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„Jánov úrad“ kardinála Newmana
“John’s Office” of Cardinal Newmann

John Henry Newman and his Mission in the Church in the Ecclesiology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

Author(s): Ján Dolný
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: John Henry Newman (1801-1890); biography; mission; ecclesiology; Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988); John the Apostle;

Summary/Abstract: Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890), one of the great intellectual fi gures of the Catholic Church in the modern period, underwent in his life an arduous journey of faith marked by conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. He is an author of an extensive literary work comprising sermons, spiritual literature, vast correspondence and various writings in theology, philosophy, history and education. This essay is devoted to the legacy of the English Cardinal. In addition to a biographical text, it strives to present a wholesome understanding of Newman’s life and work, refl ecting on his peculiar mission within the Church. In the light of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s ecclesiological thinking, Newman’s distinct place in “Christological constellation” is seen in conjuction with the mission of St. John the Apostle, or “Johannine offi ce” in the Church.

  • Issue Year: XII/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 73-83
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Slovak