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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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The Science of the Cross

The Science of the Cross

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(p.189) Eleven The Science of the Cross
Source:
Christo-Fiction
Author(s):

François Laruelle

, Robin Mackay
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.003.0011

This chapter deals with the science of the Cross, where many mysteries are condensed and some are easily dissipated. It begins by addressing the Resurrection of Christ and his Christian inversion before turning to a discussion of the “folly of the Cross” in relation to the generic matrix. It then argues that the Cross is a question of a double death—the death of God through the death of the singular individual Jesus; and on the other hand we do not separate as two historical sequences the Crucifixion, leading to the Tomb, and what is usually called the Resurrection or the “rising” of the Son to the Father, the Ascension. It also considers the historical determinism of theology and how it transforms the sacrifice of Christ into a “first cause” of the Christianity of the Church. Finally, it examines the quantum theory of the Cross, messianity as the real content of the Crucifixion, and Christ as last instance and universion of the course of history.

Keywords:   science, Cross, Resurrection, Christ, inversion, Crucifixion, Ascension, Christianity, quantum theory, messianity

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