Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation
Challenging recent rejections of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s groundbreaking study of Karl Barth’s theology, Stephen Long argues that these interpreters are impatient with the nuances of Balthasar’s reading and fail to appreciate the longstanding theological friendship between the two. Long offers a substantial defense of Balthasar’s theological preoccupation with Barth’s thought and explores the friendship that developed between Balthasar and Barth. Re-evaluating Balthasar’s theological work on Barth, Saving Karl Barth provides a critical new reading of Balthasar’s original volume and a wider account of the systematic engagement Balthasar carried on throughout his career.
Augsburg Fortress Press
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