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Profile: Stephen E. Lewis (Franciscan University of Steubenville)
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    Stephen E. Lewis (2013). Contestation and Epektasis in the “Discussion on Sin”. Analecta Hermeneutica 4.
    The essay discusses the March 5, 1944 "Discussion on Sin," an event that was held between French intellectual Georges Bataille and the Jesuit priest and patristics scholar Jean Daniélou, along with other important Christian and non-Christian intellectuals. I argue that the event is the best recorded wartime intellectual encounter between the founders of contestation (subsequently so important in deconstructive thought) and serious practitioners of Christianity. Aspects of the thought of French thinker Maurice Blanchot and Swiss theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar (...)
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  2. Stephen E. Lewis (ed.) (2006). The Erotic Phenomenon. University of Chicago Press.
    While humanists have pondered the subject of love to the point of obsessiveness, philosophers have steadfastly ignored it. One might wonder whether the discipline of philosophy even recognizes love. The word _philosophy _means “love of wisdom,” but the absence of love from philosophical discourse is curiously glaring. So where did the love go? In _The Erotic Phenomenon,_ Jean-Luc Marion asks this fundamental question of philosophy, while reviving inquiry into the concept of love itself. Marion begins his profound and personal book (...)
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  3. Stephen E. Lewis (ed.) (2008). The Erotic Phenomenon. University of Chicago Press.
    While humanists have pondered the subject of love to the point of obsessiveness, philosophers have steadfastly ignored it. The word _philosophy _means “love of wisdom,” but the absence of love from philosophical discourse is curiously glaring. In _The Erotic Phenomenon,_ Jean-Luc Marion attends to this dearth with an inquiry into the concept of love itself. Marion begins with a critique of Descartes’ equation of the ego’s ability to doubt with the certainty that one exists. We encounter love, he says, when (...)
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