Inspiring and profound are terms often attributed to the theology of von Balthasar. Benedict XVI said of his work, “His theological reflection maintains intact, to this day, a profound timeliness and leads many to penetrate ever more into the profundity of the mystery of faith”. This course begins an exploration of his work. There is consideration of the Trilogy: Herrlichkeit, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic; the influence of Ignatius Loyola and Adrienne von Speyr; and the place of Mary. Not a course for the faint-hearted, von Balthasar’s work is at times dense and complex but the rewards are beyond price.
1 year of theology, at least three theology courses.