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Walter Benjamin, Religion and Aesthetics

Rethinking Religion through the Arts

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Walter Benjamin, Religion and Aesthetics by S.Brent Plate
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Walter Benjamin, Religion, and Aesthetics is an innovative and creative attempt to unsettle and reconceive the key concepts of religious studies through a reading with, and against, Walter Benjamin. Constructing what he calls an "allegorical aesthetics," Plate sifts through Benjamin's writings showing how his concepts of art, allegory, and experience undo traditionally stabilizing religious concepts such as myth, symbol, memory, narrative, creation, and redemption.

Author Biography

S. Brent Plate is Assistant Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University has published widely on religion and visual culture, film, and aesthetics. His edited collections include the forthcoming Religion and World Cinema: Filmmaking, Mythmaking, Culture Making (2003) and Religion, Art, and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader (2002).
Release date NZ
November 18th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
5 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
192
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9780415969925
Product ID
1682791

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