How Does the Truth Appear?
From Phenomenological Reduction to Theological Counter-Reduction
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: "œHow 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 epochÃ©; 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
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