2. Introduction: Benjamin's Aura
Critical Theory and Early Christianity - Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler - Matthew G. Whitlock
Matthew G. Whitlock [+]
This chapter includes (1) a brief biography of Walter Benjamin, (2) an examination of his key theories and ideas, including aura, textual citation and sublimation, urban spaces, and history and fragments of time, (3) a summary of how his theories have contributed and can continue to contribute to New Testament Studies and Early Christian Studies, (4) a preview of the three essays in this volume on Benjamin and early Christianity, and (5) a bibliography, including both primary and secondary literature.