Heiser, "The American Empire Should Be Destroyed": Aleksandr Dugin and the Perils of Immanentized Eschatology (Malone, TX: Repristination
Press, 2014), pp.
The reexamination of the intensity of confessional subscription suggests that appealing to Article VI in the Formula of Concord as one's sole (!) authority is unwarranted and unhelpful since such simple repristination
naively assumes there is one unequivocal meaning to the words used in the Lutheran Confessions.
Additionally, Van Wieren is justly and incisively critical of the emphasis on repristination
(39) Browning's opening metaphor of ciphering--the baron welcomes "margin-space" left by others' poems in the inn album "Since I want space to do my cipher-work" (1.4, 9)--is a kind of answer as well to the repristination
of The Ring and the Book.
It is highly interesting that the question of Being has been resurrected and reformulated within continental philosophy, but not simply as a superficial repristination
. Instead, its re-emergence was the result of Heidegger's rethinking of the history of metaphysics and his overcoming of the philosophy of subjectivity.
We see how the tradition that we learned in our parish evolved over the course of the centuries and discover, sometimes to our chagrin, that our tradition, whatever else it may be, is not simply a repristination
in the twentieth century of the primitive apostolic faith." (31) When we are not clear about how we use the past, we become less clear about aspects of our present that a more honest assessment of the past might cause us to question.
But he was not interested in a repristination
of the whole Augustine, and he was no mere echo of Luther--or of Bucer either.
(9) Some in these traditions see themselves as connected with the church catholic through their Methodist and Anglican heritage; for others a restorationist ecclesiology leads them to see themselves as the authentic repristination
of the New Testament church.
To some this may seem mad, but perhaps it was "the most pleasant repristination
of juvenile agility" or what others might call a second chance.
Those who feel, by the use of such weighted words as "obscurantists," repristination
, snake handlers, bibliolatry, mechanical inspiration, and so forth, that they have adequately and finally disposed of the whole movement, are themselves hardly giving thereby evidence of real learning or competent scholarship.
of Aristotelian teleology may be within speaking distance of neo-Aristotelians like Martha Nussbaum, but it is not going to persuade the likes of Richard Rorty or Dworkin.
It enhances a spirit of repristination
: condemnation of contemporary perceptions, institutions and conduct, coupled with glorification of the past and endeavors to restore the ways of the supposedly "good old days." It derives its main support from the victims of suffering and deprivation, or those frustrated by an underdeveloped personality or unfulfilled aspirations.