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Believing in Order to SeeOn the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers$
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Jean-Luc Marion

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823275847

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823275847.001.0001

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The Phenomenality of the Sacrament

The Phenomenality of the Sacrament

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(p.102) 8 The Phenomenality of the Sacrament
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Believing in Order to See
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Jean-Luc Marion

, Christina M. Gschwandtner
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275847.003.0008

Marion argues that the sacrament as an issue of revelation has a particular phenomenality. He examines three main theological models for the sacrament and argues that in all three the phenomenality of the sacrament turns out to be one of self-givenness in utter abundance and abandonment. The phenomenon of the sacrament gives itself as pure gift and can hence serve also as the ultimate paradigm for the phenomenality of all phenomena.

Keywords:   abandon, gift, givenness, sacrament, visibility

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