JP2 Lecture: Jean-Luc Marion, Academie Française/University of Chicago “The Phenomenological Openness of Revelation”
On Thursday, November 18, we invite you to the next lecture of the 2021/22 series of “JP2 Lectures”, organized by the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture at the Angelicum, which will be given by Professor Jean-Luc Marion (Academie Française/University of Chicago), the 2020 Ratzinger Prize laureate. The lecture, entitled “The phenomenological openness of Revelation”, will start at 4.30 PM (CET) in Aula Minor, at the Angelicum (address: Largo Angelicum, 1, 00184 Roma).
The meaning of the word “Revelation” remains questionable, for historical and conceptual reasons. The most obvious issue focuses on whether Revelation gives an irrational addition to our knowledge of God, where faith takes the place of understanding, or if Revelation enlarged by faith is a genuine way of knowing God. In brief: Is it possible to know God by loving God?
Jean-Luc Marion – born 3 July 1946 in Meudon, France. He is a French historian of philosophy, phenomenologist, and Roman Catholic theologian. He has held chairs at both the Sorbonne and the University of Chicago. Awarded with the 1992 Grand Prix du Philosophie de l’Académie Française, the 2008 Karl Jaspers Prize, as well as the 2020 Ratzinger Prize. Jean-Luc Marion is a former student of Jacques Derrida whose work is informed by patristic and mystical theology, phenomenology, and modern philosophy. In November 2008 he was elected as an immortel by the Académie Française. He has occupied seat 4, an office previously held by the late Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger. His many books include God Without Being (1991), Prolegomena to Charity (2002), et al.
For on-site participants: please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jp2-lecture-jean-luc-marion-the-phenomenological-openness-of-revelation-tickets-200923637007
The lecture will also be broadcast live at:
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to take part in the lecture you are required to show a valid Green Pass or a negative test result for coronavirus. We also ask the participants to respect the sanitary procedures and cover their mouth and nose with a mask.
The monthly open “JP2 Lectures” given by scholars from around the world are offered by the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – the Angelicum in Rome, the Roman Alma Mater of fr. Karol Wojtyła.
The recent JP2 Lecture delivered at the Angelicum by John, Lord Alderdice on October 22, 2021, is available to watch here:
In 2021-22 the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture will hold further lectures by: Jean-Luc Marion, George Weigel, Andrea Riccardi, John Milbank, Carl A. Anderson, Ewa Thompson, Bishop Robert Barron (tbc.), and Stanisław Grygiel.
The guest speakers of the 2020-21 “JP2 Lectures” were: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, John Finnis, Bp Rowan Williams, Marek A. Cichocki, John Cavadini, Francois Daguet, O.P., Chantal Delsol, Rémi Brague, Renato Cristin, and Dariusz Gawin. Watch all the lectures from the previous academic year here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNEaoRy0GFQtl_Wau2Qdd1jE5oT42Jd4o