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Jacob Taubes

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231154123

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001

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Four Passages from Letters of Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler

(p.25) Appendix
To Carl Schmitt

Jacob Taubes

Keith Tribe

Mike Grimshaw

Columbia University Press

This Appendix contains four short passages from letters sent by Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler, dated April 14, 1952; July 18, 1952; July 6, 1958; and August 14, 1958. The first passage sets the frame for what eventuates: Jacob Taubes's interaction with Schmitt is not only “astonishing,” it is also found to be very moving by those Schmitt shows it to. In the second passage, Schmitt mentions the letter of Taubes that he has shown to several people, all of whom were deeply moved by it, in particular by what it says of the condition of theology. In the third passage, Schmitt says he wants to see Mohler and meet Taubes in Paris. In the final passage, Schmitt agrees with Taubes's insight that today everything is theology, with the exception of what the theologians talk about.

Keywords:   letters, Carl Schmitt, Armin Mohler, Jacob Taubes, theology, Paris

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