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Review Of Lisa Sideris, _Consecrating Science_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2018

Review Of Lisa Sideris, _Consecrating Science_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Science, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2017

Science, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Queer Enfleshment, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2017

Queer Enfleshment, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


The Matter With Pantheism: On Shepherds And Goat-Gods And Mountains And Monsters, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2017

The Matter With Pantheism: On Shepherds And Goat-Gods And Mountains And Monsters, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Lost Expectations: On Derrida's Abraham, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2017

Lost Expectations: On Derrida's Abraham, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein


This chapter undertakes a critical analysis of Jacques Derrida’s reading of Fear and Trembling (Frygt og Bæven) in The Gift of Death (Donner la mort). In a gesture that might be called a faithful betrayal, Derrida seeks in this text to “go further” than de Silentio, pushing Abraham’s singular near-sacrifice of Isaac into “the most common” experience of decision, his absolute relation to the Absolute into every relation to any other. Composed largely of anonymous fragments, the essay at hand evaluates the theo-ethico-political stakes of this deconstruction, seeking to re-read Derrida’s tout autre in light of the ...


Transcendence Of Trauma.Pdf, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2017

Transcendence Of Trauma.Pdf, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Review Of Catherine Keller, _Could Of The Impossible_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2016

Review Of Catherine Keller, _Could Of The Impossible_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Tangled Matters (With Catherine Keller), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2016

Introduction: Tangled Matters (With Catherine Keller), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer Sep 2015

Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Review Of Karmen Mackendrick, Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions, Journal Of Religion 95:2 (267-9), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Mar 2015

Review Of Karmen Mackendrick, Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions, Journal Of Religion 95:2 (267-9), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


End Without End: Cosmology And Infinity In Nicholas Of Cusa, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2014

End Without End: Cosmology And Infinity In Nicholas Of Cusa, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Patrick Blanchfield Oct 2014

Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Patrick Blanchfield

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Polydox Reflections, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Kathryn Tanner Jul 2014

Polydox Reflections, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Kathryn Tanner

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Introducing Polydoxy, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Jun 2014

Introducing Polydoxy, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Introduction to _Polydox Reflections_, co-edited with Kathryn Tanner


The Multiverse In A Flat Circle: Review Of Worlds Without End, Jared Keller May 2014

The Multiverse In A Flat Circle: Review Of Worlds Without End, Jared Keller

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Mary-Jane Rubenstein Dec 2013

Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Worlds without End explores the recent proliferation of "multiverse" cosmologies, which imagine our universe as just one of a vast, even infinite, number of others. While this idea has been the stuff of philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now under consideration as a scientific hypothesis, with wildly different models emerging from the fields of cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with the Atomistic and Stoic philosophies of ancient Greece, this book assembles a genealogy of the multiverse, seeking to map contemporary models in relation to their forerunners, and to ask why the proposition has become such ...


Myth And Modern Physics: On The Power Of Nothing, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2013

Myth And Modern Physics: On The Power Of Nothing, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


All Coherence Gone, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Feb 2013

All Coherence Gone, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Cosmic Singularities: On The Nothing And The Sovereign, Mary-Jane Rubenstein May 2012

Cosmic Singularities: On The Nothing And The Sovereign, Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Until very recently, the creation myth of secular modernity has been the hot big bang hypothesis: the explosion of our single universe out of a single point. Physicists concede that in its traditional form, this story performs an uncanny recapitulation of Christian creation theology: the universe bursts forth suddenly, in a flood of light, out of nothing. As many contemporary thinkers have argued, however, the “nothing” of Christian orthodoxy is neither scripturally nor doctrinally self-evident; rather, it is the product of ontopolitical efforts to secure the sovereignty of God. This article traces the twinned concepts of sovereignty and nothingness through ...


The Fire Each Time: Dark Energy And The Breath Of Creation, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2011

The Fire Each Time: Dark Energy And The Breath Of Creation, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


The Lure Of Pan(En)Theism: Difference And Desire In _Divine Enticement_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2011

The Lure Of Pan(En)Theism: Difference And Desire In _Divine Enticement_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

This response to Karmen MacKendrick’s work follows the thematic trail of desire through Divine Enticement (2012), seeking to clarify the relationship in MacKendrick’s work between God and creation. While MacKendrick expresses an initial desire for an "immanent divine," especially in relation to the work of St. Augustine, she later feels more drawn to "a world that in its beauty calls out the name of its creator" than to a world "in which the creator is simply present." This brief engagement explores MacKendrick’s logic of seduction in relation to the panentheist and pantheist theologies of Cusa and Bruno ...


Heidegger's Caves: On Dwelling In Wonder, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2011

Heidegger's Caves: On Dwelling In Wonder, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


The Rebirth Of The Death Of God: Radical Theology Politicized, Political Theology Radicalized, And Radical Politics Theologized In The Work Of Clayton Crockett And Jeffrey Robbins, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2011

The Rebirth Of The Death Of God: Radical Theology Politicized, Political Theology Radicalized, And Radical Politics Theologized In The Work Of Clayton Crockett And Jeffrey Robbins, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

This article offers a critical reflection on the mutually resonant recent works of Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey Robbins, both of whom expose “radical the- ology” as insufficiently political, “political theology” as insufficiently radi- cal, and “radical politics” as insufficiently attuned to theology. In light of these shortcomings, they offer a radical political theology as a “necessary supplement” to the project of radical democracy—which is to say a politics of, by, and for “the multitude.” This article tracks the shifting and occasion- ally conflicting contours of this radically democratic theology.


The Twilight Of The Doxai: Or, How To Philosophize With A Whac-A-Mole(Tm) Mallet, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2011

The Twilight Of The Doxai: Or, How To Philosophize With A Whac-A-Mole(Tm) Mallet, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

This article evaluates the hermeneutic value of the category of belief from the perspective of a broadly “continental” philosophy of religion. From Socrates’s dismantling of his interlocutors’ doxai to Pseudo-Dionysius’s un-saying of the divine names to Kierkegaard’s noetic divestment to Derrida’s aporetic genealogies, it argues that “belief ” is the target, rather than the telos, of philo- sophic scrutiny. For the authors engaged here, beliefs are phantasms—uninterrogated positions that uphold a kind of routine political, psychological, or theological order—whose unraveling opens the possibility of difference, and thus of thinking itself.


Review Of Joy (Ed.) _Continental Philosophy And Philosophy Of Religion_ And Kearney, _Anatheism_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2010

Review Of Joy (Ed.) _Continental Philosophy And Philosophy Of Religion_ And Kearney, _Anatheism_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Jonathan Malesic, Review Of _Strange Wonder_ In _The Journal Of The American Academy Of Religion_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2009

Jonathan Malesic, Review Of _Strange Wonder_ In _The Journal Of The American Academy Of Religion_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Review Of Papanikolaou And Demacopoulos (Eds), _Orthodox Readings Of Augustine_ (St. Vladimir's, 2008), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2009

Review Of Papanikolaou And Demacopoulos (Eds), _Orthodox Readings Of Augustine_ (St. Vladimir's, 2008), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Capital Shares: The Way Back Into The With Of Christianity, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2009

Capital Shares: The Way Back Into The With Of Christianity, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Review Of Julia Kristeva, _This Incredible Need To Believe_ (Columbia, 2009), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2009

Review Of Julia Kristeva, _This Incredible Need To Believe_ (Columbia, 2009), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Undone By Each Other: Interrupted Sovereignty In Augustine's Confessions, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2009

Undone By Each Other: Interrupted Sovereignty In Augustine's Confessions, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.