The Enigma of Divine Revelation

Between Phenomenology and Comparative Theology

  • Jean-Luc Marion
  • Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer

Part of the Contributions to Hermeneutics book series (CONT HERMEN, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer
    Pages 1-14
  3. Givenness and Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jean-Luc Marion
      Pages 17-47
  4. The Phenomenality of Revelation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Robyn Horner
      Pages 67-105
    3. Kevin Hart
      Pages 107-118
  5. Transforming Ways of Being in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Werner G. Jeanrond
      Pages 133-150
    3. Mara Brecht
      Pages 151-175
  6. The Future of Revelation, Propositions (Revisited), and Close Reading

About this book


This volume explores the possibilities and pressures of the language of revelation on human understanding. How can we critically account for divine self-disclosure in the linguistically mediated world of human concerns? Does the structure of interpretation limit the language of revelation? Does revelation open up new horizons of critical interpretation? The volume brings together theologians who approach the interactions of revelation and hermeneutics with different perspectives, including various forms of phenomenology and comparative theology. It approaches the theme of revelation – central as it is to the theological endeavour – from several angles rather than a single methodological program. Dealing as it does with revelation and understanding, the volume addresses the foundational issues at stake in the challenges around change, identity, and faithfulness currently facing the church.


Rheology of Revelation Theological Hermeneutics Phenomenology of Gift Hermeneutics of Revelation Philosophy of Revelation Theology of Tradition Hermeneutics of Tradition Revelation and Reception Revelation and Understanding Revelation and the Saturated Phenomenon

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Luc Marion
    • 1
  • Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Chicago Divinity SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Religion and Critical InquiryAustralian Catholic UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28131-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28132-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6087
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6095
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