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From Stephen Joel Garver:
von Balthasar: A Short Biography - an outline of Balthasar's life, talents, relationships, and achievements
von Balthasar: Formative Influences - the main influences, classical and modern, that shape Balthasar's thought
von Balthasar: A Theological Overview - a brief consideration of Balthasar's overall theology
Love Alone is Believable: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Apologetics, by Fr. John R. Cihak @ Ignatius Insight. May 2005.
Uniting Faith and Culture: Hans Urs von Balthasar, by John-Peter Pham. Modern Age 42:2, Spring 2000.
Bridge to Balthasar ("Christendom Awake" website).
The Glorious Doctor, by Richard J. Neuhaus. First Things August/September 1995.
A Résumé of My Thought, by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Translated by Kelly Hamilton. Communio 15 (Winter 1988).
An Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Stratford Caldecott.
Breve semblanza de Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Diác Jorge Novoa - a short presentation in Spanish of the life and work of von Balthasar.
A suggested reading list of works related to the study of Urs von Balthasar's theology, by Douglas Lancashire.
Bridge to Balthasar - Origins. E-mail conversations by Mark Alder & Aidan Nichols.
A Witness of Christ in the Church, by Henri de Lubac, S.J.
Theologians and Saints From Explorations in Theology, vol. 1: The Word Made Flesh
"Jesus Is Catholic" From In The Fullness of Faith: On the Centrality of the Distinctively Catholic. Courtesy of Ignatius Insight.
A Theology of Anxiety? . The Introduction to The Christian and Anxiety.
"Love must be Perceived", Chapter 15, excerpted from Love Alone is Credible. Courtesy of Ignatius Insight.
"The Cross, For Us", excerpt from A Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen. Courtesy of Ignatius Insight.
Church Authority and the Petrine Element, excerpt from In The Fullness of Faith: On the Centrality of the Distinctively Catholic.
The Cross, For Us. Excerpt from Short Primer for Unsettled Laymen.
A Résumé of My Thought, Translated by Kelly Hamilton. Originally published in Communio 15 (Winter 1988).
The Fathers, the Scholastics, and Ourselves, by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Originally published in 1939. "Patristik, Scholastik und wir" Theologie der Zeit.
The Filioque and Catholicity, from Explorations in Theology: IV: Spirit and Institution Part One: At the Source from Chapter Four: "The Claim to Catholicity", pp. 65-121 In the dialogue between Christians, pp. 112-11.
Preface to Heart Of The World.
The Humor of the Saints, excerpt from The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church.
Jesus Christ: The Inexhaustible Treasure. Excerpt from the chapter "The Word Is Made Flesh", Prayer.
The maximality of love: the criterion of Catholic Dogma, from Truth is Symphonic.
On Women in the Priesthood.
Seeing, Hearing and Reading with the Church, from Exploration in Theology II: The Spouse of the Word, pp. 473-4.
St. John of the Cross. Excerpt from The Glory of the Lord Vol. III: Studies in Theological Styles - Lay Styles.
Why I Am A Catholic. The present abridgment and translation was made by Augustine Valkenburg, 0.P., and first published in the Irish monthly, The Furrow, for March, 1972. Passages from the longer piece, as given in Elucidations).
The Worthiness Of The Liturgy, from New Elucidations.
Virgin Mary: Mother and Daughter of Your Son. L'Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English. 30 May 2001.
The Mission of Commmunio. Published in Communio: International Catholic Review 1992.
"Into the Dark with God": A Christmas Meditation on the Incarnation, for a Troubled World. from the collection You Crown the Year With Your Goodness Ignatius Press, 1989. (The German original was published in 1982). Courtesy of Godspy.com.
Contemplation Unites Liturgy with Daily Life. Excerpt from Prayer. Originally published in German in 1961, Prayer was re-published by Ignatius Press in 1986; translated by Graham Harrison.
The Conquest of the Bride. Excerpt from Chapter 12, Heart of the World.
A Divided Church?, excerpt from the Third Volume of the Theo-Dramatic.
"The Little Way". Chapter 3 of Therese of Lisieux.
Lent: Love Provides a Last Chance. Reproduced from Hans Urs von Balthasar, You Crown the Year with Your Goodness: Sermons through the Liturgical Year.
Reading von Balthasar Together: An Interview with Adam Janke | Carl E. Olson Ignatius Insight. February 22, 2007.
The Marian Profile in the Ecclesiology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. New City Magazine interviews author Brendan Leahy.
Balthasar and Karl Barth
Debating Karl Rahner and Hans urs Von Balthasar, by John L. Allen, Jr. "Word from Rome" National Catholic Reporter Nov. 28, 2003.
he Faith-Culture Dialogue : Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Von Balthasar, by Bevil Bramwell OMI. Catholic Social Scientist Review Vol. VII, 2002.
Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Interview w/ Werner Loser. America Issue: Oct 16, 1999.
Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Tarot: A Review of Meditations on the Tarot by Anonymous (Valentin Tomberg), by Stratford Caldecott. Ignatius Insight. April 2007.
Von Balthasar and the Tarot by Carl Olson. Insight Scoop [blog] March 29, 2007.
Balthasar, Hell, and Heresy: An Exchange, by Alyssa Lyra Pitstick / Edward T. Oakes, S.J. First Things (December 2006).
-- Responses to "Balthasar, Hell and Heresy" First Things (March 2007)
Descensus ad inferos, Dawn of Hope. Aspects of the Theology of Holy Saturday in the Trilogy of Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Juan M. Sara. Communio Fall 2005.
Balthasar and Anxiety: Methodological and Phenomenological Considerations, by Fr. John Cihak. The following paper was presented at the International Convention on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Birth of Hans Urs von Balthasar, October 7, 2005, at Lateran University in Rome.
Defending von Balthasar's Apology of Holiness, by Mark A. Van Steenwyk. Quodlibet Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy: Volume 7 Number 2, April - June 2005.
Papal Authority in von Balthasar’'s Ecclesiology, by Raymond Cleaveland. Homiletic & Pastoral Review August / September 2005.
Hans Urs von Balthasar's Method of Divine Naming, by Br. Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP. Nova et Vera, English Edition, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2003): 245-68. [PDF File].
Balthasar and the Co-Redemption, by Aidan Nichols, OP. Paper given at the Interntional Symposium on Marian Coredemption on Thursday 24th February 2000 held at Ratcliffe College, Nr. Leicester, England.
Casa Balthasar - A House of Discernment, by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. Adoremus Bulletin Vol. V, No. 6: September 1999.
The Ignatian Exercises in the Work of Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Werner Löser, S.J. Lecture at Boston College, January 28, 1999.
The ressourcement of contemporary spirituality under the guidance of Adrienne von Speyr and Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Jacques Servais. Communio International Catholic Review. 23 (Summer 1996).
Balthasar on Eros, by Raymond Gawronski, SJ. Brief extract from Fr Gawronski, Word and Silence: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Spiritual Encounter Between East and West (T&T Clark, 1995).
The Educational Philosophy Of Maria Montessori In Light Of The Theological Anthropology Of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, by Michelle Guettler Castella.
Von Balthasar, Mozart and the Quest of Beauty, by Mark Freer. [Unpublished paper].
The Marian Theology of Von Balthasar and the Proposed Definition of Mary Co-redemptrix, by Sr. Thomas Mary McBride, O.P. Reproduced from Mary Co-redemptrix: Doctrinal Issues Today. [Christendom-Awake website].
Mary Archetype of the Church According to Hans Von Balthasar, by Sr. Thomas Mary Mc Bride, O.P. Our Lady of Grace Monastery.
Communio. History of the international cultural and theological review Commmunio.
Theologische Positionen von Balthasars im Blick auf Rahner Sein als Geist â€“ Sein als Liebe, by Werner Löser SJ; Vortrag in der Karl Rahner Akademie in Köln am 19. January 2000.
Theologische Positionen Karl Rahners im Blick auf Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Herbert Vorgrimler; Vortrag vom 12. January 2000.
Maria als dramatische Person bei Hans Urs von Balthasar. Zum marianischen Prinzip seines Denkens. ["Mary as a dramatic person according to Hans Urs von Balthasar. The marian principle of his thinking"], by Hilda Steinhauer.
En Christo. Nachfolge Jesu Christi als Teilhabe am eschatologischen Wirken Gottes bei Hans Urs von Balthasar. ["En Christo. Followship of Jesus Christ as participation in the eschatological act of God in the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar"], by Ch. Baich.
Gott als Eschaton. Trinitarische Dramatik als Voraussetzung goettlicher Universalitaet bei Hans Urs von Balthasar. ["God as Eschaton. The trinitarian drama as precondition for the divine absolutness in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar"], by K.J. Wallner.
BalthasarBooks.com - a new website by Carl Olson of Ignatius Press.
Hans Urs von Balthasar: A Sketch, by Joel Garver.
Die Hans Urs von Balthasar-Stiftung [The Hans Urs von Balthasar Foundation], dedicated to "keeping his work alive and communicating his spirit."
Hans Urs von Balthasar @ Per Caritatem - Cynthia Nielsen blogs regularly on von Balthasar.
Von Balthasar Discussion Forum @ EZBoards.com - all that is left, apparently, of Fr. Roderick Vonhogen's now defunct website on Balthasar (Fortunately the board is still active).
The Hans Urs von Balthasar Center of Studies - Created by the founder of the Faculty of Theology of Lugano, Msgr. Eugenio Corecco, in February of 1993 with the intention of promoting knowledge of the thought of von Balthasar, an inspiring character of the theology taught at the Faculty. "The center intends to foster Â Balthasarian research through a descriptive approach and through in-depth study, including critical judgement, in order to show its relevance and the fecundity of his thought, both philosophical and theological."
Willkommen beim Johannes Verlag Einsiedeln - The publishing house founded by Balthasar and von Speyr.
Contact information for the Community of St. John, the secular institute founded by Balthasar and von Speyr.