Hermeneutics of Revelation

Jean-Luc Marion and Richard Kearney

in After God

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225316
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236893 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Hermeneutics of Revelation

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This chapter presents three conversations about the hermeneutics of Revelation. The first one is an exchange between Jean‐Luc Marion and Richard Kearney at Boston College, on October 2, 2001. The exchange is about the interpretation of Revelation, whether it requires a pure phenomenology of the pure event. It looks into four types of saturated phenomenon: the event, the idol, the flesh, and the other. The second conversation took place in Rome during the Feast of Epiphany in 2002, between Manoussakis and Marion. It is about the notion of God and the language that should be used to address the phenomenon of God. The third conversation took place in Dublin on January 11, 2003 between Marion and Kearney. It is about the desire of God, and the question of love.

Keywords: desire; love; God; Jean‐Luc Marion; John Panteleimon Manoussakis; Richard Kearney; Revelation; saturated phenomenon; phenomenology

Chapter.  9461 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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