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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 Invisible Saint

The Invisible Saint

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(p.144) 12 The Invisible Saint
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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/9780823275847.003.0012

Sanctity cannot be experienced or claimed; thus the saint is always invisible. Only someone who has returned from the dead can witness to it. The paradox of holiness reproduces that of death. God’s utter alterity is holiness, what cannot be aimed at. Holiness marks the realm of God’s very phenomenality as unreachable invisibility. The saint operates in the paradox of the order of charity.

Keywords:   death, holiness, invisible, saint, witness

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