Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

The Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse research network at TORCH is delighted to host a workshop on ‘Crises of Meaning and Political Theology’ on the afternoon of 6 June.

Speakers will include:

  • Martin Ruehl (Cambridge), Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology
  • Amir Engel (Hebrew University), On Real and Imagined Catastrophes: Gershom Scholem’s Sabbatinism.
  • Julia Ng (Goldsmith’s), Surrealism’s Political-Theological Afterlife: Benjamin—Blumenberg—Taubes.
  • Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), Rescue in the Face of Danger: Benjamin, Goethe, Sebald
  • Hjalmar Falk (Oxford/Gothenburg), The Modern Epimetheus. Carl Schmitt’s Marian Katechontism
  • Jean-Claude Monond (ENS), Progress, Providence, eschaton: Löwith, Blumenberg, and after

All are welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. For information, please contact Audrey Borowski at

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