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An Interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high quality
scholarly work bearing on the thought of French philosopher,
Gabriel Marcel, and the themes relating to his work.


Brendan Sweetman (Rockhurst University)

Editorial Board:

Patrick Bourgeois (Loyola University, New Orleans)

K.R. Hanley (Le Moyne College)

Jill Graper Hernandez (University of Texas, San Antonio)

Geoffrey Karabin (Neumann University)

Thomas Michaud (West Liberty University)

Teresa Reed (Quincy University)

David Rodick (Xavier University)

Dwayne Tunstall (Grand Valley State University)

Current Issue: Vol. 5, Issue No. 1, 2020

Editor’s Introduction (PDF)
Brendan Sweetman


Marcel and Augustine on Immortality: The Nothingness of the Self and the Exteriorization of Love as the Way to Eternity (PDF)
Zachary Wilcutt

Hope and Despair: A Discussion on the Atheistic Existentialist, Evolutionary Biologistic and Intersubjective Accounts of Hope (PDF)
Cheng-Ling Yu


William Desmond, The Gift of Beauty and the Passion of Being  (PDF)
Reviewed by Geoffrey Karabin

Gregory B. Sadler (editor and translator), Reason Fulfilled by Revelation: The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates in France (PDF)
Reviewed by W.J. Fossati

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Pedon, French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (PDF)
Reviewed by Margaret Hughes

William Desmond, The Voiding of Being: The Doing and Undoing of Metaphysics in Modernity (PDF)
Reviewed by Steven Knepper


(Recent Marcel Scholarship; Journal of Continental Philosophy; New Book Announcement) (PDF)

Past Issue: Vol. 4, Issue No. 1, 2019

Editor’s Introduction (PDF)
Brendan Sweetman


Marcel and the Philosophy of Place (PDF)
Steven Knepper

Speaking of Mystery: Evil and Death in the Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel and the Resulting Pastoral Applications (PDF)
R. James Lisowski, C.S.C.

Fanaticism, Terrorism, Suicide Terrorism: Some Marcelian Perspectives (PDF)
Rico Sneller

Book Reviews:

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds.), Jean Wahl: Transcendence and the Concrete Selected Writings  (PDF)
Reviewed by W.J. Fossati

Anthony Malagon and Abi Doukhan (eds.), The Religious Existentialists and the Redemption of Feeling (PDF)
Reviewed by Robert Viglotti      

News and Views:

(Farewell to K.R. Hanley; Marcel in Ireland: 2019 Marcel Meeting recap; Book Announcement) (PDF)

Past Issue: Vol. 3, Issue No. 1, 2018

Editor’s Introduction(PDF)
Brendan Sweetman


Some Reflections On How Marcelian Thought Can Enhance Psychoanalytic Theory And Practice(PDF)
Paul Marcus

The Invisible Other(PDF)
Christopher Ketcham

Book Reviews:

Terry Eagleton,Hope Without Optimism(PDF)
Reviewed by Santiago Ramos

Fulya Bayraktar,Baglanma Hürriyeti: Bir Gabriel Marcel Okumasi
[Freedom of Engagement: A Reading on Gabriel Marcel]
Reviewed by Duygu Dincer

News and Views:

(Interview with Thomas Busch; reflections by Miklos Veto and Michael D. Palmer; Book Notices)(PDF)

Past Issue: Vol. 2, Issue No. 1, 2017

Editor’s Introduction (PDF)
Brendan Sweetman


The Meaningless Life Is Not Worth Living: Critical Reflections on Marcel’s Critique of Camus (PDF)
George Heffernan

Moral Responsibility and Intersubjectivity: A Reflection on the Concept of Moral Responsibility from the Perspective of Marcel’s Intersubjectivity (PDF)
Cheng-Ling Yu


The Dialectical Conditions of the Philosophy of Intuition by Gabriel Marcel (PDF)
Translated by Dwayne A. Tunstall & Randall E. Auxier

A selection from Grace, a play by Gabriel Marcel (PDF)
Translated by Maria Traub

Book Review:

David W. Rodick, Gabriel Marcel and American Philosophy:
The Religious Dimension of Experience

Reviewed by Michael D. Palmer

Past Issue: Vol. I, Issue No. 1, 2016

Editor’s Introduction (PDF)
Brendan Sweetman


The Existential Approach to God in Kierkegaard and Marcel: 
A Conciliatory Study (PDF)

Anthony Malagon

Applying Gabriel Marcel’s Thought in Social Work Practice (PDF)
Mark Griffiths

Book Reviews

Thomas C. Anderson, A Commentary on Gabriel Marcel’s The Mystery of Being (PDF)
Reviewed by Teresa I. Reed

Jill Graper Hernandez, Gabriel Marcel’s Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue (PDF)
Reviewed by Conor D. Hill

Paul Marcus, In Search of the Spiritual: Gabriel Marcel, Psychoanalysis, and the Sacred (PDF)
Reviewed by Geoffrey Karabin

Helen Tattam, Time in the Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel (PDF)
Reviewed by David Rodick

Susan Windley-Daoust, Theology of the Body, Extended: The Spiritual Signs of Birth, Impairment, and Dying (PDF)
Reviewed by John F. Morris

Dwayne A. Tunstall, Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism (PDF)
Reviewed by Robert Vigliotti

Books Received (PDF)