Trans-historic verticality

Is history, basically, blind fate or providential intention? Unless our vision despairs in front of a completely irrational history, there remains only this alternative which opens two types of reading of history as a whole. If history is only blind fate it escapes any human control. It is delivered to nature as a toy of chance and necessity. Its long run gets lost in the unknown. Its 'sense' can only be found on the strictly horizontal contingent level of the facts and the events.

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uch an empirical and immanent reading is opposed the transcendent reading of a providential intention. This one cannot be found on the horizontal line of a simply succession of events but on this other line which cuts it vertically. The sense
of history transcends historical phenomena. It is not in the events, it crosses them. Behind the line of blind 'chance' emerges the dotted line of a sense. And this sense does not come from itself. It occurs in the tension with a trans-history. It arises through an Alliance. God writes straight with broken lines… Such is the foolish certainty of Saint Augustin beyond the disconcerting historical experience.

Thus the most important is written 'right'. The horizon is open. The sense is given. A land is promised. At the same time, in the short term of our daily life, we generally find ourselves only in front of the cracks. Such is our condition between uncertainty and risk. The ruptures, indeed, provoke us to the risk of faith. And we know that we exist authentically only through this risk. 

The Christian act, just as the faith, is thus exposed to an eschatologic opening. Everything is already, in a certain manner, accomplished. But on another plan. This is not an alibi for idleness. Because at the same time it does not cease being achieved during our history. That is of our human-divine History.

schatology is the vision of the 'ultimate things' - eschata, in Greek - as that of the 'ultimate goals' of man. What occurs 'afterwards'? After the limits of space and time of our human condition. Such a questioning did not cease producing a particular literary genre, the apocalyptic one
, One finds it multiform through all times and all cultures. In Judeo-Christian space it was particularly developed between the IVe century BC. and the IIe century AD.

New Testament is at the same time in continuity and in rupture with the Old one. As for eschatology, in Judaism it concerns the 'final' time whereas in Christianity for Jesus Christ the totality of times is accomplished here and now. It is the 'now' - the kaïros - which is eschatologic. Undoubtedly there is also an eschatologic future which brings new events: Parousia, the resurrection of the flesh, the last Judgment, the cosmic reign of God. But in Christ and by Christ these events are already 'current'. They 'arrive' to us in the existential 'now' of the faith.

There is thus a profound unity in the Christian eschatology between the 'now' of faith and the 'tomorrow' of the full revelation. Jesus is already 'now' the achievement of the eschatology. Tomorrow this achievement will be manifest through the cosmos and visible for all. Already 'now' salvation is carried out in the mercy of Christ. Tomorrow it will be universally manifest.

The tension between 'is' and 'will be' exists only within the time. Eternity knows neither past nor future. Only one eternal present which joins our topicality. Eternity crosses the time in each historical 'now' and provokes it for decision.

The faith lives in this eschatologic tension. The world is already saved. At the same time it remains to be saved. The most important is already accomplished. At the same time, it remains to be achieved. In the tension of this period in between the topicality of the decision is urgent.

schatology is not primarily for the 'end of time'. In Jesus Christ the totality of times is already accomplished. Each 'now' is thus a absolute concrete. It has a dimension of eternity in itself. In the concrete topicality lived hic and nunc. Not just a simple 'means of action' or a simple 'wheel' of a historical mechanics.


01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
State of grace
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Two revolutions
A long gestation
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God