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Pauline Ugliness: Jacob Taubes and the Turn to Paul

Ole Jakob Løland


Paul has been rediscovered outside of the apostle’s traditional religious reading circles, particularly among radical leftist philosophers such as Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. This is the first book to historically and philosophically situate the forerunner of this recent philosophical turn to Paul, the Jewish rabbi and philosopher Jacob Taubes (1923–1987). Paul becomes an effective tool for Taubes to position himself within European philosophical debates of the twentieth century, a position he gains through Nietzsche’s polemical readings of the ancient apostle as well as t ... More

Keywords: Bible, epistles of Paul, Christianity and politics, continental philosophy, European intellectual history, historical criticism, modern Jewish thought, reception history, Taubes, Jacob

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823286553
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823286553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ole Jakob Løland, author
University of Oslo