Balthasar's Trilogy

Balthasar's Trilogy

by Stephen Wigley


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This book is an undergraduate introduction to one of the most important works of 20th-century Catholic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567034168
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Series: Reader's Guides
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Revd. Dr. Stephen Wigley is Chair of the Wales Synod of the Methodist Church, a visiting lecturer and Trustee of St. Michael's College, Llandaff, and author of Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar: a Critical Engagement (2007).

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Context and Introduction

1.1 Introduction

1.2 His life and times

Chapter 2 Key Influences on von Balthasar's Trilogy

2.1 Henri de Lubac and his rediscovery of the Fathers

2.2 Erich Przywara and the analogy of being

2.3 Karl Barth; christocentrism and the analogy of faith

2.4 Adrienne von Speyr and the role of religious experience

Chapter 3 The Glory of the Lord

3.1 Seeing the Form

3.2 Studies in Theological Style: Clerical and Lay Styles

3.3 The Realm of Metaphysics in Antiquity and in the Modern Age

3.4 Theology: the Old and new Covenant

Chapter 4 Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory

4.1 Prolegomena

4.2 Dramatis Personae: Man in God

4.3 Dramatis Personae: Persons in Christ

4.4 The Action
4.5 The Last Act

Chapter 5 Theo-Logic

5.1 Truth of the World

5.2 Truth of God

5.3 The Spirit of Truth

Chapter 6 Reception and Further Reading

6.1 Epilogue

6.2 The Key Influences on von Balthasar

6.3 Reception of von Balthasar's Trilogy

6.4 Further reading of von Balthasar

6.5 Further reading about von Balthasar


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