 10(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010021

The Hyphen in the Theological-Political: Spinoza to Mendelssohn, Heine, and Derrida

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4, Canada
Received: 3 December 2018 / Revised: 27 December 2018 / Accepted: 28 December 2018 / Published: 29 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Modern Jewish Thought)
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Abstract

Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise introduced the unique catchphrase of the theological-political. While commanding popular currency, the full implications of the phrase is rarely considered in terms of modern Jewish thought. This paper examines how paying close attention to the hyphen helps us better understand the critical role of the hyphen in Spinoza and its significance for Mendelssohn, Heine, and Derrida’s critical agenda of rethinking the theological-political. View Full-Text
Keywords: hyphen; theological-political; Spinoza; Moses Mendelssohn; Heinrich Heine; Derrida hyphen; theological-political; Spinoza; Moses Mendelssohn; Heinrich Heine; Derrida
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Goetschel, W. The Hyphen in the Theological-Political: Spinoza to Mendelssohn, Heine, and Derrida. Religions 2019, 10, 21.

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