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Revista Pilquen

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NAISHTAT, Francisco. Walter Benjamin y sus usos profanos de la teología. Rev. Pilquen. secc. cienc. soc. [online]. 2016, vol.19, n.2, pp.67-74. ISSN 1851-3123.

Invisible, but simultaneously impregnating and irreducible to an ultimate doctrine, essence or principle, theology in Benjamin takes at the same time the place of philosophical use, of methodological cunning or Metis, and of the deep grammar of Benjaminian language, played out in the various levels of the corpus, specifically: anthropology of experience, philosophy of language and politics of history. If theology in Benjamin can neither be seen as a thematic purpose in the corpus, nor deciphered as an interpretation, as it would happen in the view of a theological hermeneutics of Benjamin's writings, it should rather be exscripted, through its contextual use, since messianism and theology in Benjamin only define uses and profane thoughts whose impact is similar to the one of allegory, productive parables, and images of thought.

Keywords : Benjamin; Theology; Anthropology of experience; Philosophy of language; Politics of history.

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