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The Glory of the Lord Seeing the Form A Theological Aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Fessio

The Glory of the Lord Seeing the Form A Theological Aesthetics



The Glory of the Lord Seeing the Form A Theological Aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Fessio

This text opens with a critical review of developments in Protestant and Catholic theology since the Reformation which have led to the steady neglect of aesthetics in Christian theology. Then, von Balthasar turns to the central theme of the volume, the question of theological knowledge. He re-examines the nature of Christian believing, drawing widely on such theological figures as Anselm, Pascal and Newman.

About the Author

Hans Urs von Balthasar was the author of innumerable theological works including The Glory of the Lord (T&T Clark). He was also the spiritual leader of a religious community in Basel, Switzerland.

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Publication date

1st May 1983


Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Fessio

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


692 pages


Christian theology
Philosophy: aesthetics



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