Phenomenology and the Horizon of Experience
Spiritual Themes in Henry, Marion, and Lacoste
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This book explores the threshold between phenomenology and lived religion in dialogue with three French luminaries: Michel Henry, Jean-Luc Marion and Jean-Yves Lacoste. Through close reading and critical analysis each chapter touches on how a liturgical and ritual setting or a spiritual vision of the body can shape and ultimately structure the experience of an individual’s surrounding world. The volume advances debate about the scope and limits of the phenomenological analysis of religious themes and disturbs the assumption that theology and phenomenology are incapable of constructive interdisciplinary dialogue.
Table of Contents
Part I: HORIZONALITY-- Chapter 1: Overcoming the Metaphysics of Representation; Chapter 2: Affection and the Horizon of Experience; Part II: MICHEL HENRY AND LIFE-- Chapter 3: Incarnate Self: The Night of Love; Chapter 4: Spiritual Life and the Phenomenology of Life; Chapter 5: The Spirit of Empathy; Part III: JEAN-LUC MARION AND THE GIFT-- Chapter 6: Selving: L’adonné and Ethics; Chapter 7: Spiritual Exercises: An Augustinian Reduction; Chapter 8: The Given and the Manifestation of the Trinity; Part IV: JEAN-YVES LACOSTE AND LITURGY-- Chapter 9: Spiritual Life: Angst, Peace, Love; Chapter 10: Lived Experience and Metaphysics in Theology; Chapter 11: The Body and Eucharistic Experience; POSTSCRIPT-- Chapter 12: Sacramental Worldhood; Index.
Joseph Rivera is a tenured professor of philosophy and theology at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is the author of The Contemplative Self after Michel Henry (Notre Dame University Press, 2015) and Political Theology and Pluralism: Renewing Public Dialogue (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018). He’s the co-editor with Joseph O’Leary of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Theology.