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THEO 7660 Hans Urs von Balthasar (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Hans Urs von Balthasar is one of the greatest and most controversial figures of Catholic theology in the twentieth century. This seminar will explore his ecumenical mediation of the debate between Erich Przywara and Karl Barth; his development of a theological aesthetics in critical dialogue with Martin Heidegger; his elaboration of a theological dramatics in critical dialogue with G. W. F. Hegel; his method of retrieving various spiritual, cultural, and doctrinal sources; his Christology, Trinitarian theology, and anthropology; and several positive and critical receptions of his work.

Instructor(s): Andrew Prevot

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17