A Genealogy of Marion's Philosophy of Religion: Apparent Darkness

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Indiana University Press, 2011 - Philosophy - 235 pages
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Tamsin Jones believes that locating Jean-Luc Marion solely within theological or phenomenological discourse undermines the coherence of his intellectual and philosophical enterprise. Through a comparative examination of Marion's interpretation and use of Dionysius the Areopagite and Gregory of Nyssa, Jones evaluates the interplay of the manifestation and hiddenness of phenomena. By placing Marion against the backdrop of these Greek fathers, Jones sharpens the tension between Marion's rigorous method and its intended purpose: a safeguard against idolatry. At once situated at the crossroads of the debate over the turn to religion in French phenomenology and an inquiry into the retrieval of early Christian writings within this discourse, A Genealogy of Marion's Philosophy of Religion opens up a new view of the phenomenology of religious experience.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Th e Location and Function of Patristic Citation in Jean Luc Marions Writing
13
A Comparison of Apophasis in Gregory of Nyssa and Dionysius the Areopagite
44
Securing Phenomenologys Place as First Philosophy
79
Marions Hermeneutical Turn?
109
Evaluating Marions Apophatic Phenomenology
130
Conclusion
155
Notes
161
Select Bibliography
209
Index
229
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Tamsin Jones is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on Religion for the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.

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