Michel Henry's I Am the Truth: Toward a Philosophy of Christianity PDF

By Michel Henry

ISBN-10: 0804737800

ISBN-13: 9780804737807

Part of the “return to faith” now obtrusive in eu philosophy, this ebook represents the end result of the occupation of a number one phenomenological philosopher whose previous works hint a trajectory from Marx via a family tree of psychoanalysis that translates Descartes’s “I imagine, i'm” as “I suppose myself pondering, I am.”In this booklet, Henry doesn't ask no matter if Christianity is “true” or “false.” particularly, what's in query here's what Christianity considers as fact, what sort of fact it bargains to humans, what it endeavors to speak to them, now not as a theoretical and detached fact, yet because the crucial fact that by way of a few mysterious affinity is appropriate for them, to the purpose that it by myself is able to making sure them salvation. within the strategy, Henry necessarily argues opposed to the concept that of fact that dominates sleek suggestion and determines, in its a number of implications, the area within which we live.Henry argues that Christ undoes “the fact of the world,” that he's an entry to the infinity of self-love, to an intensive subjectivity that admits no outdoor, to the immanence of affective lifestyles came upon past the melancholy fatally hooked up to all objectifying proposal. the dominion of God accomplishes itself within the the following and now in the course of the love of Christ in what Henry calls “the auto-affection of Life.” during this situation, he argues, all difficulties of lack, ambivalence, and fake projection are resolved.

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Those who create and maintain these constraints are sinning against persons who experience these constraints as oppression. This understanding of sin L i s t e n i n g to Wh i t e E x pe r i e n c e s 39 as dehumanization is a key theme in liberation theologies today, including Latin American and Latino/a liberation theologies. The historical construction and the present-day maintenance of white-skin privilege entail dehumanization for peoples of colors, including Latina/o persons. With and without intent, white people are complicit in this dehumanizing.

Chapters 1 and 2 embrace the anti-racist principle of listening to and learning from scholars and activists working on questions and issues of racial justice. Chapter 1 focuses on the voices of Latina/o scholars and activists, as well as the white scholars who have heard and responded. Chapter 2 engages white scholars working from explicitly white-critical perspectives in addressing racial injustice and white privilege. Chapter 3 explores three relational, this-worldly soteriologies in the context of anti-racist praxis to develop an incarnational, solidary13 understanding of salvation, with particular implications for how white social locations convey societal power and privilege, and how these powers and privileges can be at odds with Christian faithfulness, obedience, community, and love.

12 From the perspective of this relatedness and relevance, Sobrino issues clarion calls to US Christians, theologians, and ethicists interested in discerning what is human and what is inhuman, what is humanizing and what is dehumanizing. The first is a reminder that to be human is to wonder about the ultimate; from the Salvadoran perspective, the reality that human beings are suffering is ultimate, and demands compassion and a compassionate response. ”17 Self-determinacy and full inclusion in community determinations support achievement of the abundance God intends for all humanity.

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