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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

God IS the Eschaton - Von Balthasar

“God is ‘the last thing’ for the creature.
Gained, God is heaven;
lost, [God is] hell;
testing, [God is] judgment;
purifying, [God is] purgatory.
God himself is that in which the finite dies and through which it rises again in God and to God. God is such that God turns himself to the world, namely, in his Son Jesus Christ, who is the manifestation of God and therefore also the sum of the ‘last things.’”

Hans Urs Von Balthasar (1905-1988)

2 comments:

Celestial Fundy said...

Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of JAT Robinson's "In the End, God ..."
The last three chapters of that book are really good -- only bettered by TEU :)