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A Trinitarian Anthropology: Adrienne von Speyr & Hans Urs von Balthasar in Dialogue with Thomas Aquinas
by Michele M. Schumacher
Catholic University of America Press, 2014
Paper: 978-0-8132-3489-2 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2698-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8132-2697-2
Library of Congress Classification BX4705.S75S38 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 233.0922

In this magisterial work, Michele M. Schumacher seeks to promote dialogue between disciples of the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (d. 1988) and those of the church's common doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) on a critical theological question. How are analogies and metaphors from the philosophy and theology of the person (anthropology) rightly used to address the mystery of the Trinity? She does so by considering the specific setting of Balthasar's theology: the inseparability of his work from that of the Swiss physician and mystic Adrienne von Speyr (d. 1967).
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