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Title: La mubāhala de Médine
Subtitle: Essai d'interprétation phénoménologique
Author(s): CAMILLERI, Sylvain
Journal: Etudes phénoménologiques - Phenomenological Studies
Volume: 5 Date: 2021
While addressing the eurocentrism of historical phenomenology, this article maintains that phenomenology per se is nevertheless capable of providing a privileged access to all kinds of originary experience from the alien-world if we perform an intercultural reduction. Such a reduction is illustrated by a phenomenological description of the mubāhala of Medina, which is an important event in Islamic mytho-history. This description brings to light the generativity of this event as well as its bodily, linguistic, magical and testimonial dimensions. Such an intercultural phenomenology requires a constant back and forth movement between phenomenology and history within which the alien can be approached on its own terms.