Marian Co-redemption: A Balthasarian Perspective
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013
© 2013 The Dominican Council.
Volume 95, Issue 1057, pages 249–262, May 2014
How to Cite
Nichols, A. (2014), Marian Co-redemption: A Balthasarian Perspective. New Blackfriars, 95: 249–262. doi: 10.1111/nbfr.12049
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013
For an overview of what the Swiss dogmatician Hans Urs von Balthasar has to say on this theme, which in the pontificate of John Paul II re-surfaced in liturgical, theological and popular consciousness,1 I propose to divide up my material into a trio of segments. I shall give them titles that aim to illuminate Balthasar's thought. Thus I shall be looking at: firstly, ‘the pre-redemption’; secondly, ‘the co-redemption strictly so called’; and then thirdly, ‘the trans-redemption’. I preface my account of Balthasar's thinking on these three topics with a few general remarks about his Mariology, and close with some final reflections.