The Spring, 2015 issue of Communio inaugurates a new series dedicated to the Lord’s Prayer, beginning with “Our Father, Who Art in Heaven.”
“The Father Without the Son Would Not Be the Father”: The Concept of God at the Council of NicaeaJan-Heiner Tück
“The definition that the Father and Son are of the same nature bursts open the Greek concept of God using terms from Greek thought, and the abstract monotheism of the philosophical teaching about God is opened up to the biblical proposition ‘God is love.’”
“[O]ur natural ways of sensing, feeling, and knowing will be ‘flooded’ and drawn into the higher life, raised up into the life of glory rather than canceled out, and all flesh shall see this together.”
"Far from diminishing the urgency of the Church's missionary task, a hope for the salvation of all is an invitation to be grasped, wholly and without reserve, by the urgency of the Gospel."
God and the Cross: The Doctrine of God in the Work of Hans Urs von BalthasarMartin Bieler
"For Balthasar, . . . the love of God is the decisive reality of salvation."
The Church as the Sacrament of Creation: A Reading of Origen's Commentary on the Song of SongsJohn C. Cavadini
"The visible economy of the Church is the action of God, whose work causes us to grow in communion and hence in freedom."
The Christocentric Mystagogy of Joseph RatzingerRobert P. Imbelli
"Ratzinger's mystagogy seeks to foster . . . this conviction that the Christian's deepest identity and most authentic freedom is to be a living member of the body of Christ."
Retrieving the Tradition
Hope and HistoryJosef Pieper
"In a word, the object of existential hope bursts the bounds of 'this' world."
The Music of EternityÉlisabeth-Paule Labat
"Speech will . . . become music and melt into the symphony of universal praise like an immense and endless 'Alleluia' voicing all worship, all adoration."