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Abstract

This review article discusses Jean-Luc Marion's latest book Au lieu de soi. L'approche de Saint-Augustin, in which Marion lets the theology and phenomenology of givenness interact with Augustine's œuvre. The article provides an extensive summary of Marion's book and offers a critical analysis by linking Au lieu de soi to Marion's earlier work. Apart from this, this review hopes to open some parallels with the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Yves Lacoste if only to show how easily a certain strand of Augustinianism blends with contemporary thought.