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The Resource In the shadow of Mount Sinai : a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban

In the shadow of Mount Sinai : a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban

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In the shadow of Mount Sinai : a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership
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In the shadow of Mount Sinai
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a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership
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Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban
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  • ger
  • eng
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In this short book Peter Sloterdijk clarifies his views on religion and its role in pre-modern and modern societies. He begins by returning to the Mount Sinai episode in the Book of Exodus, where he identifies the emergence of what he calls the Sinai Schemaï. At the core of monotheism is the logic of belonging to a community of confession, of being a true believer - this is what Sloterdijk calls the Sinai Schema. To be a member of a people means that you submit to the beliefs of the community just as you submit to its language. Monotheism is predicated on the logic of one God who demands your utmost loyalty. Hence at the core of monotheism is also the fear of apotheosis, of heresy, of heterodoxy. So monotheism is associated first and foremost with a certain kind of internal violence namely, a violence against those who violate their membership through a break in loyalty and trust. On the basis of this analysis of the inner logic of monotheism, Sloterdijk retraces its historical legacy and shows how this account enables us to understand why we react so nervously today to all forms of fundamentalism - whether that of radical Islamists, the Catholic Pius Brotherhood or evangelical sects in the USA.--
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1947-
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Sloterdijk, Peter
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index present
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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Hoban, Wieland
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  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Anger
  • Philosophical anthropology
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In the shadow of Mount Sinai : a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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Contents
Narrowing the battle zone -- On the Genesis of peoples in general -- The Sinai schema : integral swearing-in -- Phobocracy : on the proliferation of the principle of total membership -- Metamorphoses of membership
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FIEb17770646
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20 cm.
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English edition.
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v, 71 pages
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9780745699240
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)931813642
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In the shadow of Mount Sinai : a footnote on the origins and changing forms of total membership, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Narrowing the battle zone -- On the Genesis of peoples in general -- The Sinai schema : integral swearing-in -- Phobocracy : on the proliferation of the principle of total membership -- Metamorphoses of membership
Control code
FIEb17770646
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
v, 71 pages
Isbn
9780745699240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931813642

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