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also Bal·tha·sar  (băl-thā′zər, băl′thə-zär′)
In Christian tradition, one of the three Magi.
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Noun1.Balthasar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant JesusBalthasar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Magi, Wise Men - (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
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DistributionEast Oriental, Northeast Ethiopean, South andWest Palaearctic (Arrow, 1931; Balthasar, 1963b).
Existence as Prayer: The Consciousness of Christ in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
While some European theologians such as the Swiss scholar Hans Urs von Balthasar have effected a retrieval of a premodern understanding of symbol in order to articulate a Christian theological aesthetics, they have not paid due attention to the sociopolitical, liberative import of such a retrieval.
Aesthetic Revelation: Reading Ancient and Medieval Texts after Hans Urs von Balthasar.
La sospecha de que era posible establecer correspondencias entre la hermeneutica de Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) y la teodramatica de Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1998) fue suscitada por lecturas que fueron madurando en la memoria a la espera del momento oportuno para poder salir a la luz de una nueva creacion.
Hans Urs yon Balthasar was an ordained Roman Catholic priest and a profound, creative theologian.
The paper then explains the significance of the primacy Balthasar gives to beauty, in contrast to Aquinas, and how this primacy entails an interpretation of truth as the final fruit of the soul's engagement with reality under the aspect of goodness.
He displays an impressive command of philosophy and aesthetics through his engagement with the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar (one of Messiaen's favorite theologians), Jean-Luc Marion, Saint Augustine, Soren Kierkegaard, Jaques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jean-Francois Lyotard.
The three Magi, Balthasar (Peter Capaldi), Melchior (Jack Shepherd) and Gaspar (Obi Abili), have also made their way to Bethlehem, after celestial signs.
In his 1951 study of Barth, Hans Urs yon Balthasar traced a development from dialectics (Epistle to the Romans) to analogy (Church Dogmatics), resulting in a "mature" Barth more open to Roman Catholicism than ever before.