How Does the Truth Appear?

From Phenomenological Reduction to Theological Counter-Reduction

  • Nicolae Turcan Babes-Bolyai University

Abstract

Starting with Husserl’s phenomenology and advancing to Jean-Luc Marion’s and Jean-Yves Lacoste’s phenomenology and to the revealed theology, this paper aims to answer the question: “How does the Truth appear?” Husserl’s phenomenological reduction made the appearance of God, who remained in an absolute transcendence, impossible; but John’s Gospel states that Christ is the Truth. We accept both of these opinions and offer the following answers: the religious phenomena, which have to do with a religious life and knowledge, could appear after one ignores or weakens the Husserlian epoché; God could appear if the phenomenological reduction became a reduction to givenness; the religious phenomena could appear after a theological counter-reduction, which separated itself from phenomenological rigor and belonged to theology.


Keywords: Christ, Truth, transcendental reduction, phenomenological reduction, eidetic reduction, reduction to givenness, theological counter-reduction, faith, grace, God, transcendence, Edmund Husserl, Jean-Luc Marion


 

Published
2018-12-15
How to Cite
TURCAN, Nicolae. How Does the Truth Appear?. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 2, p. 139-151, dec. 2018. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/172>. Date accessed: 20 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2018.2.09.
Section
Theology and Philosophy