Phenomenological models of divine communication

Williams, Jack (2017) Phenomenological models of divine communication. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis undertakes an investigation into a specific form of religious experience, in which the subject reports to have received some articulable, linguistic communication from God. The investigation focuses on the thought of Jean-Luc Marion and Hans-Georg Gadamer in order to develop a phenomenological approach to understanding these divine communicative experiences. The thesis reaches three main conclusions: first, that"divine communication" is an important philosophical category, second, that any approach to understanding it must take into account hermeneutics, and third, that the concept of mediality might offer a way forward for understanding both divine communication and the life of faith.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MRes)
Supervisors: Zahl, Simeon
Cunningham, Conor
Keywords: Phenomenology, religious experience, Jean-Luc Marion, Hans-Georg Gadamer
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 48208
Depositing User: Williams, Jack
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 04:40
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 08:23
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48208

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