The Resource The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima : Apocalypse or Utopia?, Darrell J. Fasching

The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima : Apocalypse or Utopia?, Darrell J. Fasching

The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima : Apocalypse or Utopia?
The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima
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Apocalypse or Utopia?
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Darrell J. Fasching
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The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima : Apocalypse or Utopia?, Darrell J. Fasching
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Prologue: The Challenge of Babel -- From Alienation to Ethics After Auschwitz and Hiroshima -- pt. I. The Promise of Utopia and the Threat of Apocalypse. 1. Technology and the Dialectics of Apocalypse and Utopia. The Coming of the Millennium. Language, Technique, and the Utopianism of the Body. The Technological City as Utopian Horizon of the Body-Self. The Apocalyptic Deformation of Utopianism: Procrustean and Protean Distortions. Doubt and Utopian Transcendence. The Dialectics of Apocalypse and Utopia. 2. The Narrative Ambivalence of a Technological Civilization: Apocalypse or Utopia? Technopolis: The Secular City as Utopian. Auschwitz: The Secular City as Apocalyptic. Technopolis: The Sacralization of the Secular City. From Auschwitz to Hiroshima: Technopolis and the Abyss of the Demonic. 3. From Auschwitz to Hiroshima: The Apocalyptic Dark Night. Doubling and the Demonic Narrative of Auschwitz: Killing in Order to Heal. From Auschwitz to Hiroshima: The Demonic Inversion of the Narrative Traditions of the Holy -- East and West. From Trinity to the Bhagavad Gita: Wounding in Order to Heal, Slaying to Make Alive. The Apocalyptic Dark Night and the MAD-ness of Planetary Suicide -- pt. II. After Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Utopian Ethics for an Apocalyptic Age. 4. The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima to Technological Utopianism. Ethics: From Sacred Narratives to Utopian Critique. Theology of Culture as the Utopian Critique of Technical Civilization. The Dialectics of the Critique of Culture: From the Sacred and Profane to the Holy and Secular. The Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima: From Sacred Morality to Alienation and Ethics. 5. Utopian Ethics: From Human Dignity to Human Rights and Human Liberation. The Utopianism of Job: From the Ethics of Obedience to the Ethics of Audacity. Secular Holiness in Defense of Human Dignity: The Commanding Voice from Auschwitz and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The Convergence of Utopian Narratives: From Abraham and Siddhartha to Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. 6. Beyond Technopolis: The Utopian Promise of Babel. The Linguistic and Narrative Poverty of Secularism. Welcoming the Stranger as the Utopian Norm of Secular Reason. Technobureaucratic Rationality and the "Myth" of Human Rights. From Narrative Diversity to the Utopian Promise of Babel. 7. A Utopian Vision: Narrative Ethics in a MAD World. Beyond the Naked Public Square. The Utopian Quest in an Age of Apocalyptic Darkness. Utopian Technopoesis and the Limits of Political Realism. From Apocalyptic MAD-ness to Utopian Madness: Public Policy Ethics as Critique of the Narrative Imagination. Epilogue: The Secular University, Religious Studies, and Theological Ethics After Auschwitz and Hiroshima -- Appendix: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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