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Ignatius Press is the predominant publisher of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s writings in English, having now published over sixty of his books since the early 1980s. Here is a complete listing of Balthasar’s books translated and published by Ignatius Press.

Bernanos: An Ecclessial Existence
The Christian and Anxiety
Christian Meditation
The Christian State of Life
Cosmic Liturgy: The Universe According to Maximus the Confessor
Credo: Meditations on the Apostles' Creed
Dare We Hope "That All Men Be Saved"?
Does Jesus Know Us?
First Glance at Adrienne Von Speyr
The Grain of Wheat: Aphorisms
Heart of the World
In the Fullness of Faith: On the Centrality of the Distinctively Catholic
The Laity in the Life of the Counsels: The Church's Mission in the World
Light of the Word: Brief Reflections on the Sunday Readings
Love Alone is Credible
Mary for Today
Mary, The Church at the Source (with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
The Moment of Christian Witness
My Work
Mysterium Paschale: The Mystery of Easter
New Elucidations
The Office of Peter And the Structure of the Church
Our Task
Paul Struggles with His Congregation: The Pastoral Message of the Letters to the Corinthians
Presence and Thought: An Essay on the Religious Philosophy of Gregory of Nyssa
Principles of Christian Morality
Razing the Bastions: On the Church in this Age
Scandal of the Incarnation: Irenaeus Against the Heresies
Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen
Test Everything: Hold Fast to What Is Good
Theology of Henri De Lubac
Theology of History
Theology of Karl Barth
The Threefold Garland
Tragedy Under Grace: Reinhold Schneider on the Experience of the West
Truth Is Symphonic: Aspects of Christian Pluralism
Two Sisters in the Spirit: Thérèse of Lisieux and Elizabeth of the Trinity
Unless You Become Like This Child
You Crown the Year With Your Goodness: Sermons Throughout the Liturgical Year
You Have Words of Eternal Life: Scripture Meditations

Explorations in Theology

Explorations in Theology: Word Made Flesh, vol 1
Explorations in Theology: Spouse of the Word, vol 2
Explorations in Theology: Creator Spirit, vol 3
Explorations in Theology: Spirit and Institution, vol 4

The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics

Volume I: Seeing the Form
Volume II: Clerical Styles
Volume III: Lay Styles
Volume IV: The Realm of Metaphysics in Antiquity
Volume V: The Realm of Metaphysics in the Modern Age
Volume VI: Theology: The Old Covenant
Volume VII: Theology: The New Covenant


Volume I: The Truth of the World
Volume II: Truth of God
Volume III: The Spirit of the Truth


Volume I: Prolegomena
Volume II: Dramatis Personae
Volume III: Dramatis Personae
Volume IV: The Action
Volume V: The Last Act


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 sixteen-volume "Trilogy."

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.