Studies in Philosophy and Religion

The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness

Von Balthasar’s Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology

Authors: Harrison, Victoria S.

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The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness begins by providing the first comprehensive account of the model of human holiness developed by the leading theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. In so doing, the book also provides the first detailed explication of his Christocentric philosophical anthropology.
Part 2 argues that von Balthasar anticipates some key developments in late twentieth-century Anglo-American analytical philosophy, and that certain of these developments - in particular, the `internal realism' of Hilary Putnam - provide powerful support for von Balthasar's theological philosophy.
The final part elucidates von Balthasar's core intuition that human holiness is of immense apologetic value for religious faith, and concludes with a new, `internalist' theory of religious pluralism.
The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness will be seen as an important and original contribution to both Philosophy of Religion and Theology, and is likely to prove essential reading in upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both subjects.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harrison, Victoria S.

    Pages 1-21

  • The Role of Prayer in Von Balthasar’s Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology

    Harrison, Victoria S.

    Pages 24-49

  • On Being Holy

    Harrison, Victoria S.

    Pages 50-89

  • Human Holiness, Theology and Science

    Harrison, Victoria S.

    Pages 92-124

  • An Internalist Epistemology

    Harrison, Victoria S.

    Pages 125-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness
Book Subtitle
Von Balthasar’s Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Philosophy and Religion
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0872-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0872-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6617-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3789-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
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