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By Christopher D. Denny

Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of many preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology within the sleek period, developed a theological global suffused through 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 success and explicates Balthasar’s literary feedback as a particular theology of revelation, which bargains chances for realizing how divine presence might be manifested open air the canonical limitations 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 advisor 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 the way scholars of literature, like Balthasar, could be remodeled into theologians through getting to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers capture hearth . . .” referred to as “the 10000 places.” Balthasar’s deep funding within the strong point 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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