Finding Grace with God
A Phenomenological Reading of the Annunciation
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"When an able scholar gives critical and sympathetic attention to a primary religious text and then is equipped to perform a multifaceted reflection, drawing on a wide spectrum of phenomenological thinking, you have philosophy of religion at its best. An example is this excellent book by Rose Ellen Dunn."
--Charles Courtney, Drew University, New Jersey
"Rose Ellen Dunn has written a brilliant book in a phenomenological study of the Annunciation story in the Gospel of Luke that uses both classical and contemporary phenomenology to bring Mary's blissful travail to light in dramatic and compelling new ways. She is fully at home in the earlier German tradition centered in Husserl and Heidegger, and the sequent tradition, still evolving, of Ricoeur, Henry, Marion, and others. But she is far more than just a historian of this method of methods--she is a practicing phenomenologist using the method, as redesigned by her, to coax religious phenomena to appear in new forms of givenness. Biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers will all be enriched by an encounter with this important work."
--Robert S. Corrington, Drew University, New Jersey