Study the essential wisdom of one of the greatest theologians of the last century—Hans Urs von Balthasar. 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.
In this collection, you’ll find 27 volumes that sample the breadth of von Balthasar’s remarkable ability to address diverse and relevant topics. Examine his treatises on fellow theologians such as Henri de Lubac and Karl Barth. Walk with him through the mysteries of the Rosary and meditate on the Apostle’s Creed. Delve into his treasure trove of meditations and reflections on Mass readings, prayer, the writings of the great saints, and more.
Hans Urs von Balthasar is lauded equally by Catholics and Protestants for his theological works and his response to Western modernism. Read his extensive writings on the laity and on engaging the modern world with faith, and gain insight from his reflections on his own work in the 1993 volume, My Work: In Retrospect.
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Don’t forget to include the original Hans Urs von Balthasar Collection (21 vols.) in your library!
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. He studied in Vienna, Berlin, and Zurich, and completed his doctorate in German literature in 1928. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and hundreds of articles. Although the Balthasar’s studies are diverse and scattered, his theology and philosophies are stirring, practical, and profound. He was drawn towards the spiritual and mystical theology of the Church Fathers, deferring to Scripture and patristic writers to answer modernist and neo-scholastic questions. During his life, he was both a diocesan priest and a Jesuit instructor. He was nominated to be a cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II himself, but Balthasar died two days before his ceremony.