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By Christopher D. Denny

Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of many preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology within the smooth period, built a theological global suffused through the literary, a imaginative and prescient carried throughout over sixteen volumes of his magnum opus. A beneficiant Symphony deals 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 will be manifested outdoors the canonical barriers of Christian culture. The constitution of A beneficiant Symphony is a chronological presentation of the Balthasarian canon of inventive literature, which permits readers to determine how social and ancient pursuits advisor Balthasar’s readings within the pre-Christian, medieval, and sleek eras. whereas different books have tested the systematic theology of Balthasar, this booklet will study the real query of the way scholars of literature, like Balthasar, will be remodeled into theologians by way of getting to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers trap fireplace . . .” referred to as “the 10000 places.” Balthasar’s deep funding within the strong point of Christian revelation is underlined, whereas, whilst, his aesthetic sympathies reason him to speculate literature with ‘quasi-sacramental’ status.

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