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

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By Christopher D. Denny

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

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