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Mary for Today [Paperback]

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Item description for Mary for Today by Hans Urs Von Balthasar...

The acclaimed theologian von Balthasar gathers from the Sacred Scriptures and the richest tradition of the Church the elements of a portrait which shows Mary's place and her relevance for today.

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Studio: Ignatius Press
Pages   75
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.26" Width: 4.78" Height: 0.27"
Weight:   0.22 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1988
Publisher   Ignatius Press
ISBN  0898701902  
ISBN13  9780898701906  

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More About Hans Urs Von Balthasar

Hans Urs Von Balthasar Hans Urs von Balthasar was the author of innumerable theological works including The Glory of the Lord (T&T Clark). He was also the spiritual leader of a religious community in Basel, Switzerland. Robert J. Daly, S.J., Emeritus Professor of Theology at Boston College, is the author of Christian Sacrifice" and The Origins of the Christian Doctrine of Sacrifice. "His recent articles, mostly in Theological Studies," have focused on Eucharist, sacrifice, and atonement.

Hans Urs Von Balthasar was born in 1905 and died in 1988.

Hans Urs Von Balthasar has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)
  2. Communio Book
  3. Communio Book
  4. Communio Books
  5. Explorations in Theology
  6. Glory of the Lord
  7. Glory of the Lord; V. 3
  8. Theo-Drama
  9. Theo-Logic
  10. Theo-Logic S

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Vibrant Meditation on Mary  Aug 16, 2003
Hans Urs von Balthasar merits the acclaim of those who view him as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century because he exhibits the quintessential combination of the great theologian: depth of traditional devotion combined with intellectual brilliance seasoned with common sense. In this small book, he shows us the crucial role of Mary for all Christians as the one who defines what the Church is and the one who directs us to Jesus. For Christians to understand their circumstances as individuals and as Church, Mary is essential as the model of the first disciple. Balthasar captures her singular role when he quotes her words in the Gospel: "'Do whatever he tells you.' Perhaps nowhere is Mary's whole cast of mind more present than in this saying" (p. 63). All Christians should listen.
Mary for Today: A Book Review  Apr 16, 2001
In his book Mary for Today, von Balthasar describes Mary's status and relevance in the Catholic Church by gathering quotes from scripture and theological tradition. Mary is referred to in both prophecies and figures in the Old and New Testaments. Mary is a very important icon of the Catholic Church. She is regarded as one of the most important beings in the Catholic Church. She represents motherhood, marriage, faith, mercy, purity, and has been venerated for many centuries. She is known as the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of God. Mary is special because she is a human person who is chosen by God to bear his son. She represents the perfection and elevation of a human being by grace.

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