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Catastrophic scenarios control our contemporary mindset. Catastrophic events and predictions have spurred new interest in re-examining the history of earlier disasters and the social and conceptual resources they have mobilized. The essays gathered in this volume reconsider the history and theory of different catastrophes and their aftermath.A History and Theory of an Operative Concept Nitzan Lebovic, Andreas Killen ... of life is correlated withthe inabilitytoinfer a grand narrative from history, the former claim is notgroundedin the latter. ... or nonscholars toengage in whatis nowbeing called a€œvirtual historya€307 or toengage create novel conceptual maps of ... While a thorough tracing ofcatastrophe through the Jewishphilosophicaltheological tradition istoo broadforasingle essay, in thepages thatfollowIwantto highlight threeanbsp;...

Author:Nitzan Lebovic, Andreas Killen
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2014-07-28


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