THE IDEA OF HISTORICAL (IN)JUSTICE AND THE APOCALYPTIC TRADITION:

Summary

THE IDEA OF HISTORICAL (IN)JUSTICE AND THE APOCALYPTIC TRADITION:
The Armenian discursive constructions from past to present
Naira Zh. Mkrtchyan
Key words
– historical (in)justice, discourse, apocalyptic es-chatology, time, event, truth, delusion, the nodal point
There are close interconnections between the Jewish-Christian understand-ing of history, apocalyptic tradition based on the procedures of distinctions between truth/delusion, good/evil, friend/enemy, justice/injustice and the idea of historical (in)justice. The concept of ‘justice means to give each his due’ is at the foundations of the idea of historical (in)justice. It is enormously important with regard to the present predominant public discourse in Armenia and its practical implications as the idea of historical (in)justice plays the role of a nodal point in that discourse. As a nodal point it partially and temporarily fixes the meanings of all so-called floating signifiers-security, democracy, social jus-tice et c. Depending on that fixations and actual meanings social reality is not only represented in a certain way but also provides an amplitude of social op-portunities and restrictions.

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