Virtually every aspect of Catholicism which is controversial within the Church or a stumbling block to non-Catholic Christians is treated in this book. Rather than avoiding what is most glaringly un-modern or what is most criticized by non-Catholics, Balthasar reviews these elements one by one, and shows how they are rooted in the central Christian mysteries and the commonly accepted tradition. What is specifically Catholic is not defended polemically, but described in such a way that others can see, even from their own point of view, the inner consistency with the mystery affirmed by all. Here is a form of thought which is truly ecumenical precisely because it is fully Catholic.
"We are not only interested in those aspects of the mystery of the Roman Catholic Church which set her apart from the other Christian communities, but also to show how often they are central beliefs by describing what is specifically Catholic in such a way that the partner in dialogue can see, even from his own standpoint, the inner consistency."
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