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By Judith Butler, Denis Guenoun, Ann Smock, William Smock

Denis Guénoun's father was once an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and respected the rules of the French Revolution. He taught technology in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist get together. He not often fought on a successful part, yet his trust within the universal pursuits of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, name out to us from the ruins.

In international battle II, he was once drafted to guard Vichy France's colonies within the center East. while, Vichy barred him and his spouse from instructing tuition simply because they have been Jewish. whilst the British conquered Syria he was once despatched domestic to Oran. In 1943, after the Allies captured Algeria, he joined the unfastened French military and fought in Europe. After the struggle, either mom and dad went again to instructing, doing their most sensible to reconcile militant unionism and clandestine occasion job with the calls for of training and kinfolk. The Guénouns had no real interest in Israel. They thought of themselves at domestic in Algeria. From 1958 onward, Guénoun supported Algerian independence, outraging his French pals. Expelled from Algeria through the French paramilitary company Armée Secrète, he spent his final years in Marseille.

This publication movingly recreates the efforts of a grown-up son, Denis Guénoun, to appreciate what occurred in his early life. Gracefully weaving jointly younger thoughts with learn into his father's existence and occasions, this memoir confounds the differences — ethnic, nationwide, and political — that will in a different way clarify or justify clash. Who belongs the place? who's one's common enemy? considerably opposed to any kind of racism, Guénoun's father believed Jews and Arabs have been certain by means of an actual fraternity and will simply observe a loose destiny jointly. He referred to as himself a Semite, a notice that united Jewish and Arab worlds and most sensible mirrored a shared starting place.

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Es sieht eher so aus, als ob an diesen Stellen Ignatius, wie auch sonst gelegentlich, paulinische Terminologie auf eine neue Art benutzt habe. Daß Ignatius »in Gefahr« war, in der Arena nervlich nicht durchzuhalten, ist auch si67 Vgl. : Free Press, 1956) 87-110. 3. Historische und soziale Umstände 43 eher richtig (vgl. 2). Doch scheint das nur ein Zeichen seiner tieferen inneren Unruhe gewesen zu sein. Schlier6 8 war der Ansicht, Ignatius betrachte seine •Fesseln« als Symbole für die Fesselung an die Materie.

Denn sein Lob der römischen Christen ist darum überschwenglich, und er erwartet deshalb viel von ihnen, weil sie das letzte Glied in einer Kette von Gemeinden bilden, die seinem Martyrium Bedeutung verleihen sollen (s. ). Man darf also sagen, daß Ignatius' negative Beurteilung der Hauptstadt ein positives Bild der weltweiten Kirche erzeugt. 4. Religiöse und geistige Umwelt Ich habe die geschichtlichen und sozialen Zusammenhänge der Ignatiusbriefe hier so ausführlich dargelegt, weil ich meine, daß viele Auslegungsschwierigkeiten veranschaulicht werden, wenn man das in den Briefen wiedergegebene Wechselspiel zwischen Leben und Gedanken beachtet.

16 Die mittlere Rezension (der von U ssher entdeckte Text) ist auf griechisch erhalten, und zwar in einem einzigen Manuskript des 11. Jahrhunderts ( Cod. l7 Es fehlt darin der Römerbrief, der irgendwann abgetrennt und einem Bericht über des Martyrium des lgnatius angefügt worden war (der griechische Text ist im Cod. 19 Etliche wichtige Übersetzungen der mittleren Rezension sind aufgefunden worden: lateinisch20, syrisch (drei Gruppen von Fragmenten sind bekannt)21, armenisch (der syrischen nahestehend)22, arabisch (ebenfalls der syrischen naheste- 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Fairyvon Lilienfeld, •Zur syrischen Kurzrezension der Ignatianen: Von Paulus zur Spiritualität des Mönchstums der Wüste«, Studia Patristica VII (fU 92; Berlin: AkademieVerlag, 1966} 233-47.

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