Scattering the Seed: A Guide Through Balthasar's Early Writings on Philosophy and the Arts

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Aidan Nichols investigates Hans Urs von Balthasar's early explorations of music and the other arts, before launching into a ramifying but controlled survey of his often highly original interpretations of major thinkers in the European tradition from the Early Modern period until the 1930s.
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Overview

Aidan Nichols investigates Hans Urs von Balthasar's early explorations of music and the other arts, before launching into a ramifying but controlled survey of his often highly original interpretations of major thinkers in the European tradition from the Early Modern period until the 1930s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813214603
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Aidan Nichols entered the Dominican Order in
1970, and has since worked in Edinburgh, Oslo, Rome and Cambridge, where he now lives. His other publications include The Art of God Incarnate and The Shape of Catholic Theology, among others.

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Table of Contents

1 Beginning from music 1
2 Friends and rivals : art and religion 9
3 Balthasar's first theological programme 17
4 Exploring ultimates : eschatology and the German soul 33
5 From Lessing to Fichte 45
6 From Schelling to Goethe 69
7 From Jean Paul to Nietzsche 109
8 From Bergson to Dostoevsky 133
9 From the war poets to Scheler 179
10 From Heidegger and Rilke to Barth 203
11 Myth, utopia, Kairos 231
12 The tasks of Catholic philosophy in Balthasar's time 245
13 A very summary conclusion 253
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