Heaven Opens:: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr

Heaven Opens:: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr

by Matthew Lewis Sutton

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Overview

Adrienne von Speyr was one of the most important mystical theologians of the last century, heralded by figures like John Paul II and T.S. Eliot. However, her work has been eclipsed in many ways by her personal connection to Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. Heaven Opens provides one of the first comprehensive accounts of von Speyr’s theology, MatthewLewis Sutton argues that the eternal, immanent relations of the Triune God ground the mystical theological vision of von Speyr. Rooted in this vision of divine love, von Speyr’s work is an account of the opening of heaven, a revelation of the Trinity’s interior life turned outward to the world, that links intimately to the sacraments, prayer, the church, and the ethical life of obedience. In von Speyr’s mystical theology, God as Triune journeys to us in order to brings into the inner life of the Trinity. Here, von Speyr’s work is for the first time given an independent hearing, expositing its content, features, and connections, and assessing its contribution to contemporary Catholic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451479881
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 891 KB

About the Author

Matthew Lewis Sutton is assistant professor of systematic theology at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Matthew Lewis Sutton is assistant professor of systematic theology at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

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