Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hans Urs von Balthasar - Quote

"If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel. What would come to occupy this center is at best a mild father-god who is not affected by the terrible injustice in the world, or man in his morality and hope who must take care of his own redemption: "atheism in Christianity"" - Hans Urs von Balthasar "The Cross For Us"

This other article he wrote called "Why I Am a Catholic" I haven't read yet but the first line looks great: "The reason why I remain in the Church is certainly not that I have succeeded in seeing that the Church corresponds a) to my expectations, or b) to God's expectations" - the article is here:

He like many others refrences the Eucharist as a key point, and has some nice things to say about the Orthodox and Anglicans. Or at least one nice thing to say.

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