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The Resource Word and silence : Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West, Raymond Gawronski

Word and silence : Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West, Raymond Gawronski

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Word and silence : Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West
Title
Word and silence
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Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West
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Raymond Gawronski
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the tremendous theological achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar becomes better known in the English-speaking world, it becomes easier to see the relevance of his work for one of the most important cultural events of our time: the encounter of Christianity with Asia. Balthasar regarded the dialogue with Buddhism in particular as of greater long-term significance for Christianity even than the ancient dialogue with Greek thought, which decisively shaped the history of Christendom." "Fr Gawronski's monumental and highly readable study presents a synthesis of Balthasar's work in this field, of great importance to all those concerned with inter-faith dialogue. Balthasar shows that, for the Christian, God is himself Word, a Word uttered in the eternal interpersonal dialogue which is the very being of God. The obscure longing of Platonic 'eros' gives way before the flowering of a bridal mystery in which the Word weds Silence. This is the centrepiece of Christian self-understanding, and basic for any fruitful encounter with other religious traditions." "From the fullness of the Trinity, God's incarnate Word is received by the perfect Hearer, Mary, who becomes the symbol of a creation that must pass through the silence of the tomb into the transformed spaces of the Holy Spirit. The silence of humility is the way of prayer, which allows the seed-word to be sown and to bear fruit in the lives of the saints. Here the figure of the saint, embodying a mission from God, is compared by Balthasar to that of the sages of the non-biblical traditions, including the Boddhisattva." "Concerning the encounter with Asia, Balthasar wrote, 'The question is: does selflessness mean emptiness or Trinitarian love? The dialogue is possible.' It is possible and it may not be avoided. Upon it hangs the future of civilization."--Jacket
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Gawronski, Raymond
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.B163
LC item number
G73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Spirituality
  • East and West
  • Balthasar, Hans Urs von
  • Catholic Church
  • Asia
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Word and silence : Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West, Raymond Gawronski
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Non-Christian traditions. The situation of humanity, without revelation ; Approaches to the situation : possible solutions -- The Via Negativa. Zen : selflessness as emptiness : the "unword" ; Christian apophaticism : Greek ; Christian apophaticism : Latin -- Einmaligkeit : the unique word spoken from the fullnes of the father. The God of persons ; The words of God ; The uniqueness of the word -- Hochzeitlichkeit : the word weds silence. Receiving the seed-word ; Mary : the perfect receiver ; Sexuality : eros and agape ; The bridal mystery -- Prayer : listening rightly. Listening to the word ; The spirit of Christian prayer ; Meditation and technique -- Mysticism and holiness. Non-Christian founders and holy men ; Christian holiness ; The saints
Control code
33164295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780802838100
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025438
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Word and silence : Hans Urs von Balthasar and the spiritual encounter between East and West, Raymond Gawronski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Non-Christian traditions. The situation of humanity, without revelation ; Approaches to the situation : possible solutions -- The Via Negativa. Zen : selflessness as emptiness : the "unword" ; Christian apophaticism : Greek ; Christian apophaticism : Latin -- Einmaligkeit : the unique word spoken from the fullnes of the father. The God of persons ; The words of God ; The uniqueness of the word -- Hochzeitlichkeit : the word weds silence. Receiving the seed-word ; Mary : the perfect receiver ; Sexuality : eros and agape ; The bridal mystery -- Prayer : listening rightly. Listening to the word ; The spirit of Christian prayer ; Meditation and technique -- Mysticism and holiness. Non-Christian founders and holy men ; Christian holiness ; The saints
Control code
33164295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780802838100
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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