By Giorgio Agamben
Agamben's philosophical exploration of the matter of messianism results in the opposite significant determine mentioned during this ebook, Walter Benjamin. Advancing a declare with no precedent within the large literature on Benjamin, Agamben argues that Benjamin's philosophy of heritage constitutes a repetition and appropriation of Paul's inspiration of "remaining time." via a detailed studying and comparability of Benjamin's "Theses at the Philosophy of historical past" and the Pauline Epistles, Agamben discerns a few remarkable and unrecognized parallels among the 2 works.
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