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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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Messianity and Fidelity

Messianity and Fidelity

The Faithful of-the-Last-Instance

(p.233) Thirteen Messianity and Fidelity

François Laruelle

, Robin Mackay
Columbia University Press

This chapter examines the notion that Christ gives himself as the Last Instance of human history or as the prior-to-first Messiah. The fusion of the quantum principles and the subject, that which we also call Christ as ultimatum, eschaton, or Last-Instance, is a phenomenon conceivable in a rigorous rather than miraculous manner or in the manner of a divine creation. Ultimation is the fusion, or the unified theory, the constitution of the Last Instance as superposition. Between science as Christ and philosophy, between the flux of messianity and the individual that it draws-under to the hell of the world and transforms into one of the faithful, the “subject” is an ambiguous notion that has many aspects or passes through various phases. This chapter considers the unilateral complementarity of subjects, cloning as the passage of subjects from the image of God to that of Christ, how the faithful fulfill generic messianity without bringing it to a close, apophasis and cataphasis, and the faithful of-Last-Instance.

Keywords:   faithful, Christ, Last Instance, Messiah, messianity, unilateral complementarity, God, apophasis, cataphasis, faithful of-Last-Instance

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