Badiou writes about the virtue of courage: 

“The virtue of courage constructs itself through the endurance within the impossible; time is its raw material.  What takes courage is to operate in terms of a different duree to that imposed by the law of the world.  The point we are making must be one that can connect to another order of time” (“The Communist Hypothesis”).  

Where Badiou takes leave (seemingly speaking of time as pure chronos?), Neil Elliot in his “Ideological Closure in the Christ-Event” from Paul, Philosophy And The Theopolitical Vision, takes this a step further: 

“The proclamation of resurrection, the concept of resurrection, makes sense – it has meaning – only within a symbolic context, what many of us would call a mythological context, that points inexorably forward to a consummation of history that Paul, for one, considered absolutely real” (146). 

No bare time; no general sense of duration, but time as apocalyptic in which virtue, fitting of revolutionary politics, can truly operate.

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