There is currently considerable public interest in Hans Urs von Balthasar ("the late Pope's favourite theologian")
- Aidan Nichols is one of the leading exponents of his work in the English speaking world
- This volume completes Aidan Nichol's comprehensive five volume Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar
- It covers many important works, several as yet un-translated or published in obscure journals
- It includes a comprehensive bibliography of von Balthasar's works.
Hans Urs von Balthasar is emerging as a colossus of twentieth-century theology. More and more of his works are being translated. But as yet he is mainly known only through his great multi-volume trilogy 'Glory', 'Theo-Drama' and Theo-Logic'. Aidan Nichols has treated each part of the trilogy and the early works in his widely acclaimed 'Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar'. In this final volume he explores all von Balthasar's later works. Many of these works are extremely important, although several are as yet un-translated and several as yet almost unknown. Nichols ranges widely and comprehensively, from journal articles to his major works, such as 'Apokalypse der deutschen Seele', to his final short works. The result is a wholly new perspective on von Balthasar, a contextualising of his trilogy and an illumination of his whole life and work.