Posts Tagged: Von Balthasar

This is the Window Where I Work

“Every action that is not rooted in contemplation is doomed to sterility from the start.” —Hans Urs von Balthasar It is raining today. And instead of trying to say something important, I will say that. My office is on the

This is the Window Where I Work

“Every action that is not rooted in contemplation is doomed to sterility from the start.” —Hans Urs von Balthasar It is raining today. And instead of trying to say something important, I will say that. My office is on the

Two Signs

Hans Urs Von Balthasar is a thinker who has, more than any other, given me a language with which I can begin understand the artistic vocation and the larger, more general vocation of love. Tonight I have begun revisiting his

Two Signs

Hans Urs Von Balthasar is a thinker who has, more than any other, given me a language with which I can begin understand the artistic vocation and the larger, more general vocation of love. Tonight I have begun revisiting his

Love Alone is Credible

Love alone is credible; nothing else can be believed. This is the achievement, the “work” of faith: to recognize this absolute prius, which nothing else can surpass; to believe that there is such a thing as love, absolute love, and

Love Alone is Credible

Love alone is credible; nothing else can be believed. This is the achievement, the “work” of faith: to recognize this absolute prius, which nothing else can surpass; to believe that there is such a thing as love, absolute love, and

The Necessary Backdrop of Drama

Today, a bone from Hans Urs von Balthasar worth a long gnaw: “If meaninglessness, considered as a mode of action, has the last word, it annihilates itself and ends in Beckett’s garbage cans. The alleged absolute freedom which can play

The Necessary Backdrop of Drama

Today, a bone from Hans Urs von Balthasar worth a long gnaw: “If meaninglessness, considered as a mode of action, has the last word, it annihilates itself and ends in Beckett’s garbage cans. The alleged absolute freedom which can play