Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation.

Author:Mattes, Mark
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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In Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation (Minneapolis: Fortress, $49.00), Stephen Long presents the unlikely friendship between mid-twentieth-century theologians Karl Barth (Reformed) and Hans Urs von Balthasar (Roman Catholic) with the intent of reigniting current ecumenical dialogue between Protestants and Roman Catholics. Long shows that throughout his career von Balthasar took Barth's doctrine of God and the divine attributes with the utmost seriousness, largely because he saw Barth offering a portrait of God as...

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