The Systematic Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar

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The Systematic Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar

An Irenaean Retrieval

Is there a single driving force unifying the diverse writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar? Kevin Mongrain points to von Balthasar’s retrieval of Irenaeus of Lyons. In Irenaeus, von Balthasar found inspiration for a genuinely Christian theology that resists the recurring danger of gnosticism while honoring the Mystery of God.

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"This comprehensive, erudite, and sophisticated study is one of the best published works on the subject in any language."
Cyril J. O'Regan, University of Notre Dame

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"This important study is, as far as I know, the best comprehensive account of von Balthasar's thought in any language."
George Lindbeck, Professor Emeritus, Yale University


"This comprehensive, erudite, and sophisticated study is one of the best published works on the subject in any language."
Cyril J. O'Regan, University of Notre Dame

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"This important study is, as far as I know, the best comprehensive account of von Balthasar's thought in any language."
George Lindbeck, Professor Emeritus, Yale University

9780824519278
Paperback / 256 pages
HERDER & HERDER, 2002

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