Unless You Become Like this Child

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Ignatius Press, 1991 - Religion - 75 pages
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In one of the last books written before his death, the great theologian provides a moving and profound meditation on the theme of spiritual childhood. Somewhat startlingly, von Balthasar puts forth his conviction that the central mystery of Christianity is our transformation from world-wise, self-sufficient "adults" into abiding children of the Father of Jesus by the grace of their Spirit.
 

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Unless You Become Like This Child

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For those who are unfamiliar with Hans Urs Van Balthasar this short book provides a good introduction to this prolific writerprofound thinker. Jesus calls us all to be like this child. But what ... Read full review

Contents

Gods Kingdom Is for Children
9
The Human Child
15
The Child of God and Man
27
Becoming Gods Children
37
Living as Gods Children
43
To Be a Child above All
57
The Mother a Fruitful Child
67
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About the author (1991)

Hans Urs von Balthsar is widely considered one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. He wrote over 60 works of theology, spirituality and philosophy, including his great trilogy: the 7 volume work The Glory of the Lord, the 5 volume work Theo-Drama, and the 3 volume work Theo-Logic. His most famous individual works include Prayer, Heart of the World, Mysterium Paschale and Cosmic Liturgy.

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