A Generous Symphony: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Literary by Christopher D. Denny

By Christopher D. Denny

Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of many preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology within the sleek period, developed a theological international suffused via the literary, a imaginative and prescient carried throughout over sixteen volumes of his magnum opus. A beneficiant Symphony bargains a balanced appraisal of Balthasar’s literary success and explicates Balthasar’s literary feedback as a particular theology of revelation, which deals probabilities for figuring out how divine presence can be manifested outdoor the canonical obstacles of Christian culture. The constitution of A beneficiant Symphony is a chronological presentation of the Balthasarian canon of creative literature, which permits readers to work out how social and old pursuits consultant Balthasar’s readings within the pre-Christian, medieval, and smooth eras. whereas different books have tested the systematic theology of Balthasar, this ebook will research the real query of ways scholars of literature, like Balthasar, could be reworked into theologians by means of getting to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers seize hearth . . .” known as “the 10000 places.” Balthasar’s deep funding within the strong point of Christian revelation is underlined, whereas, even as, his aesthetic sympathies reason him to take a position literature with ‘quasi-sacramental’ status.

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