Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This book compares two figures that are not often associated together within the field of Roman Catholic theology, namely Hans-Georg Gadamer and Hans Urs von Balthasar. This work attempts to find deep structural affinities in the aesthetics and hermeneutics of both thinkers, as expressed through shared metaphysical and anthropological assumptions about the dialogical nature of truth and interpretation. The body of the work will be devoted to analyzing these assumptions of Gadamer and Balthasar, both individually and in comparison with each other. However, this preface is necessary to place the concerns of this book into a broader theological context.

ISBN/ISSN

978-1-4331-0069-7

Comments

Copyright © 2007, Peter Lang Publishing Inc. Two chapters included in repository with permission of the publisher. To purchase the book, see the publisher's website.

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Place of Publication

New York, NY

BALTHASAR-PREFACE.pdf (115 kB)
Preface to book