Catholic Books > Philosophy / Theology Books > God >
Engagement with God
The brilliant theologian and philosopher Balthasar writes about God’s involvement with man, and man’s involvement with God in the Old and the New Testaments, and how that interaction of the divine with the human reveals the meaning of true freedom that man is always hungering for but often strives after in wrong and dangerous ways. He shows that God’s free revelation of himself in Christ is an invitation into the realm of absolute and divine freedom, in which alone human freedom can be fully realized.
Balthasar demonstrates that through God’s becoming man in Jesus Christ, which is an example to all of true fulfillment, there is a break-through and entry into the sphere of precisely that kind of freedom which is so feverishly sought after by modern man but which, without the revelation of God, he can never otherwise find.
From the true Christian there radiates the kind of freedom that is constantly being sought after by the non-Christian. In modern times, the freedom of man is a theme which preoccupies everyone. Atheistic philosophies are wholly taken up with this preoccupation. The Enlightenment was concerned with the freeing of reason from the “letters of faith”. Marx wrote about freeing man economically, and Freud wrote of freeing man from the bondage of a past as yet unmastered.
As opposed to those whose search for freedom urges them onwards into a barren void, the Christian stands as the messenger of freedom accomplished and a freedom attainable by all. A true freedom of the sons and daughters of God.
The Dormition Fast in the Eastern Churches 07/31/2009
Fr. Vincent Capodanno - Priest of Heroic Virtue 06/01/2009
Feast of the Holy Trinity 02/26/2009
The Seven Capital Virtues 01/06/2009
St. Thomas Aquinas 01/06/2009
A Resource Guide to Books by Pope Benedict XVI 11/25/2008
Learn About Mary 11/24/2008
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 11/20/2008
Learn About the Church Fathers 11/13/2008
St. Albert the Great 11/04/2008