"Phenomenology and the Theological Turn: The French Debate" brings together the debate over Dominique Janicaud's critique of the theological turn represented by the works of Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricour, Jean-Luc Marion, Jean-Franois Courtine, Jean-Louis Chretien, and Michel Henry.
According to Janicaud, these theologically oriented philosophers have subverted the classical orientation of phenomenology toward the "things themselves" in favor of a giving beyond all measure, and certainly beyond the measure of the phenomenological method.
The first essay by Janicaud is longest and provides an exquisite introduction to the issues that take phenomenology beyond the radical empiricism of Husserl's founding work.
The remaining essays then show the theological turn in action.
DEC 11*Dominique Janicaud, The Theological Turn of French Phenomenology
*Jean-Franois Courtine, Phenomonology and Hermeneutics of Religion
*Jean-Louis Chretien, The Wounded Word: Phenomenology of Prayer
*Jean-Luc Marion, The Saturated Phenomenon
*Michel Henry, Speech and Religion: The Word of God