Words of Christ

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, May 10, 2012 - Religion - 124 pages
In Words of Christ (Paroles du Christ) -- here translated into English for the first time -- Michel Henry asks how Christ can be both human and divine. He considers, further, how we as humans can experience Christ's humanity and divinity through his words. Are we able to recognize this speech as divine, and if so, then how? What can testify to the divine nature of these words? What makes them intelligible? Startling possibilities -- and further questions -- emerge as Henry systematically explores these enigmas. For example, how does the phenomenology of life bring to light the God of which scripture speaks? Might this new region of phenomenality broaden or transform the discipline of phenomenology itself, or theology?

Henry approaches these questions starting from the angle of material phenomenology, but his study has far-reaching implications for other disciplines too. Intended for a wide audience, his work is a uniquely philosophical approach to the question of Christ and to the place of this question in human experience. This highly original, interdisciplinary perspective on Christ's words was Henry's last work, published shortly after his death in 2002.

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Michel Henry (1922 2002) was a leading French phenomenologist who taught at the University of Montpellier. He wrote extensively on phenomenology and also authored several novels. His books include The Essence of Manifestation, Material Phenomenology, and I Am the Truth: Toward a Philosophy of Christianity.

Christina M. Gschwandtner is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the author of Reading Jean-Luc Marion: Exceeding Metaphysics.

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