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First Glance at Adrienne Von Speyr: Second Edition

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This second edition of von Balthasar’s book is a personal introduction to Adrienne von Speyr, a contemporary Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor, prolific spiritual writer, and co-foundress with Balthasar of a secular institute. Fr. von Balthasar, her spiritual director for 27 years, includes an appraisal of her contributions to theology and spirituality, a complete bibliography, her prayers, and passages from her more than sixty books. This book contains three main sections. In the first, three subdivisions offer: 1) a short account of Adrienne’s life; 2) a description of her charism and of her most important theological concerns; 3) an overview of her published and unpublished works. The second section presents a collection of some enlightening statements that Adrienne made about herself which illuminate and vivify her exterior as well as her hidden, interior life from varying angles and which also clearly indicate where she herself put the greatest emphasis and how she herself wished to be understood. A third section contains prayers she herself wrote which best reveal her spirit.

POINTS OF INTEREST

• A highly-acclaimed theologian presents inspiring insights into the life and spiritual legacy of a revered writer and mystic from his own personal relationship with her
• Second edition with new Foreword by a popular professor and translator, Adrian Walker, will help bring renewed interest in this important spiritual work
• Growing interest in the writings of von Speyr from many leaders of the Church – Bishops, priests, laity, theologians, religious – will bring new attention to this insightful work on her by Balthasar

POINTS OF INTEREST

• A highly-acclaimed theologian presents inspiring insights into the life and spiritual legacy of a revered writer and mystic from his own personal relationship with her
• Second edition with new Foreword by a popular professor and translator, Adrian Walker, will help bring renewed interest in this important spiritual work
• Growing interest in the writings of von Speyr from many leaders of the Church – Bishops, priests, laity, theologians, religious – will bring new attention to this insightful work on her by Balthasar

PRAISE FOR Adrienne von Speyr

"I received far more from Adrienne theologically than she did from me. As her confessor for twenty seven years I never had the least doubt about the authentic mission in the Church that was hers. Her works are far more important than mine. I am convinced that when her works are made available that others will concur with me about their value and will thank God that He has granted such graces to the Church in our time."
— Hans Urs von Balthasar

"Von Speyr was one of the great Catholic converts of the twentieth century. Her great passion was what might be called “the thirst for catholicity” — the unreserved, joyful adherence to all the teachings of the Church and the attitude of total surrender to the Truth. "
— Adrian Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, John Paul II Institute

"The abundant harvest of graces hidden in this theological mission for our times still waits to be more fully carried into the storehouses of the Church for whom Adrienne von Speyr was sent. Now, however, a century after her birth, there are many signs to indicate that the moment of her ‘reawakening’ is at hand!"
— Jacques Servais, S.J., Director, Casa Balthasar, Rome

AUTHOR

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988) was a Swiss theologian widely regarded as one of the greatest theologians and spiritual writers of modern times. Named a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II, he died shortly before being formally inducted into the College of Cardinals. He wrote over one hundred books, including Prayer, Heart of the World, Mary for Today, Love Alone Is Credible, Mysterium Paschale and his major multi-volume theological works: The Glory of the Lord, Theo- Drama and Theo-Logic.

 
 

Dimensions5.25 × 8 in
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Production/Publication Date

2017

Format

Paperback

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