Obstacles to Reading Scripture in Modernity: Von Balthasar’s Response

Hans Urs von Balthasar’s theological aesthetics {are} a remedy for the breakdown in modern biblical exegesis and the groundwork of an approach to revelation that allows the glory of God to show forth in all of its splendor. In the first b … [Read more...]

Credible Communion: The Witness of Apostolic Religious Life

When the Church has been humiliated and vilified by public scandal ... I suggest we need to shift our focus to Christ.   Introduction “How can you write anything credible about the witness of religious life today?” I was asked by a disil … [Read more...]

The Role of Faith in Culture

TRAGEDY UNDER GRACE: REINHOLD SCHNEIDER ON THE EXPERIENCE OF THE WEST. By Hans Urs von Balthasar (A Communio Book; Ignatius Press, P.O. Box 1339, Ft. Collins, Colo. 80522,1997) 295 pp. PB $11.95.

What should a person of deep culture but no faith do when realization of the West’s spiritual collapse suddenly dawns in his mind and becomes an unshakable conviction? Should he retreat to the protected groves of academe and protest against … [Read more...]