On the Limits of Philosophy: An Exploration of the Theology of Jean-Luc Marion
21 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 2010
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
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