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Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


 Prophecy and Theology

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although Christian prophecy has had a significant impact in the life of the church, it has received rather scarce theological elaboration. This is strange, for with Hans Urs von Balthasar one can ... More


 Prophecy and Tradition

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Revelation is complete with Christ but does not come to a close with him. There is a deep unity between the Christ event and its unfolding through the action of the Holy Spirit in the life of the ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


 Hans Urs von Balthasar: Transmodernist

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter serves both as a brief biography of Balthasar and a protracted bibliography of his work. The consideration of Balthasar's monumental opus (The Glory of the Lord, Theo‐drama, and ... More


 Sacred Arrangements: Balthasar, Flannery O'Connor, and the Glory of the Lord

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 focuses on Balthasar's theological aesthetics as a well‐articulated critical methodology. Balthasar's fusion of aesthetics with history forges both a Christology and an analogy of being ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


 Coda: On the Theological Imagination

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 provides a short synthesis of the book. Balthasar's program challenges us to first “see the form” in the world, but also to see the Beautiful, the Good, and the True at work in a broad ... More


The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Roman Catholic social thought has had much to say about economic life: about virtues and moral principles, about individuals, communities, and institutions. Catholic social thought (CST) is a complex ... More


Aesthetics and Theological Insight

Philip Tallon

in The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778935
eISBN:
9780199919109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778935.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines some additional barriers to the fruitful use of aesthetics in theodicy: those arising from unhelpful ways of understanding aesthetics. After arguing against some prevalent ... More


Between Form and Faith: Graham Greene and the Catholic Novel

Martyn Sampson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294664
eISBN:
9780823297382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is a “Catholic” novel? How does it relate to the intersection between literary theory and theology? What forms of dialogue can religious and secular critics enjoy? And what role can Graham ... More


The Law of the Incarnation: Balthasar and Chenu on Nature and the Supernatural

Hans Boersma

in Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229642
eISBN:
9780191710773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter shows that Hans Urs von Balthasar and Marie-Dominique Chenu were particularly insistent on the goodness of the created order. Their sacramental approach highlighted the ‘downward’ ... More


The Last Judgment

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that despite various subsequent alterations and expansions, the core of the parable of the Last Judgment does go back to Jesus himself. It stresses (with John Meier 1980) “the ... More


The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Sander van Maas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On the basis of a careful analysis of Olivier Messiaen's work, this book argues for a renewal of our thinking about religious music. Addressing his notion of a “hyper-religious” music ... More


The Von Balthasar Thesis and the Myth of the Neo‐Orthodox Barth

Bruce L. McCormack

in Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development 1909-1936

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269564
eISBN:
9780191600678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269560.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on how the interpretation of Karl Barth’s theological development has been dominated by Hans Urs von Balthasar’s book, Karl Barth: Darstellung und ... More


Catholicity in Breadth: Mission and Communion

Avery Dulles

in The Catholicity of the Church

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266952
eISBN:
9780191600555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266952.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Catholicity as a qualitative perfection seeks to communicate itself universally. Jesus commanded the gospel to be proclaimed everywhere so that the children of God might be gathered together into ... More


Shakespeare is Shylock: Letters of Credit in The Merchant of Venice

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores how an understanding of credit might be brought to bear on one of William Shakespeare's most misunderstood plays, The Merchant of Venice. The ‘pound of flesh’ bond story, has ... More


Analogy of Truth: The Sacramental Epistemology of Nouvelle Théologie 1

Hans Boersma

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that nouvelle théologie was characterized by a sacramental sensibility that offered to the modern world a theological recovery of mystery and that this sensibility comes to the ... More


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