Anatomy of Misremembering

Anatomy of Misremembering : Von Balthasar's Response to Philosophical Modernity. Volume 1: Hegel

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This compelling work is the most comprehensive and sophisticated account to date of the relationship between Hans Urs von Balthasar-a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest-and the German philosopher Georg Hegel. While underscoring the depth and breadth of Balthasar's engagement with the philosopher, author Cyril O'Regan argues that Balthasar is the most concertedly anti-Hegelian theologian of the 20th century. For him, it is essential to engage Hegel because of his corrections of sclerotic forms of premodern Christian thought, but even more importantly to resist and correct his systematic thought, which represents a comprehensive misremembering of the Christian thought, practices, and forms of life. An important and original work, this book addresses a topic that puts the possibility of an authentic postmodern theology at stake.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 45mm | 962g
  • Herder & Herder
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0824525620
  • 9780824525620
  • 1,157,706

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"In this exceptional book, Professor Cyril O'Regan unites extraordinary erudition on gnosticism and apocalyptic with contemporary constructive thinking on von Balthasar and Hegel. There is no existing work like this. It will be impossible to read von Balthasar in the future without this profound study on his relation to Hegel and on the book of Revelation. This amazing book is indispensable for understanding four major moments in the Western tradition: apocalyptic, Valentinian gnosticims, Hegel, and von Balthasar." --David Tracy, Greely Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
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About Cyril O'Regan

Cyril O'Regan is the Huisking Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches on the subjects of systematic, historical, and philosophical theology. His writings have been widely published and he is the author of Gnostic Apocalypse, Gnostic Return in Modernity, and The Heterodox Hegel. He lives in Notre Dame, Indiana.
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