Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought Paperback

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Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought

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In "Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought, " Jennifer Newsome Martin offers the first systematic treatment and evaluation of the Swiss Catholic theologian's complex relation to modern speculative Russian religious philosophy. Her constructive analysis proceeds through Balthasar's critical reception of Vladimir Soloviev, Nicholai Berdyaev, and Sergei Bulgakov with respect to theological aesthetics, myth, eschatology, and Trinitarian discourse and examines how Balthasar adjudicates both the possibilities and the limits of theological appropriation, especially considering the degree to which these Russian thinkers have been influenced by German Idealism and Romanticism. Martin argues that Balthasar's creative reception and modulation of the thought of these Russian philosophers is indicative of a broad speculative tendency in his work that deserves further attention. In this respect, Martin consciously challenges the prevailing view of Balthasar as a fundamentally conservative or nostalgic thinker. In her discussion of the relation between tradition and theological speculation, Martin also draws upon the understudied relation between Balthasar and F. W. J. Schelling, especially as Schelling's form of Idealism was passed down through the Russian thinkers. In doing so, she persuasively recasts Balthasar as an ecumenical, creatively anti-nostalgic theologian hospitable to the richness of contributions from extra-magisterial and non-Catholic sources. "With her "Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought," Jennifer Newsome Martin has produced an accomplished, literate, and original contribution that is much needed in Balthasar scholarship. To my knowledge, this is the only text on Balthasar and three important Russian Orthodox thinkers--Soloviev, Berdyaev, and Bulgakov--who engaged ancient Christianity with modern philosophical currents. Additionally, Martin brings to light aspects of Balthasar's theological method that go beyond Balthasar's own importance to broader issues in theology." --Anthony C. Sciglitano, Seton Hall University

Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought by Jennifer Newsome Martin was published by University of Notre Dame Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought is 9780268035365.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press (October 2015)
Weight525g
Number of Pages320
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780268035365
ISBN-100268035369
Product Code4342680
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