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Chrystologia filozoficzna Erica Voegelina
The Philosophical Christology of Eric Voegelin

Author(s): Tomasz Niezgoda
Subject(s): Systematic Theology, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Chrystus; chrystologia filozoficzna; Eric Voegelin; metaxy; doświadczenie religijne

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to investigate philosophical Christology in the works of Eric Voegelin. It seems that for Voegelin, in the person of Jesus Christ the so-called metaleptical structure of consciousness along with divine reality became luminous as present in every human being. What is more, divine reality (self-)revealed in the event of Christ as an eschatological movement of transfiguration. But the Voegelinian Christ is not the hypostatic union of God and man, but the full presence of divine reality in the consciousness of a man named Jesus. I conclude that Voegelinian Christology points to conditions of God’s revelation: the appearance of God is limited by the metaleptical structure of consciousness and his own transcendence.

  • Issue Year: 50/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-73
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish