1 February 2022

The Visible, the Invisible, and the Revealed: Phenomenology and Christianity

“Christian philosophy,” writes Jean-Luc Marion, “dies if it repeats, defends, and preserves something acquired that is already known, and remains alive only if it discovers what would remain hidden in philosophy without it.” Is “Christian philosophy” simply the practice of thinking, from a Christian perspective, about problems and data independently available to philosophical consideration? Or, as Marion claims, does Christian philosophy “invent—in the sense of both discovering and constructing—heretofore unseen phenomena”? Guided by these basic questions, this seminar offers an advanced introduction to the phenomenology of religion, focusing especially on the unique and decisive contributions of Christian life to our understanding of the nature of human experience as explored in phenomenological description. We will explore philosophical innovations—such as love, faith, grace, Word, and incarnation—that a phenomenology of Christianity makes available to thought, as well as other philosophical themes—such as attention, embodiment, language, and community—that are enriched by the intersection of phenomenology and Christianity.

Dr. Andrew Tebbutt
ICS 153302 / 253302 S22
Intensive, June 13 - July 22, 2022
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 12pm ET
(MWS, MA, PhD) Syllabus
Enrolment Notes: To register for this course, email academic-registrar@icscanada.edu. Last date to register is June 15, 2022. Maximum enrolment of nine (9) students. ICS reserves the right to decline registrations. *Attention TST students: if you are interested in taking this course for credit, you must petition your college of registration to count the course credit toward your degree program.