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By Christopher D. Denny

ISBN-10: 1451487959

ISBN-13: 9781451487954

Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of many preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology within the smooth period, built a theological international suffused via 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 deals percentages for figuring out how divine presence could be manifested outdoors the canonical barriers of Christian culture. The constitution of A beneficiant Symphony is a chronological presentation of the Balthasarian canon of resourceful 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 ways scholars of literature, like Balthasar, could be remodeled into theologians via getting to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers seize fireplace . . .” referred to as “the 10000 places.” Balthasar’s deep funding within the specialty of Christian revelation is underlined, whereas, while, his aesthetic sympathies reason him to take a position literature with ‘quasi-sacramental’ status.

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