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Hans Urs von Balthasar Quotes

Hans Urs von Balthasar Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Type:
Theologian
Nationality:
Swiss
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  • 1
    Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 2
    If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
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    If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 4
    Light has for the first time penetrated into the closed dungeons of human and cosmic suffering and dying. Pain and death receive meaning. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 5
    Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
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    Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 7
    The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 8
    The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 9
    The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 10
    The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as a unity. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 11
    Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality: the finite is not the infinite. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 12
    We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
  • 13
    Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith. Hans_Urs_von_BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar