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Article: The Johannine Christianity of Albert Camus

TitleThe Johannine Christianity of Albert Camus
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/14735784.asp
Citation
Culture, Theory And Critique, 2011, v. 52 n. 2-3, p. 145-161 How to Cite?
AbstractTaking its cue from the rather strange book by the Protestant Minister Mumma Albert Camus and the Minister, which claims that shortly before he died Camus wished to be baptised, this paper reopens the case of Camus and Christianity. All Camus' public pronouncements on Christianity indicate he had more differences with Christians than common interests - although there had always been Christians who saw a fellow spirit in Camus, not least in his depiction of Christian fanatics. Moreover, Camus himself insisted upon the need for a pagan revival, and he tended to represent Christians, along with Marxists, as metaphysically obsessed with the future at the expense of life here and now. This paper argues that Camus' representation of paganism was more mythic than real, and that his writing is far more in keeping with what the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig, picking up on Schelling's term, called Johannine Christianity. Such a form of Christianity, whose founding father is Goethe, is a post-Protestant, 'wall-less', non-institutional, symbol-less faith in hope that remains true to the command to love the neighbour. © 2011 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163652
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.129
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dc.description.abstractTaking its cue from the rather strange book by the Protestant Minister Mumma Albert Camus and the Minister, which claims that shortly before he died Camus wished to be baptised, this paper reopens the case of Camus and Christianity. All Camus' public pronouncements on Christianity indicate he had more differences with Christians than common interests - although there had always been Christians who saw a fellow spirit in Camus, not least in his depiction of Christian fanatics. Moreover, Camus himself insisted upon the need for a pagan revival, and he tended to represent Christians, along with Marxists, as metaphysically obsessed with the future at the expense of life here and now. This paper argues that Camus' representation of paganism was more mythic than real, and that his writing is far more in keeping with what the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig, picking up on Schelling's term, called Johannine Christianity. Such a form of Christianity, whose founding father is Goethe, is a post-Protestant, 'wall-less', non-institutional, symbol-less faith in hope that remains true to the command to love the neighbour. © 2011 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.en_HK
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