Arguing that the importance of painting and other visual art for Benjamin's epistemology has yet to be appreciated, Weigel undertakes the first systematic analysis of their significance to his thought. She does so by exploring Benjamin's dialectics of secularization, an approach that allows Benjamin to explore the simultaneous distance from and orientation towards revelation and to deal with the difference and tensions between religious and profane ideas. In the process, Weigel identifies the double reference of'life' to both nature and to a'supernatural' sphere as a guiding concept of Benjamin's writings.
Sensitive to the notorious difficulty of translating his language, she underscores just how much is lost in translation, particularly with regard to religious connotations. The book thus positions Benjamin with respect to the other European thinkers at the heart of current discussions of sovereignty and martyrdom, of holy and creaturely life. The item "Walter Benjamin Images, the Creaturely, and the Holy Cultural Memory in the" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Non-Fiction". The seller is "loveourprices2" and is located in Gloucester.
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