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Givenness and Revelation

Jean-Luc Marion


Jean-Luc Marion demonstrates how the phenomenology of givenness allows us to approach Christian revelation as a phenomenon showing itself from itself in the very details of the biblical texts. He thus expands the claim made often in his previous work that Christian experience gives its own conditions of possibility according to a rationality broader and fuller than that permitted by metaphysics. With historical rigor and insight, Marion shows how the concept of “revelation”, relatively recent in the history of dogmatic theology, developed from Aquinas until, in Suárez, its metaphysically probl ... More

Keywords: phenomenology, saturated phenomenon, metaphysics, revelation, New Testament, Augustine of Hippo, Basil of Caesarea, William of Saint-Thierry, Thomas Aquinas, the Trinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198757733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Luc Marion, author
Member of the Académie française, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies, Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology, and Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.