HANS URS VON BALTHASAR VON, HANS URS VON BALTHASAR
Title: Presence and Thought : Essay on the Religious Philosophy of Gregory of Nyssa
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Ignatius Pr April 1995
0898705215 / 9780898705218
Seller ID: 89022
This scholarly examination of the great Cappadocian's thought falls into three sections which examine (i) the philosophy of becoming and desire, (ii) the philosophy of image, and (iii) the philosophy of love. While the first section may be rather rough going for the nonspecialist, the second and third parts are easier, and they are in any case the more practical. How can we experience that which is inescapably transcendent? What might the vision of God be? What does it mean to love God? What does the Incarnation tell us about the potentials of human nature? How can our natures truly change, that is, become divinized? Must reading for serious students of Gregory; instructive and edifying reading for the rest of us.