Hans Urs von Balthasar on Spirit and Truth

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Gunnar Innerdal

A Systematic Reconstruction in Connection to the Theoretical Framework of Lorenz B. Puntel

ISBN 978-3-643-90628-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2016
Seiten 328
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Nordic Studies in Theology / Nordische Studien zur Theologie


The doctrine of the Spirit of truth (cf. John
16:13) stands at the center of Hans Urs von
Balthasar on Spirit and Truth. To articulate a coherent
systematic theology of this aspect of pneumatology, Gunnar
Innerdal analyzes Balthasar’s Theo-Logic and
related texts, followed by critical assessments in
connection to the theoretical framework of Lorenz B.
Puntel’s structural-systematic philosophy and in dialogue
with other contemporary theological proposals. In Part I
philosophical questions concerning truth are discussed. Part
II shows the relevance of Christology and Trinity for
theological truth talk, discussing the doctrine of analogy
and negative theology. Part III elaborates on the
relationship of Son and Spirit, and the Spirit’s work as the
Spirit of truth inside and outside the Church. The Spirit,
as breath of life and Spirit of Christ, has ontological and
epistemological significance for all truth.

Gunnar Innerdal is Associate Professor of
Systematic Theology at NLA University College, Bergen,