The Christian and Anxiety

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Ignatius Press, 2000 - Religion - 160 pages
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From Luther to Kierkegaard, from Heidegger to Sartre, the theme of anguish has dominated both philosophy and spiritual theology. In our "societies of depression" where individuals confront their own loneliness, this theme has recently regained its intensity.

In these dense and luminous pages, he is not content merely to show how much this feeling is profoundly inscribed in the heart and the word of Godfrom the Psalms to the Gospelsbut he enters into intimate dialogue with contemporary thought and in particular its existentialist expression. For Balthasar, the Christian faith does not offer a ready made response, but is simultaneously a journey through the torment of the cross and the liberation from fear by the gift of grace. In the wake of a Bernanos, or a PEguy, Balthasar emphasizes how much confidence in God leads to a hope which is inexhaustible."

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This book is a rich treasure. It reminds us that science and human determinism will never possess all of the answers.Their legacy in the world today is a testimony to this. If you wish to discover the true cause of anxiety, read this book and reflect.

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Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88), a Swiss theologian and priest, is considered by many the most important Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and many hundreds of articles. A favorite theologian and spiritual writer of Pope Francis, as well as the two previous Popes, he was called the most cultured man of our time by Henri de Lubac, and Karl Rahner described his achievements as really breathtaking.

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