The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics, Seeing the Form

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Ignatius Press, 1982 - Religion - 691 pages
This book is volume one of the long-awaited English version of von Balthasar's masterwork, Herrlichkeit. The first volume must make its way slowly toward our actual concerns in an introduction which deals both substantively and historically with the subject. Its main section then treats the question of theological knowledge first as concerning its subjective structure and then with regard to its presuppositions in the theological object. The fact that in this way many things come into view which are normally dealt with by so-called "fundamental theology" should not give the impression that we are here developing a fundamental theology, which would be distinct from and even opposed to dogmatics. The very direction of our reflections will rather endeavor to convince the reader of the inseparability of both aspects of theology. - Publisher.
 

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This work of Von Balthasar is glorious Theology. He has a great methodology to his approach to Theology when it comes to his way of teaching, thus writing not to be understood as a finite man, also the Topic is not necessarily to be completely understood because of the mystery of the Subject!! this is a definite work of art. 

Contents

Foreword
9
Point ot Departure and Concerns
17
The Aesthetic Measure
34
A Protestant Theological Aesthetics
57
From an Aesthetic Theology to a Theological
79
The Task and the Structure of a Theological
117
A THE LIGHT OF FAITH I 3 I
131
Delineating the Form of Faith
141
The Spiritual Senses
365
Integration
417
A THE NEED FOR AN OBJECTIVE FORM OF REVELATION
429
B THE FORM OF REVELATION
435
As Revelation in Hiddenness
441
CHR1ST THE CENTRE OF THE FORM OF REVELATION
463
Quality
481
THE MEDIATION OF THE FORM
527

Elements of the Form of Faith
155
B THE EXPERIENCE OF FAITH
219
Experience
257
In the Fathers
264
In the Middle Ages
284
Archetypal Experience
301
g The Church and the Christian
350
The Medium of the Church
556
E THE ATTESTATION OF THE FORM
605
The Testimony of History
619
The Testimony of the Cosmos
660
F ESCHATOLOGICAL REDUCTION
679
Index of Names
685
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Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88), a Swiss theologian and priest, is considered by many the most important Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and many hundreds of articles. A favorite theologian and spiritual writer of Pope Francis, as well as the two previous Popes, he was called the most cultured man of our time by Henri de Lubac, and Karl Rahner described his achievements as really breathtaking.

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