The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics: The Old Covenant

The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics: The Old Covenant

by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
     
 
This volume initiates von Balthasar's study of the biblical vision and understanding of God's glory. Starting with the theophanies of the Patriarchal period, it shows how such glory is most fully expressed in the graciousness of the Covenant relationship between and Israel. But the breaking of that relationship by Israel means that in the later books of the Old

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This volume initiates von Balthasar's study of the biblical vision and understanding of God's glory. Starting with the theophanies of the Patriarchal period, it shows how such glory is most fully expressed in the graciousness of the Covenant relationship between and Israel. But the breaking of that relationship by Israel means that in the later books of the Old Testament, the divine glory is seen in God's willingness to bear with his people in the dark side of their history. There is no final version of God's glory in the Old Testament. In the 500 years before Christ the Covenant relation is mofe idea than reality. The vision of the transcendent glory of God which is developed in the later writings, is only fragmentary. It will find its strange and unexpected fulfillment in the new Covenant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898702484
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Pages:
443
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.13(d)

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