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Jean-Luc Marion: A God of Gift and Charity

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Postmodern Apologetics?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780823242740
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823242788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823242740.003.0006

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (FUP)

Jean-Luc Marion: A God of Gift and Charity

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Chapter 5 explores Jean-Luc Marion’s religious phenomenology and his desire to safeguard God’s name from idolatry and univocity. It outlines Marion’s project, focusing in particular on his proposal of a phenomenology of givenness, the possibility of saturated phenomena, and an erotic reduction that leads to the possibility of an alternative type of knowledge, grounded in the heart instead of the mind. It shows how his philosophy proposes to introduce new religious phenomena into the realm of philosophy and to argue for their coherence, validity, and appeal. It also examines his recent work on Eucharist and sainthood.

Keywords: Marion; givenness; saturated phenomenon; phenomenon of revelation; Eucharist; Saint

Chapter.  8680 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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