Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Eschatology as Communion
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 244
Width: 14.6 cm
Height: 22.4 cm
The unifying centre of Nicholas J. Healy's book is an analysis, in dialogue with the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas, of Balthasar's understanding of the analogy of being. This discussion of analogy is framed by an interpretation of Balthasar's trinitarian eschatology. Healy shows that the ultimate form of the end, and thus the measure of all that is meant by eschatology, is given in Christ's eucharistic and pneumatic gift of himself - a gift that simultaneously lays bare the mystery of God's trinitarian life and enables Christ to 'return' to the Father in communion with the whole of creation.
very fine book...Highly recommended. * Rodney Howsare, Theology * This book is a thought-provoking read * Gerard Mannion, Theological Book Review * The elegance of Healy's prose is...a welcome aid to the reader: few texts so effortlessly sound the bass note of the Balthasarian fugue. * Cyrus P Olsen, The Journal of Theological Studies * Some time ago, I consulted this book in thesis form in the Duke Humphrey Library in Oxford...I am no less excited now that it has appeared as a book, elegant both in form and content, by turn passionate and lyrical * Reviews in Religion and Theology * a solid contribution to our appreciation of the intentions of the author of the Theo-Drama * Francesca Aran Murphy, Scottish Journal of Theology *