The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar / Edition 1

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Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) is one of the most prolific, creative and wide-ranging theologians of the twentieth century who is only now coming into prominence. Because of his range of competencies and the volume of his output, Balthasar has never been an easily-categorized theologian. This Companion brings together a wide range of theologians who assess his work which ranks with that of Origen, John Calvin, and Karl Barth.
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Editorial Reviews

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"An altogether excellent introduction to an important thinker." Theology Today

"As a whole, the book makes a much more effective case in presenting Balthasar as substantive, original, inspiring and at time flawed."
Gerry O'Hanlon, S.J. Theological Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521891479
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 833,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward T. Oakes is Chester and Margaret Paluch Professor of Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake. He is the author of the book Pattern of Redemption: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1996).

Reverend David Moss is Director of Studies at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Edward T. Oakes and David Moss; Part I. Theology: 2. Revelation Larry Chapp; 3. Christology Mark McIntosh; 4. Trinity Rowan Williams; 5. Church, ecumenism and culture David Schindler; 6. Mariology Lucy Gardner; 7. Prayer and the saints David Moss; 8. Gender Corinne Crammer; 9. Eschatology Geoffrey Wainwright; Part II. The Trilogy: 10. The Aesthetics Oliver Davies; 11. The Theo-Dramatics Ben Quash; 12. The Theo-Logic Aidan Nichols; Part III. Disciplines and Methodologies: 13. Patristics Brian Daley; 14. Literary criticism Edwin Block; 15. Contemporary metaphysics Fergus Kerr; Part IV. Conversations: 16. Balthasar and Karl Barth John Webster; 17. Balthasar and Karl Rahner Karen Kilby; 18. Balthasar's reception among theologians Edward T. Oakes and David Moss.
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