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Published: 05 June 2014

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199689002

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Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses

Perceiving Splendour

Mark McInroy

Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology

  • Provides the first comprehensive treatment of Balthasar's reading of the 'doctrine of the spiritual senses'
  • Exposes the indispensable role played by the spiritual senses in Balthasar's theological aesthetics
  • Brings to light previously neglected aspects of the relationship between Balthasar and Karl Rahner, and Balthasar and Karl Barth
  • Adds complexity to contemporary understandings of Balthasar as a ressourcement theologian of the Christian past
  • Demonstrates the relevance of the spiritual senses for debates between Neo-Scholastic figures and their opponents in nineteenth and twentieth century Catholic theology