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The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

Nicholas J. Healy

Abstract

This book represents a study of the meaning of "the end" in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, that highlights both the originality and the fruitfulness of his vision of a reciprocal drama between God and the world. The argument of the book can be summed up simply: being -creaturely being and trinitarian being -unveils its final countenance as love in the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. After setting forth three basic problems inherent in Christian eschatology, Healy introduces Balthasar's trinitarian perspective: eschatology is concerned with the life of the Trinity, as revealed ... More

Keywords: eschatology, Trinity, Eucharist, Holy Spirit, analogy, being, Thomas Aquinas, metaphysics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199278369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas J. Healy, author
Director of the Austrian Program and Assistant Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University
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