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Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory, Vol. 1: Prolegomena by Hans Urs von Balthasar
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.68" Height: 1.69" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date May 13, 2004
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series Theo-Drama - Theological Dramati
Series Number 1
ISBN 0898701856 ISBN13 9780898701852
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More About Hans Urs Von Balthasar & Dr Graham Harrison
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.
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The first step into a different world Feb 10, 2001
On of the mainissues of the Work of Balthasar is the desire to liberate the theology from its narrow constructed house. He was of the opinion that the greek philosophy does not give the sufficient categories to understand in depth the salvation mystery as made trough the living God. Therefore he tried to retell the whole drama of salvation, the drama of Gods encarnation, the drama of the relation between God and every single person, with the help of the theatral categories.
This first volume of the five volume work "Theodrama" is an introduccion to understand and know the categories. Balthasar works trough the whole history of dramaturgia since the very beginning more than 2500 years ago and passes trough an amount of authors uptil the midst of the 20th century. As always Balthasar normally read all the written work of an author. He analieses their works in their usability to offer categories for the development of the "Theodrama".
It is important to be beware that for the theologican Balthasar is to find and develop an analogy from the categories of the dramatic world to get the possiblity to explain better the drama of God with the world. There are no identity between this categories and the drama of God.
"Theodramatic" is maybe the most important contribution Balthasars to the theology and it is highly recommended to read the five volumes.