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Love Alone Is Credible

, 2004
ISBN: 9780898708813


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In Hans Urs von Balthasar’s masterwork, The Glory of the Lord, the great theologian used the term “theological aesthetic” to describe what he believed to the most accurate method of interpreting the concept of divine love, as opposed to approaches founded on historical or scientific grounds. In this newly translated book, Balthasar delves deeper into this exploration of what love means, what makes the divine love of God, and how we must become lovers of God in the footsteps of saints like Francis de Sales, John of the Cross, and Thérèse of Lisieux.

Based in the theological aesthetic form, Love Alone is Credible brings a fresh perspective on an oft-explored subject. This is nothing less than a deeply insightful and profound theological meditation that serves to both deepen and inform the faith of the believer.

Having this volume in Logos gives you unprecedented ways to study the theology of Balthasar. With just a click, you can perform powerful word studies, explore cross-references and footnotes, open theological dictionaries, encyclopedias, lectionaries, the Church Fathers, and much more.

  • Explores God’s divine love and what love means for us
  • Builds upon previous ideas of love in Balthasar’s earlier works
  • Discusses the importance of becoming lovers of God
  • The Cosmological Reduction
  • The Anthropological Reduction
  • The Third Way of Love
  • The Failures of Love
  • Love Must Be Perceived
  • Love As Revelation
  • Love As Justification and Faith
  • Love As Deed
  • Love As Form
  • Love As the Light of the World
  • Title: Love Alone Is Credible
  • Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Print Publication Date: 2004
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: God (Christianity) › Love; Love › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780898708813, 0898708818
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:24:59Z

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988) was a Swiss Roman Catholic theologian. Along with Karl Rahner, Balthasar is one of the most important Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century.


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  1. Br Damien-Joseph OSB
    Balthasar seeks to build his own argument for the existence of a loving God, first addressing the weaknesses in cosmological and anthropological arguments, and then spending the rest of his work discussing love: love as revelation, love as justification, love as deed, etc. It's a short book worth reading and highlighting and is very quotable. Read it and discuss it with others, because there is little hermeneutic to make this treatise presently useful besides as intellectual stimulation and theological poetry.


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