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Holiness, theology and philosophy: von Balthasar’s construal of their relationship and its development

Harrison, V.S. (2000) Holiness, theology and philosophy: von Balthasar’s construal of their relationship and its development. Philosophy and Theology, 12 (1). pp. 53-78. ISSN 0890-2461

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Abstract

Hans Urs von Balthasar calls for a revival of what he sees as the original relationship between human holiness and Christian theology. He suggest that modern theologians should imitate their patristic forebears to the extent that they combine holy living with an objective stance corresponding to the intellectual rigor proper to theology. The article summarizes von Balthasar’s analysis of the development and current state of what he portrays as the problem of separation between theology and human holiness, considers the role of philosophy in shaping the relationship between them, and indicates the way forward for theology, given a Balthasarian analysis. Finally, the article considers how far von Balthasar’s approach can alleviate the crisis which theology is currently fac

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Harrison, Dr Victoria
Authors: Harrison, V.S.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Philosophy and Theology
ISSN:0890-2461
ISSN (Online):2153-828X

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