Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction (Interventions) by Karen Kilby

By Karen Kilby

The drastically prolific Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) was once marginalized in the course of a lot of his existence, yet his popularity through the years has simply persisted to develop. He used to be acknowledged to be the favourite theologian of John Paul II and is held in excessive esteem by way of Benedict XVI. it's common to listen to him often called the nice Catholic theologian of the 20 th century.

In Balthasar: A (Very) severe Introduction Karen Kilby argues that even if the low regard during which Balthasar used to be held from the Fifties to Nineteen Sixties used to be no longer justified, nor is the present tendency to lionize him. as an alternative, she advocates a extra balanced method, rather in mild of a primary challenge in his writing, particularly, his attribute authorial voice -- an over-reaching "God's eye" standpoint that contradicts the content material of his theology.

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