I have been reading Michel Henry’s, I Am The Truth: Towards a Philosophy of Christianity, which was recommended to me by Fr. Mark Wenzinger who has been doing his thesis on the work of Henry. Henry was a phenomenologist for a big chunk of the 20th century and one who used the phenomenological techniques of epoche (bracketing judgment using purely descriptive language) for his own metaphysical purposes. That he understood the enterprise of Thomism is clear. That he had his own unique agenda and contribution to philosophy is less clear to academia at large. He was a man considerably ahead of the curve. Listen to this:
The co-opting of God by the notion of energy that is neither created nor destroyed and the impersonal processes of energy has resulted in the consequent depersonalization of life in the industrial world. Everything is reduced to process and anything smacking of life such as honor, sin, morality and even independent thinking is squished under the steamroller of process. What are your qualifications? Ask the last men what truth is and they will blink. No wonder Islam is attractive to the God-deprived.
The greatest discovery of the 21st century will be the discovery of Life. It is my belief that science will soon come upon the evidential bedrock of subsistent existence modulated within a multi-dimensional matrix and subject to observation either direct or indirect. The notion of cyber-kinetics or soul directed vectors within a multi-dimensional matrix should leave some quantum signature detectable by science. You find what you look for.