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2010 Fall - RELIGION
Subj Cat# Class# Sect Course
RELIGION 413 1270 1 Marion on God, Love & Phenomenology
This is an in-depth study of Jean-Luc Marion (1946- ), one of the most exciting French philosophers and theologians of the 21st century. We will study his phenomenological understanding of God without being that seeks to go beyond ontotheology, his study of phenomenology and givenness that goes beyond the transcendental and existential reductions of Husserl and Heidegger, and his insightful concepts of the gift, love, freedom, saturated phenomena (event, idol, flesh, icon), revelation, and the relation between faith and reason, theology and philosophy. He works these out in dialogue with Descartes, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, and the entire Western tradition. We will be reading many of his major works, God without Being (1979), Reduction and Givenness (1980s), Prolegomena to Charity (1986), Being Given (1997), In Excess: Studies of Saturated Phenomena (2001), and The Visible and the Revealed (2005).