That all men may be saved with a short discourse on hell, is an excellent introduction into the question universal salvation. Why shouldnt hoping, praying, and working for the salvation of all be among the means by. Mar 28, 2016 the testament of a great theologian on something which is most personal and interior, contemplative prayer. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. For that reason this book by an internationally recognized theologian, given an assist by a competent and readable translation, rates as a long overdue and important volume which the faithful need and want. Our entire task in this life, dear brothers, consists in healing the eyes of the heart so they may be able to see god. He shows how that interaction of the divine with the human reveals the meaning of true freedom that man is always hungering for but often strives after in wrong and dangerous ways. Balthasar studied philosophy at the universities of. He wrote over one hundred books, including prayer, heart of the world, mary for today, love alone is credible, mysterium paschale. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading prayer. He fondly remembered quiet, deeply moving early masses on my own. Writing over 100 books and articles, he was devoted to addressing spiritual and practical issues of his time and resisted reductionism and the human focus of modernity, wanting christians to challenge modern and philosophical assumptions.
Balthasar rejected combining the two kinds of texts. He was also the spiritual leader of a religious community in basel, switzerland. It is the purpose of this article to introduce some of the themes of balthasars work. Jesus prayer, translated by lucia wiedenhover longwood, fl. He wrote over 60 works of theology, spirituality and philosophy, including his great trilogy. It is in christs incarnation and resurrection that the joining of god and the world in the. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and hundreds of articles. He fondly remembered quiet, deeply moving early masses on my own in the choir of the franciscan church in lucerne. As a young man, he had considered a career in music or literature, and he was an accomplished pianist. For a long time now, critique has reigned supreme, and orthodoxy has been an empty standard in academic theology. Volume ii offers a series of studies of figures from the earlier period of christian theology irenaeus, augustine, denys, anselm, and bonaventura. From the persons of the trinity through the incarnation to the church and the very structure of the human person, this book is a powerful synthesis of what prayer is and how to pray. Balthasar argues that hell is a real possibility, however, there is good reason to hope that in the end, all people may be saved.
Representation was for him, as karlheinmenkz e describes, a bridging concept between the im. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias. A receptive, humble silence is the way of prayer which allows the seedword to be sown. The book is thoroughly christological and that thick foundation makes the book and prayer come alive. A journal of catholic thought and culture winter 2008. The glory of god and the human creature in karl barth. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Named a cardinal by pope john paul ii, he died shortly before being formally inducted into the college of cardinals.
Kevin unpicks why that is not quite right and connects with what balthasar has to say about protestantism. It stands for the renewal of theology in continuity with the living christian tradition, the continuing dialogue of all believers, past and present, as if all were simultaneously in the circle. He studied at universities in vienna, berlin, and zurich and his doctorate was completed in. Griffiths focuses on two elements of pitsticks distillation of the tradition. He grew up in the faith, with a pious mother who, he writes, day by day went to mass down the steep path from our house. The testament of a great theologian on something which is most personal and interior, contemplative prayer. Griffiths makes a very convincing case that she fails. One has to do with the purpose of christs descent, while the. Theological studies 57 1996 balthasar and rahnero n the spiritual senses stephen fields,s j. The award in 1987 of the wolfgang amadeus mozart prize in innsbruck was the rounding off of a life whose secret passion had been music. Please read our short guide how to send a book to kindle. Historical contexts and intellectual formation 2015 j. May 20, 2014 he died and met god, and he wasnt ready.277 271 853 983 298 1202 1329 448 280 608 1381 733 765 1382 356 712 459 1338 382 954 250 342 432 291 1171 161 762 650 1189 1124 501 997 294 520 1432 369 82 864 92 357 1384 671 132 963 423