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The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church - Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church

Paperback Published: 1st June 2007
ISBN: 9781586172282
Number Of Pages: 436

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In this theological masterpiece on the ministry of the Pope (the Petrine Office) and the nature of the Church, the great Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar examines what he calls the anti-Roman attitude-a widespread hostility toward the Papacy. Unfortunately, this attitude exists even within the Catholic Church. How should we understand this? More importantly, how should we overcome it?

Hans Urs von Balthasar answers these questions by providing a balanced discussion of the Papcy's place in the Church. He shows how the Office of Peter is an essential aspect of the ongoing life and mission of Christ's Church. On the one hand, the Papacy is not "above" the Church, the author insists, nor is the mystery of the Church reducible to the Papacy. On the other hand, writes von Balthasar, the Petrine ministry of the Pope is a crucial element among other indispensable, constitutive principles, which include what von Balthasar calls the Johannine and Pauline dimensions, and above all else on the Marian aspect of the Church.

ISBN: 9781586172282
ISBN-10: 158617228X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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