On the Limits of Philosophy: An Exploration of the Theology of Jean-Luc Marion

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Erik Gibbs Boneff

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Administration

Date Written: September 2010

Abstract

I intend to show how Jean-Luc Marion's work, while an attempt to flee metaphysics for more theological pastures that is unquestionably Derridean in nature, remains nonetheless tied to the themes and ideas of a number of different early Christian writers, chief among them St. Paul of Tarsus and St. Augustine of Hippo. In doing so, I hope to illustrate the timeless nature of Marion's chief concerns: the problem of conceptual idolatry and the fundamental conflict between faith and human reason.

Keywords: Marion, theology, onto-theology, Augustine, Aquinas, Paul, conceptual idolatry, philosophical theology, shimer college

Suggested Citation

Gibbs Boneff, Erik, On the Limits of Philosophy: An Exploration of the Theology of Jean-Luc Marion (September 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2331163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2331163

Erik Gibbs Boneff (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Administration ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

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