Society for Continental Philosophy in a Jewish Context (CPJC)

Ninth Annual Meeting 

(held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of SPEP)

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

Lincoln Room

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Judaism and the Turn to Paul in Recent Continental Philosophy

Moderator: Oona Eisenstadt (Pomona College)

“The Inoperative Jew: Agamben’s Paul,” Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)

“Badiou, Girard, and the Pauline Event,” Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA) 

“Jacob Taubes and the Cultural Memory of Paul,” Martin Kavka (Florida State University)


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Text Discussion:
Jacob Taubes, “Israel as the Place of Revolution” and “The Worldly Sphere of Apocalypticism,” from Occidental Eschatology (1947)*

Discussion Moderator: Martin Kavka (Florida State University)

Everyone around the table is welcome to participate. Coffee and pastries will be provided.  

*“Israel als Ort der Revolution” and “Weltkreis der Apokalyptik” in Jacob Taubes, Abendländische Eschatologie (Bern: Francke, 1947; repr. Munich: Matthes & Seitz, 1991; new edition Munich: Matthes & Seitz, 2007).  Occidental Eschatology, trans. David Ratmoko (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2009)  

Stanford University Press has generously made available thirty advance copies of the excerpts to be discussed from the forthcoming Occidental Eschatology volume. For a copy by mail, please e-mail Martin Kavka ( with your mailing address.  Leftover copies will be made available at the meeting.  

Special Offer: Stanford University Press will give CPJC attendees 30% off the forthcoming book Occidental Eschatology! (Promotional Code to be communicated at the meeting)

Business Meeting Everyone who is or would like to be a member is welcome to attend our breakfast business meeting, Friday, October 30, at 8:00 a.m.  We will meet in the hotel restaurant.

updated October 13, 2009

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