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"Comment vivre ?" : la contribution de Gérard Siegwalt à l'anthropologie théologique contemporaine

Abstract : The study focuses on the theological anthropology in the work of Gérard Siegwalt and on the question of the human identity, more particularly its means to life in a moral and an existential senses. This question is based on the following issue : a priori, humans are made, not born. The human identity is to be discovered only after an intellectual and spiritual progression, sometimes painful, summarized in the work of Gérard Siegwalt by the notion of "dying to become". In this thesis, we try to analyse the point of view of Siegwalt when developing his anthropology. We want to examine to what extent he used the pattern developed by Luther : "simul peccator, simul justus, semper penitens". Once this pattern pointed in the anthropology of Siegwalt, we will try to understand how he applied it and updated it. This update means the use of the correlation method, inspired by the theologist Paul Tillich. Siegwalt considers that the theology has to work in line with the other disciplines and he tries to establish a system which combines a compte rendu of the Christian faith and an analysis of the human personal experiences. The anthropology of Siegwalt seeks simultaneously to be sapiential (since it focuses on the reality of the human life appealing the wide range of human sciences and hard sciences) and prophetic (since Siegwalt starts from the biblical revelations to answer the existential questions about the human being).It is through this approach that we can find a three-part plan : the first chapter about the question of the reality of the human life (the human life in the world and in front of the world), the second one will deal with the question of the truth of the human life (the human life before God) and lastly a third one in which we will try to understand the position of the method of Gérard Siegwalt according to the question of the Nature and the Grace.
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Matthias Hutchen. "Comment vivre ?" : la contribution de Gérard Siegwalt à l'anthropologie théologique contemporaine. Religions. Université de Strasbourg, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012STRAK003⟩. ⟨tel-00840787⟩

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