About Jean-Luc Marion and God Without Being

Who is Jean-Luc Marion?

Well, from Wikipedia, we read this opening sentence:

Jean-Luc Marion (born 3 July 1946) is among the best-known living philosophers in France, former student of Jacques Derrida and one of the leading Catholic thinkers of modern times.

Read the entire Jean-Luc Marion Wikipedia article over here.

While having written in many areas of philosophy, the explicitly religious works of Jean-Luc Marion have received much attention. In his book God Without Being, Marion is concerned predominantly with an analysis of idolatry. Here, read this:

Jean-Luc Marion advances a controversial argument for a God free of all categories of Being. Taking a characteristically postmodern stance, Marion challenges a fundamental premise of both metaphysics and neo-Thomist theology: that God, before all else, must be. Rather, he locates a “God without Being” in the realm of agape, of Christian charity or love.

ref: Goodreads.com, God Without Being: Hors-Texte by Jean-Luc Marion.

From Amazon.com, you may read:
Customer Reviews, God Without Being: Hors-Texte (Religion and Postmodernism).
And from the blog of Circling Around The Sacred, you can read:
God without Being: a book review.

For more about Jean-Luc Marion, I suggest you head on over to read the following blog entries:
Philosophy: Jean-Luc Marion and Christian Philosophy from Word On Fire published January 6, 2010 by kelleymata.
Jean-Luc Marion on the Prodigal Son from Mormon Philosophy and Theology published September 20, 2010.
The Theological Significance of Jean-Luc Marion’s Thought from Joseph S. O’Leary homepage published on January 7, 2006.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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