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The Glory of the Lord, vol. III: Lay Styles
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The Glory of the Lord, vol. III: Lay Styles


Ignatius, Crossroad 1986

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In this volume, von Balthasar turns to the works of the lay theologians, the poets, and the philosopher theologians who have kept alive the grand tradition of Christian theology in writings formally very different from the works of the Fathers and the great Scholastics. This volume contains studies of Dante, John of the Cross, Pascal, Hamann, Soloviev, Hopkins, and Peguy.

With the Logos edition the reader has an abundance of resources that offer applicable and insightful material for their study. You can easily search the subject of theological aesthetics to access an assortment of useful resources and perspectives from a variety of pastors and theologians.

Key Features

  • Examines the nature of ‘glory’ in the context of Western metaphysics
  • Compares our results with ‘glory’ in both the Old and the New Testaments
  • Sketches the manner in which our study leads on into an ecumenical theology

Praise for the Print Edition

Balthasar’s most important works, at least in his own eyes, are not his writings but his foundations.

—Peter Henrici

. . . meeting Balthasar was for me the beginning of a lifelong friendship I can only be thankful for. Never again have I found anyone with such a comprehensive theological and humanistic education as Balthasar . . . and I cannot even begin to say how much I owe to my encounter with him.

—Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

Product Details

  • Title: The Glory of the Lord, vol. III: Lay Styles
  • Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 500

About Hans Urs von Balthasar

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988) was a Swiss theologian, considered to be one of the most important Catholic intellectuals and writers of the twentieth century. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and hundreds of articles. He was nominated to be a cardinal of the Catholic Church, but died two days before his ceremony.