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 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


Theology and Aesthetics

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the notion of “theological aesthetics.” In its wide sense, theological aesthetics includes “aesthetic theology” — that is, the use by theology of the language, methods, 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


  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


The Architecture of Theology: Structure, System, and Ratio

A. N. Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236367
eISBN:
9780191728556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This work proposes a new reading of Christian theology. Examining theological warrants, philosophical debates over the structures of arguments, and the role of beauty in intellectual structures, it ... 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


Art and the Sacred

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines ways in which art mediates the value of the sacred or “holy”. The first part deals with art as the expression or mediation of “general” categorical revelation: the encounter ... More


The Beautiful and the Good

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The concern in Chapters 3–5 centered on the positive side of the relation of the transcendent to human imagination, the beautiful, and the arts. Chapter 2 showed that Christian theology from early on ... More


God and the Beautiful: Beauty as a Way to God

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The previous chapter engaged in theological aesthetics in the first sense of the term: the epistemology of perception of the transcendent. This chapter pursues the second sense: theological ... 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


Conclusion

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

On the one hand, the alliance of beauty and matter can be seen in a negative way: matter is subject to the mind; beauty in matter can be taken as an ultimate in itself, and can cause man to sin. On ... More


God in Thought and in Imagination: Representing the Unimaginable

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Schoenberg's Moses und Aron raises a wealth of interconnected problems for theological reflection. First there are questions regarding God and imagination: can God be imagined? Can God be thought? ... More


Divine Revelation and Human Perception

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by discussing the most basic epistemological presuppositions of a fundamental theology of the imagination that would respond to the questions raised in the preceding chapter. It ... 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


Enacted Example in the Spiritual Life

Mark R. Wynn

in Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues: Living Between Heaven and Earth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198862949
eISBN:
9780191895456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862949.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses another domain within which hybrid goods may be realized, again seeking to extend the range of such goods beyond what is envisaged in Aquinas’s account. This time, we examine ... More


Perceiving Splendour: The Role of the Spiritual Senses in Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics

Mark McInroy

in Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter advances the central claim of this study: Balthasar’s theological aesthetics calls for perception of the ‘form’ (Gestalt), and the form consists of both sensory and ‘supersensory’ ... More


Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Mark McInroy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In this study, Mark McInroy argues that the ‘spiritual senses’ play a crucial yet previously unappreciated role in the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The doctrine of the spiritual ... More


Seeing (Spiritually) Is Believing: The Spiritual Senses and Faith

Mark McInroy

in Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the far-reaching implications of the claim made in Chapter 5 by looking at Balthasar’s engagement with the pressing theological issues of his day. It demonstrates that many of ... More


The Folly of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts in Early Modernity

Richard Viladesau

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190876005
eISBN:
9780190905132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This work surveys the ways in which theologians, artists, and composers of the early modern period dealt with the passion and death of Christ. The fourth volume in a series, it locates the theology ... More


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