Understanding Von Balthasar’s Trilogy

Rodrigo Polanco


The article presents the structure of Hans Urs Von Balthasar’s thought from the synthesis he achieved in his “Theological Trilogy”: “Theological Aesthetics,” “Theo-Drama,” and “Theo-Logic”. Because the Trilogy is based on the three transcendentals of Being (beauty, goodness, and truth), this study—after reviewing Balthasar’s influences throughout his life—describes his understanding of the relationship between philosophy and theology and explains how the trinitarian revelation can be aptly expressed through God’s manifestation (beauty), bestowal (goodness), and comprehension (truth).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/javeriana.tx67-184.uvbt

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