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By Christopher D. Denny

Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of many preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology within the sleek period, built a theological global suffused via the literary, a imaginative and prescient carried throughout over sixteen volumes of his magnum opus. A beneficiant Symphony bargains a balanced appraisal of Balthasar’s literary fulfillment and explicates Balthasar’s literary feedback as a particular theology of revelation, which deals percentages for realizing how divine presence should be manifested open air the canonical limitations of Christian culture. The constitution of A beneficiant Symphony is a chronological presentation of the Balthasarian canon of imaginitive literature, which permits readers to work out how social and ancient pursuits consultant Balthasar’s readings within the pre-Christian, medieval, and glossy eras. whereas different books have tested the systematic theology of Balthasar, this publication will learn the $64000 query of ways scholars of literature, like Balthasar, should be reworked into theologians by way of getting to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers capture hearth . . .” known as “the 10000 places.” Balthasar’s deep funding within the forte of Christian revelation is underlined, whereas, while, his aesthetic sympathies reason him to take a position literature with ‘quasi-sacramental’ status.

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