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Name
  
Jacob Taubes

Role
  
Philosopher

Region
  
Western philosophy



Born
  
25 February 1923 (
1923-02-25
)
Vienna, Austria

Died
  
March 21, 1987, Berlin, Germany

Influenced
  
Books
  
The political theology of Paul, From Cult to Culture: Fragments Toward a Critique of Historical Reason

Influenced by
  
Carl Schmitt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber

Similar People
  
Carl Schmitt, Giorgio Agamben, Friedrich Nietzsche, Norbert Bolz, Charlotte Fonrobert

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Jacob Taubes (25 February 1923 – 21 March 1987) was a sociologist of religion, philosopher, and scholar of Judaism.

Taubes was born into an old rabbinical family. He was married to the writer Susan Taubes. He obtained his doctorate in 1947 for a thesis on "Occidental Eschatology" and initially taught religious studies and Jewish studies in the United States at Harvard, Columbia and Princeton University.

From 1965 he was professor of Jewish studies and hermeneutics at the Free University of Berlin. He has influenced many contemporary thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Susan Sontag, Avital Ronell, Marshall Berman, Babette Babich, Alaida and Jan Assman, Amos Funkenstein and Peter Sloterdijk.

Taubes' books include Occidental Eschatology [Stanford UP, 2009] and The Political Theology of Paul [Stanford UP, 2004].

References

Jacob Taubes Wikipedia