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Hans Urs Von Balthasar
His Life and Work
Edited by David L.Schindler
This collection of essays, gathered under the auspices of Communio editors, represents the most wide-ranging study of the life and work of Bal-thasar. The twenty contributors include highly respected theologians, philosophers and bishops from around the world such as Henri Cardinal de Lubac, S.J., Walter Kasper, Louis Dupre, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, and Pope John Paul II.

Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Spiritual Encounter between East and West
Gawronski, S J Raymond

A comprehensive study of the relevance of von Balthasar’s work for one of the most important cultural events of our time: the encounter of Christianity with Asia.

'This is an important contribution to an urgent issue confronting the contemporary Church. Von Balthasar identifies Buddhism as one of the great challenges facing Chrisitianity today. Gawronski's book is a stimulating exercise in Catholic apologetics which offers a provocative response to this challenge.'
Tina Beattie, Epworth Review

An Introduction to the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Gregor, Bede anMcd Norris, Thomas (Eds)

A guide for the reader interested in the beauty, drama and logic of the Christian Faith and in von Balthasar’s vision for the third millennium.

A Guide Through Balthasar’s Aesthetics
Nichols OP, Aidan

The publication of Hans Urs von Balthasar's seven-volume The Glory of the Lord established von Balthasar as one of the greatest and most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth-century. In its very extent and range, Glory's rich theological aesthetics is understandably difficult to assimilate. Aidan Nichols, one of Britain's most accomplished and lucid theological writers, succeeds in summarising and illuminating the essential theological content of Balthasar's monumental work against the background of the living Christian tradition to which it bears such impressive witness. His book provides the key to an understanding of one of the most difficult but important writers of our time.

'an authoritative and symphathetic introduction to Balthasar...'
The Rt Revd Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester, Church Times
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Translated by R.J. Daly and F. Lawrence
Edited by M. Kehl and W. Loser
A selection of 112 representative texts affording a comprehensive view of the key themes of von Balthasar’s life and work.

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The Mystery of Christ and the Mission of the Priest
Power, Dermot
Hans Urs von Balthasar's writings have pastoral implications that even now are barely recognised and hardly developed. Here a pastorally experienced theologian, who knew von Balthasar personally, unfolds this pastoral dimension for the first time. Integrating Christology and Ecclesiology with the profound spirituality that for von Balthasar is inseparable from authentic theology, Fr Power demonstrates the paradoxical grandeur and weakness of the Catholic priesthood. He highlights the roles of the Catholic priest as servant, bridegroom, shepherd, victim, teacher, prophet, celebrant and minister of reconciliation. At a time when many priests feel their identity called into question, this book offers new hope for the renewal of the priesthood in the Catholic Church.

The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Riches, John (Ed.)

Examines the whole range of von Balthasar’s theology and provides a clear introduction to his work.

A Theological Style
Scola, Angelo
Translated by John Tedeschi

Bishop Angelo Scola introduces the distinctive form which shapes von Balthasar's theology and is the key to his theological vision.

David L. Schindler
Three Stories
By Bernanos, Georges
Georges Bernanos was the author of the modern literary and religious classic, Diary of a Country Priest, in which he explored the Christian mystery of redemption through love. According to Hans Urs von Balthasar, Bernanos is a key figure for our times in the relationship between theology and literature. In this selection of Bernanos’ most significant works — Joan: Heretic and Saint, Sermon of an Agnostic on the Feast of St Thérèse, and Dialogues of the Carmelites — we find theological and psychological insight interwoven with a profound sense of historical drama: a masterly exploration of heroic innocence in a group of extraordinary Christian women.

Gardner, Lucy, Moss, David, Quash, Ben and Ward, Graham
With a Foreword by Fergus Kerr and an Afterword by Rowan Williams

In an age when theology appears fragmented as never before, this volume intends to show how von Balthasar is one of the very few contemporary theologians to have demonstrated how the patterns and resources of the Christian tradition have extraordinary pertinence today. The authors represent a new generation of Anglican theologians sympathetic to von Balthasar’s thought, exploring it both in order to discover its fundamental dynamics and to see how it may be brought into new dialogues.

'Framed by Fergus Kerr's urbane positioning of Balthasar's theology in relation to neo-scholasticism and the nouvelle théologie, and Rowan William's masterful meditation on the difficulty of thinking difference, and situated neither for nor against, but within Balthasar's heady theology, the three extended essays in this book offer richly complex and fascinatingly convergent reflections on the drama of the gendered body as divine analogy. They are the fruit of a new theology for a new millennium, after modernity, espying in the temporalities of the flesh the gift and promise of the trinitarian life, that re-enchants the world and lights up the sky.'
Dr Gerard Loughlin, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

A Guide Through Balthasar's Dramatics
Nichols OP, Aidan

Following his acclaimed Guide Through Balthasar's Aesthetics, Aidan Nichols summarizes and illuminates the five volume series Theo-Drama, which develops the heart of Balthasar's theological theory - his exploration of the Good and of the dramatic interplay of finite and infinite freedom. Theo-Drama builds upon the earlier achievement of The Glory of the Lord and transcends it, opening up new horizons for theological and cultural reflection in the twenty-first century. Aidan Nichols' succinct commentary enables the reader to grasp the main themes of one of the most important theological works in several generations. Available December 1999.

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