Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Renewal with God Before Us”

Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth

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Christian Meditation with Dr. Anthony Lilles, S.T.D.

Dr. Anthony Lilles Hans Urs Von Balthasar podcast
With Dr. Anthony Lilles, we discuss the first chapter of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christian Mediation. Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth is a series of conversations with noted theological scholars about the life and teachings of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar who is considered to be one of the most ...
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<em>Christian Meditation</em> with  Dr. Anthony Lilles pt. 2 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
With Dr. Anthony Lilles, we discuss section 2 of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christian Mediation ...
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<em>Christian Meditation</em> with  Dr. Anthony Lilles pt. 3 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
With Dr. Anthony Lilles, we continue our discussion of section 2 of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christian Mediation ...
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<em>Christian Meditation</em> with  Dr. Anthony Lilles pt. 4 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
 Section 3  - "Union" of Christian Meditation With Dr. Anthony Lilles, we discuss section 3 of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christian Mediation. Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth is a series of conversations with noted theological scholars about the life and teachings of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar who is ...
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<em>Christian Meditation</em> with  Dr. Anthony Lilles pt. 5 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
Section 3 (continued)  - "Union" of Christian Meditation With Dr. Anthony Lilles, we continue our discussion on section 3 of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christian Mediation. Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth is a series of conversations with noted theological scholars about the life and teachings of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von ...
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A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen with Dr. Angela Franks, Ph.D.

<em>A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen</em> with  Dr. Angela Franks pt. 1 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
 A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen with Dr. Angela Franks - pt. 1 With Dr. Angela Franks, we begin our discussion with an understanding of where we are today and why there is a crisis of identity.  She will discuss Balthasar's emphasis on the importance of thinking with the Church and ...
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<em>A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen</em> with  Dr. Angela Franks pt. 2 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
 A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen with Dr. Angela Franks - pt. 2 With Dr. Angela Franks, we continue our discussion on the truth of the uniqueness of each person and the danger of the "-isms" of modernity to depersonalize and devalue humanity.   Among other things, Dr. Franks speaks on ...
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The Moment of Christian Witness with Dr. Rodney Howsare, Ph.D.

<em>The Moment of Christian Witness</em> with  Dr. Rodney Howsare pt. 1 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
With Dr. Rodney Howsare Ph.D., we begin with a conversation about Hans Urs von Balthasar and his analysis of the thought of Karl Rahner S.J. and those who followed after him. We then discuss the meaning of what Balthasar calls "the Decisive Moment." ...
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<em>The Moment of Christian Witness</em> with  Dr. Rodney Howsare pt. 2 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
The Moment of Christian Witness with Dr. Rodney Howsare Ph.D. - pt. 2 With Dr. Rodney Howsare Ph.D., we continue with a conversation of Hans Urs von Balthasar's The Moment of Christian Witness and the first section of the book entitled "The Decisive Moment."  Among other topics, the Christian sense of mission and the nature of Christian love are discussed ...
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<em>The Moment of Christian Witness</em> with  Dr. Rodney Howsare pt. 3 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
 The Moment of Christian Witness with Dr. Rodney Howsare Ph.D. - pt. 3 With Dr. Rodney Howsare, Ph.D., we continue our conversation on The Moment of Christian Witness.  We explore in-depth section two of the book discussing various philosophical systems, such as those proposed by Kant and Marx, and their effect on the human person ...
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<em>The Moment of Christian Witness</em> with  Dr. Rodney Howsare pt. 4 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
 The Moment of Christian Witness with Dr. Rodney Howsare Ph.D. - pt. 4 With Dr. Rodney Howsare, Ph.D., Moment of Christian Witness Balthasar Rodney Howsare Podcast Kris McGregor we continue our conversation on The Moment of Christian Witness.  We discuss the Ernstfall as the form of Christian life, as well as the importance of discerning the sign of the times, the common good, and the sacrifice of the Cross.  Any era the Christian lives in, when they go into the world, they cannot leave any aspect of the faith behind. Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth is a series of conversations with noted theological scholars about the life and teachings of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar who is considered to be one of the most important Catholic intellectuals and writers of the twentieth century. Find the paperback book here Find the e-book here From the book description: Hans Urs von Balthasar puts his ...
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You Must Become Like This Child with Sr. Gill Goulding, C.J,. Ph.D.

<em>Unless You Become Like This Child</em> with  Sr. Gill Goulding, C.J., Ph.D.  pt. 1 - "Balthasar: Beauty, Goodness, Truth" Podcast
With Sr. Gill Goulding, C.J., Ph.D., we discuss one of the last books written by Hans Urs Von Balthasar on the theme of spiritual childhood. He puts forth his conviction that the central mystery of Christianity is our transformation from world-wise, self-sufficient "adults" into abiding children of the Father of Jesus by the grace of their Spirit ...
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Audio and text excerpts from Christian Meditation

Introduction - an excerpt from <em>Christian Meditation</em>

Introduction – an excerpt from Christian Meditation

The dimensions of Christian meditation develop from God's having completed his self-revelation in two directions: God speaks out of his ...
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The Mediating Word 1  - an excerpt from <em>Christian Meditation</em>

The Mediating Word 1 – an excerpt from Christian Meditation

It is not we who force a knowledge of the Absolute for ourselves by means of techniques under our control ...
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The Mediating Word 2  - an excerpt from <em>Christian Meditation</em>

The Mediating Word 2 – an excerpt from Christian Meditation

Hence, basically, Christian meditation can be nothing but loving, reflective, obedient contemplation of him who is God’s self-expression. He is ...
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The Mediating Word 3  - an excerpt from <em>Christian Meditation</em>

The Mediating Word 3 – an excerpt from Christian Meditation

Everything about Jesus is Word. This includes his silence before human tribunals, his being scourged and spat upon. Above all, ...
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Introduction to Meditation 1  - an excerpt from <em>Christian Meditation</em>

Introduction to Meditation 1 – an excerpt from Christian Meditation

If we want to hear something we must prepare ourselves to perceive by being still. If we ourselves are talking, ...
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On Balthasar

Hans Urs von Balthasar has placed his vast knowledge at the service of an intellectus fidei, so that it might show to modern man the splendor of truth that emanates from Jesus Christ. . . . He has dedicated his whole life to theological research as a loving contemplation of God and a service to the Church.

From Address on the Occasion of the Conferral of the International Paul VI Prize to Hans Urs von Balthasar, June 23, 1984

I had the joy of knowing and associating with this renowned Swiss theologian. I am convinced that his theological reflections preserve their freshness and profound relevance undiminished to this day and that they incite many others to penetrate ever further into the depths of the mystery of the Faith, with such an authoritative guide leading them by the hand.

The work of Balthasar is without doubt one of the most impressive theological projects of the past hundred years. Anyone not interested in Balthasar is not interested in theology.

Late Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus, Founder and Editor, First Things

An outstanding example of Biblical theology that is both useful for the laity and faithful to the Church.

Speaking about You Have Words of Eternal Life

If prayed with and discussed openly among seminary formators, this book, Priestly Spirituality, carries the potential to reground all contemporary priestly formation in deep intimacy with the mysteries of Christ. Von Balthasar, in his usual radical way, starkly points the seminarian and priest toward Christ and His loving obedience to the Father, an intimacy that the priest must personally participate in if he is to shepherd people and lead them to life giving water.

Reading von Balthasar’s trilogy provides an extraordinary education in many of the pathways of Catholic theology, filled with important insights that cannot be found elsewhere.

Taken from The Achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar