Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Occasional Von Balthasar Quote

This semester I'm taking a course in the theology of Von Balthasar. This means you just might see me throwing up a quote of his now and then in the coming months. Like now!:

“Christ did not leave the Father when he became man to bring all creation to fulfillment; and neither does the Christian need to leave his center in Christ in order to mediate him to the world, to understand his relation to the world, to build a bridge between revelation and nature, philosophy and theology.”

"Theology and Sanctity."


Blogger Matthew Fish said...

Yes! Mark, I'm pumped you're taking the class. Who's teaching it? Enjoy! And here's a link about Balthasar and the Exercises:

Hope to see you before entrance day!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Joe said...


Excellent! I hope you'll be able to give us a Cliffs Notes-like "compare & contrast" between Rahner & von Balthasar.

(Interesting that both were the products of Jesuit formation!)



12:43 AM  
Blogger Joe said...


When you wrap the course up, maybe you could give us a brief comepare-and-contrast Cliffs Notes thing on Rahner & von Balthasar.



P.S. Interesting how both were the products of Jesuit formation...

12:45 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

I like the little I know of von Balthasar ... posted something about him and his view on hell a while ago - enjoy the class :-)

4:02 AM  

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