Available now, Andrew Benjamin’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, online in advance of paper edition.
Andrew Benjamin – ‘Listening to God and the Founding of the Law: Notes on Exodus 32.19–20’ (Originally published online: 11 November 2019).
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to contribute to the development of a political theology that take both God and law as central. Rather than operate abstractly, the paper works closely on passages from Exodus and Genesis that are themselves linked directly to what is at stake in “listening to God”. The transformation of the immediacy of listening to the necessarily mediated response to the law is the move that the passages from the Torah entail. Within that setting, listening breaks the hold of immediacy and thus the possibility of any immediacy of reception. What is opened as a result, the argument continues, is an importantly different hermeneutic register and philosophical anthropology.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1687976
Andrew Benjamin, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Clayton VIC, Australia; School of Architecture, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo NSW, Australia
Accessing the JBSP Online: The online version of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology publishes articles in advance of the paper edition. Articles can be accessed via our publisher’s website: JBSP at Taylor & Francis Online. Access to the JBSP is free to all members of the society, who also receive the quarterly paper copy of the journal as part of their subscription. You can find out more about becoming a member and supporting the BSP on the membership webpage. If you are not a member of the BSP, you can purchase articles from the site, or log in using institutional or personal access via Shibboleth and OpenAthens.