Winter 1988

A Résumé of My Thought

Hans Urs von Balthasar

When a man has published many large books, people will ask themselves: what, fundamentally, did he want to say? If he is a prolific novelist-for example Dickens or Dostoevsky-one would choose one or another of his works without worrying oneself too much about all of them as a whole. But for a philosopher or theologian it is totally different. One wishes to touch the heart of his thought, because one presupposes that such a heart must exist.


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