Jesus Is Catholic | From In The Fullness of Faith:
On the Centrality of the Distinctively Catholic | "Jesus must be Catholic, otherwise his Church, which follows
him and is promised his fullness, could not be called Catholic. Being Catholic means embracing everything, leaving nothing out."
Church Authority and the Petrine Element | From In The Fullness of Faith:
On the Centrality of the Distinctively Catholic | Nothing is plainer, nothing is more evident, than that in the Catholic realm the
authority exercised in the Church of the Word and Sacrament is both form and content
The Cross--For Us | From A Short Primer For Unsettled Laymen |
"Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection."
The Conquest of the Bride | From Heart of the World |
This little volume will come as a surprise even to avid readers of Father von Balthasar's other translated works.
A Theology of Anxiety | From The Christian and Anxiety |
One would not miss the mark if one were to describe Kierkegaard's lucid and equally profound study of the "concept of anxiety"
as the first and last attempt to come to terms theologically with his subject.
"Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary" |
From Credo: Meditations on the Apostles' Creed | In the months before his sudden death, Father von Balthasar was
writing a series of reflections on the twelve articles of the Apostles' Creed. These texts, undoubtedly among the last
things he wrote, take on the character of a legacy, a spiritual testament.
Unity, Plurality, and the Papacy |
From the Introduction to The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church | "Our main aim," wrote Father von Balthasar about this defense
of the papacy, "is to argue theologically, and adhering as closely as possible to the gospel of Jesus Christ, that the role of the office of
Peter--even as defined at Vatican I!--is both indispensable and, at the same time, relative."
Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Tarot | A Review of Meditations on
the Tarot by Anonymous (Valentin Tomberg) | by Stratford Caldecott | Was Swiss theologian Father Hans Urs von Balthasar--acclaimed by
both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI--a closet New Ager who dabbled in the occult?
Love Alone is Believable: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Apologetics | by
Fr. John R. Cihak | One of von Balthasar's key insights into how God incites man with his divine love is to encourage the non-believer
to ponder his encounters with beauty in the world, especially as found in human love.
Balthasar and Anxiety: Methodological and Phenomenological Considerations | by
Fr. John R. Cihak | The following paper was presented at the International Convention on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Birth of
Hans Urs von Balthasar, October 7, 2005, at Lateran University in Rome.
Reading von Balthasar Together | An Interview with Adam Janke | A new
online reading group provides readers from hither and beyond an opportunity to read, study, and discuss together online von Balthasar's
Doctor, Convert, and Mystic | The Life and Work of Adrienne von Speyr |
Adrienne von Speyr (1902-1967) was a contemporary Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor, and author of over sixty books
on spirituality and theology. She entered the Church under the direction of Father von Balthasar.