Horner, R. (2011). Jean-Luc Marion and the Possibility of Theology. Culture, Theory and Critique (print version), 52(2-3), 335-350.
Theology becomes a marginalised pursuit where revelation is excluded a priori from the domain of reason, and relegated to the realm of the faith of individuals. In a contemporary context, however, where the metaphysical limits of reason itself are exposed, new questions arise about the encounter of thought with its excess. With the work of Jean-Luc Marion, we find an attempt to rethink phenomenology as a philosophical method by means of which we are able to go beyond metaphysics and allow the invisible to make itself manifest. Following Marion’s work through to its conclusion, we can argue for a new – if by no means self-assured – place for theology within contemporary discourse.
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