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Athens, Jerusalem—and Alexandria: Christian Wisdom between the Bible and Greek Philosophy

May 03, 2018
Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Rémi Brague Sorbonne, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Jean-Luc MarionUniversity of Chicago

  • Athens, Jerusalem—and Alexandria
  • Rémi Brague - Interview

A lecture by Rémi Brague with a response by Jean-Luc Marion. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Ethics Club at the Divinity School. This lecture will be audio and video recorded and accessible via this webpage shortly after the event. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact us by email or call 773-955-5887.

Christian wisdom could work its way through the Hebrew Bible and Greek philosophy and produce some sort of "Alexandrian" synthesis by focusing on the Logos, a concept explicitly central to Greek philosophy and implicitly fundamental to Biblical revelation.

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Rémi Brague is Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Religious Philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini Chair of Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In 2012, he was awarded the Ratzinger Prize for Theology. He is author of numerous books on classical and medieval culture, religion, literature, and law, includingEccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization and Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea.


Jean-Luc Marion is the Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology and professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, and holds the Dominique Dubarle chair at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He is also Professor Emeritus of Modern Philosophy and Metaphysics at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and is a member of the Académie Française. Among his books are In the Self’s Place: The Approach of Saint Augustine, God Without Being, and The Erotic Phenomenon. In 2014 he delivered the Gifford Lectures on Givenness and Revelation.