In The Achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Matthew Levering has written a book for theologically educated readers who mistrust von Balthasar or who mistrust von Balthasar’s critics. The book shows that von Balthasar’s critics can and should benefit both from the rich and wide-ranging conversations that mark his trilogy and from the critical and constructive engagement with German philosophical modernity offered by the trilogy. In addition, Levering hopes to show that those who mistrust von Balthasar’s critics need to be more Balthasarian in their response to criticisms of the Swiss theologian.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Cyril O’Regan
1. Theological Aesthetics: A Kantian Critique of Kant
2. Theo-Drama: A Hegelian Critique of Hegel
3. Theo-Logic: A Nietzschean Critique of Nietzsche