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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


 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


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


Monstrance or Monstrosity?: A Kierkegaardian Critique of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics

Joshua Furnal

in Catholic Theology after Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198754671
eISBN:
9780191816307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754671.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 examines the writings of de Lubac’s protégé, Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988) to re-evaluate Balthasar’s critique of Kierkegaard’s view of anxiety and aesthetics. It argues that there is ... 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


 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


  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


 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


Hans Urs von Balthasar and Karl Rahner

W. T. Dickens (ed.)

in Christian Theologies of Salvation: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724439
eISBN:
9780814760642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an account of the theology of salvation for both Hans Urs Balthasar and Karl Rahner, eminent Roman Catholic, Jesuit theologians of the twentieth century. Dickens explores both ... More


Balthasar and the Religion of Music

Sander van Maas

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the connection and convergence between the religious music composition of Olivier Messiaen and the works and philosophy of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von ... More


Balthasar and Ressourcement: An Ambiguous Relationship

Edward T. Oakes

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/9780199552870.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that, for all his debt to the ressourcement theology that he learned at the Jesuit theologate in Lyon, Hans Urs von Balthasar is in fact quite nuanced in his appropriation of the ... 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


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


13. Rahner, von Balthasar, and the Question of Theological Aesthetics: Preliminary Considerations

James Voiss

in Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228089
eISBN:
9780823236954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228089.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hans Urs von Balthasar's theological project has often been juxtaposed to Karl Rahner's theological methodology and optimistic tenor. If Rahner was hopeful about the Catholic Church's engagement with ... More


Drama and Catholic Themes

Ed Block

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar points out that life is the drama of God's action in the world. Drama has a unique capacity to illuminate that life and what it reveals about God. By its nature, ... 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


  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


Ancient and Modern Readers of the Corpus Dionysiacum: Pseudonymity and Paul

Charles M. Stang

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter charts the reception of the CD from its first appearance in the sixth century to modern scholarship in the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries. This survey focuses on the manner in ... 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


Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Paul M. Blowers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This book contextualizes the achievement of a strategically crucial figure in Byzantium’s turbulent seventh century, the monk and theologian Maximus the Confessor (580–662). Building on newer ... More


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