The Von Balthasar Reader

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The Von Balthasar Reader

Once-neglected, this Swiss theologian is now seen as one of the greatest thinkers of his century—and a profound influence on Vatican II and subsequent popes.  Here is a representative sample that points to his depths.

“Working steadily from a perspective that that can draw from all the depths of the Church’s theological tradition, Von Balthasar has produced a work of unrivaled range and depth…. We are singularly fortunate in having in one volume the key texts from his writings, spanning almost all the major themes and questions of the Christian tradition.”
America magazine

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“We are singularly fortunate in having in one volume the key texts from [von Balthasar’s] writings, spanning almost all the major themes and questions of the Christian tradition. These selections not only cover virtually every major concern of his theology, but they also disclose the loveliness of style, the suavity of approach and the intuitive-contemplative passion which makes his work so distinctive and valuable.”
America magazine

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“The von Balthasar Reader performs signal service, for it presents well-chosen, systematically arranged selections from the whole of the Balthasarian oeuvre, in passages of from two to seven pages brimming with theological and spiritual nourishment. The Reader, prefaced by an excellent and helpful essay-portrait of the theologian and his work, will certainly introduce the Swiss theologian to a wider public in a format attractive and accessible.”
Commonweal


9780824507206
Paperback / 452 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
HERDER & HERDER, 1997