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Crossing the Rubicon
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Crossing the Rubicon: The Borderlands of Philosophy and Theology

Emmanuel Falque

Abstract

In France today, philosophy—in particular phenomenology—finds itself in a paradoxical relation to theology. Some debate a “theological turn.” Others disavow theological arguments as if it would tarnish their philosophical integrity, while carrying out theology in other venues. But no one deliberately attempts to cross this divide by taking responsibility in his own thought for each discipline in its own right. In braving “the crossing of the Rubicon,” Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that “the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes,” he proposes a counterblow by theolog ... More

Keywords: Aquinas, Bonaventure, Catholic theology, Emmanuel Falque, Eucharist, French phenomenology, hermeneutics, Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricoeur, theological turn

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823269877
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823269877.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel Falque, author
Institut Catholique de Paris

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