God, the Flesh, and the Other

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Publication Date
December 2014
Page Count
376 pages
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6 x 9

God, the Flesh, and the Other

From Irenaeus to Duns Scotus

In God, the Flesh, and the Other, the philosopher Emmanuel Falque joins the ongoing debate about the role of theology in phenomenology. An important voice in the second generation of French philosophy’s “theological turn,” Falque examines philosophically the fathers of the Church and the medieval theologians on the nature of theology and the objects comprising it. Falque works phenomenology itself into the corpus of theology. Theological concepts thus translate into philosophical terms that phenomenology should legitimately question: concepts from contemporary phenomenology such as onto-theology, appearance, reduction, body/flesh, inter-corporeity, the genesis of community, intersubjectivity, and the singularity of the other find penetrating analogues in patristic and medieval thought forged through millennia of Christological and Trinitarian debate, mystical discourses, and speculative reflection. Through Falque’s wide-ranging interpretive path, phenomenology finds itself interrogated—and renewed.

About the Author

Emmanuel Falqueis a professor on the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Paris.

William Christian Hackettis a research fellow and lecturer on the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.