"In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy"

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Title:
"In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy"
Authors:
Vanderleek, Ethan P.
Abstract:
Michel Henry (1922-2002) was a leading 20th century French philosopher in the school of phenomenology. The final three books of his career focus on explicitly Christian themes and texts, and these books are now known as his “Christian trilogy”. This essay focuses on this trilogy in an exposition of Henry’s Christology, his concept of the Self, and how Christology and selfhood relate to each other. The exposition of Henry’s thought on this issue is stated in the following thesis, broken into three sections: 1) God always reveals himself as Christ 2) who reveals the Truth of the Self, 3) this revelation being identical with salvation. Said again, 1) God’s Revelation is always God’s self-revelation in Christ, and is never separate from 2) the human condition of the Self as a Son of God, and this condition is never separate from 3) salvation. Revelation, selfhood, and salvation. This essay is largely expository but several constructive attempts are made to apply Henry’s philosophy of Christianity to key theological themes, namely atonement, pneumatology, and ecclesiology.
Advisors:
Ansell, Nicholas
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Citation:
Vanderleek, Ethan P. ""In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy." MA (Philosophy) Institute for Christian Studies, 2016.
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/619243
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Henry, Michel, 1922-2002; Philosophy, French; Phenomenology; Christology; Self (Philosophy); Selfhood; Truth; Salvation; Human condition; Revelation; Christian philosophy; Atonement; Pneumatology; Ecclesiology
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Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
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dc.contributor.advisorAnsell, Nicholasen
dc.contributor.authorVanderleek, Ethan P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T15:32:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T15:32:25Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.citationVanderleek, Ethan P. ""In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy." MA (Philosophy) Institute for Christian Studies, 2016.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/619243-
dc.description.abstractMichel Henry (1922-2002) was a leading 20th century French philosopher in the school of phenomenology. The final three books of his career focus on explicitly Christian themes and texts, and these books are now known as his “Christian trilogy”. This essay focuses on this trilogy in an exposition of Henry’s Christology, his concept of the Self, and how Christology and selfhood relate to each other. The exposition of Henry’s thought on this issue is stated in the following thesis, broken into three sections: 1) God always reveals himself as Christ 2) who reveals the Truth of the Self, 3) this revelation being identical with salvation. Said again, 1) God’s Revelation is always God’s self-revelation in Christ, and is never separate from 2) the human condition of the Self as a Son of God, and this condition is never separate from 3) salvation. Revelation, selfhood, and salvation. This essay is largely expository but several constructive attempts are made to apply Henry’s philosophy of Christianity to key theological themes, namely atonement, pneumatology, and ecclesiology.en
dc.description.tableofcontentsAcknowledgements -- Abstract -- Introduction: Christology and Selfhood After Individualism -- Henry's Concept of Revelation -- Henry's Approach to Self-Knowledge in Christ -- Henry's Path(s) of Salvation -- Conclusion: Henry, Christian Theology, and Spirituality -- Works Citeden
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dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen
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dc.subjectHenry, Michel, 1922-2002en
dc.subjectPhilosophy, Frenchen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectChristologyen
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy)en
dc.subjectSelfhooden
dc.subjectTruthen
dc.subjectSalvationen
dc.subjectHuman conditionen
dc.subjectRevelationen
dc.subjectChristian philosophyen
dc.subjectAtonementen
dc.subjectPneumatologyen
dc.subjectEcclesiologyen
dc.title"In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy"en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en
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