In the early twentieth century, we witnessed how Walter Benjamin’s project of the ‘coming philosophy’ was one that would redefi ne the relationship of knowledge and experience, primarily through its re-envisioning of the role of religious teachings ( Lehre ) within the realm of the philosophical. Using this realignment of the relationship between philosophy and theology as a starting point, we can perhaps understand how, if the transcendental, ontotheological propositions embedded deep within the Western theological tradition are no longer valid, as Benjamin claims, then it is because our knowledge has entered into a unique relationship with an experience beyond what had previously been the case, one that entails an experience of reality without transcendence.