Existence as Prayer Hardback

The Consciousness of Christ in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

by Mark L Yenson;

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Existence as Prayer

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Existence as Prayer: The Consciousness of Christ in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar explores a major and controversial aspect of the thought of the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, the question of Christ's human consciousness. Although this issue is often cited in studies of Balthasar's theology, Mark L. Yenson analyzes it as a nexus for understanding the broader dynamics of Christology, Trinitarian theology, anthropology, and metaphysics in Balthasar's works. Rather than providing mere exposition, Yenson sets Balthasar's approach to Christ's consciousness against the background of the Council of Chalcedon and its reception, culminating in the all-embracing Christological vision of the great Byzantine thinker Maximus the Confessor. Balthasar's groundbreaking study of Maximus, Cosmic Liturgy, is shown to provide some important keys to Balthasar's later thought, and reveals Maximus as a vital resource for modern Christology. While this study is a significant contribution to the critical discussion of Balthasar's work, it will also serve as a valuable resource for anyone engaged in Christology.
It will be extremely useful in advanced courses on Balthasar, classical Christology and its reception, and contemporary Christological questions.

Existence as Prayer by Mark L Yenson was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in December 2013. The ISBN for Existence as Prayer is 9781433122132.

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Details for Existence as Prayer

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (December 2013)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages231
Thickness18 mm
Height230 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4266838
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