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The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

by Nicholas J. Healy


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The unifying centre of Nicholas J. Healy's book is an analysis, in dialogue with the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas, of Balthasar's understanding of the analogy of being. This discussion of analogy is framed by an interpretation of Balthasar's trinitarian eschatology. Healy shows that the ultimate form of the end, and thus the measure of all that is meant by eschatology, is given in Christ's eucharistic and pneumatic gift of himself - a gift that simultaneously lays bare the mystery of God's trinitarian life and enables Christ to 'return' to the Father in communion with the whole of creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199278367
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/11/2005
Series: Oxford Theological Monographs Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nicholas J. Healy is Director of the Austrian Program and Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University.

Table of Contents

1. The Idea of a Christian Eschatology
2. The Analogy of Being
3. The Hypostatic Union
4. Within the Divine Life
Conclusion: Eschatology as Communion

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