Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction

Balthasar A Very Critical Introduction The enormously prolific Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar was marginalized during much of his life but his reputation over time has only continued to grow He was said t

  • Title: Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction
  • Author: Karen Kilby
  • ISBN: 9780802827388
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction

    The enormously prolific Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar 1905 1988 was marginalized during much of his life, but his reputation over time has only continued to grow He was said to be the favorite theologian of John Paul II and is held in high esteem by Benedict XVI It is not uncommon to hear him referred to as the great Catholic theologian of theThe enormously prolific Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar 1905 1988 was marginalized during much of his life, but his reputation over time has only continued to grow He was said to be the favorite theologian of John Paul II and is held in high esteem by Benedict XVI It is not uncommon to hear him referred to as the great Catholic theologian of the twentieth century.In Balthasar A Very Critical Introduction Karen Kilby argues that although the low regard in which Balthasar was held from the 1950s to 1960s was not justified, neither is the current tendency to lionize him Instead, she advocates a balanced approach, particularly in light of a fundamental problem in his writing, namely, his characteristic authorial voice an over reaching God s eye point of view that contradicts the content of his theology.

    • Best Read [Karen Kilby] ↠ Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction || [Sports Book] PDF í
      253 Karen Kilby
    • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Karen Kilby] ↠ Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction || [Sports Book] PDF í
      Posted by:Karen Kilby
      Published :2018-08-12T20:44:25+00:00

    One thought on “Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction

    1. Mike Dagle

      It's common, and perhaps necessary, to look to various theological 'masters' -- Augustine, Aquinas, Barth, c -- in an effort to learn to be a theologian, to learn the craft of theological inquiry. At least, as a theology student, that sort of learning is important to me. Kilby is quite convincing in her case that Balthasar, while often creative and stimulating, should not be thought of along these lines. Due to tendencies to assert rather than argue, and to place himself outside of or above the [...]

    2. Chris

      I've not read Balthasar, but have been looking off and on for a way into his work. He's cited laudatorily by theologians I admire (Eugene Rogers, Rowan Williams) and others I find more problematic (charity restrains me naming them). When I saw this volume on the new-books shelf at the library, frankly, it was the title that grabbed me. It promised to get at both what I might like and what I probably wouldn't in v.B's very large corpus.Kilby's writing is a model of clarity in our discipline. She [...]

    3. Ephrem Arcement

      Karen Kilby hits the nail on the head in her insightful yet sensitive critique of Balthasar. As she admits, there is much to admire about this erudite if eccentric theologianbut there is also much room for caution. Her basic problem with Balthasar is his overreachr too often taking a God's eye view of realityof being too assured of the whole. She demonstrates this in two case studies: (1) the Trinity; (2) Gender and the "Nuptial". The second is particularly illuminating in light of the current p [...]

    4. Denis Mcgrath

      Hans Urs von Balthasar, a Swiss-German catholic theologian of contemporary stature, has gained popularity in some circles. He is erudite and a prolific writer but appears to lack a specific methodology in his approach to theological questions to the point of over-reaching in his conclusions. Professor Kilby points out that he can be read to attain insight but one needs to approach his writings with caution. His dramatic approach tends to muddy doctrinal orthodoxy because he is trying to extend h [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *