Theo-Logic, Volume 3/Epilogue



These volumes complete the English translation of the major works of one of the greatest and most perplexing theologians of the 20th century. Born in 1905 to a Swiss Catholic family, Hans Urs von Balthasar showed even in childhood remarkable gifts as a pianist and student of philosophy and literature. He joined the Jesuit order in 1929, and he found the textbook theology he was forced to study hopelessly boring. His attitude toward theology began to change when he went to France and came into contact with Henri de Lubac and other “new theologians” who were getting behind the textbooks to rediscover the church fathers—though Balthasar spent more time translating French literature into German than studying theology.

 

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