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Christo-FictionThe Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem$
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François Laruelle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167246

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.001.0001

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Construction and Functioning of the Christic Matrix

Construction and Functioning of the Christic Matrix

(p.83) Four Construction and Functioning of the Christic Matrix

François Laruelle

, Robin Mackay
Columbia University Press

This chapter examines the construction and functioning of the christic matrix, the quantum-and-generic device that represents in vector form the possible “states” of Christ (called “Christ-in-person” to distinguish him from Jesus). The matrix uses means taken from quantum theory and from theology, but it is not a simple exporting or transfer of algebraic technique or of theological conceptuality. Certainly what is specific about it, and what will distinguish it from old uses of the concept, are this algebra and this geometry of the imaginary that it borrows from quantum physics along with its most general broad principles: superposition, noncommutativity, indetermination, and wave/particle complementarity. As to the functioning of the matrix, the messianic-factor is in general the factor of underdetermination. The chapter also considers the Principle of Sufficient Theology, the unilateral complementarity of Christ, and “Christ” as quantum vectoriellity before discussing four categories of vectoriellity: messianity, faith, fidelity, and belief. It also explores the state vector of Christ and its constitution, the unilateral dualities of vectoriellity, and repetition of the messianic wave function.

Keywords:   christic matrix, Christ, theology, messianic-factor, Principle of Sufficient Theology, unilateral complementarity, vectoriellity, messianity, faith, messianic wave

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