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From the Ivory Tower to the Valley of Shadows, Maritain, von Balthasar, and the Problem of Evil

Anthony T. Vento

Step Beyond the Veil: Journey from Philosophical Inquiry to the Heart of Darkness

In an age where the existence of evil poses a formidable challenge to faith and

reason alike, a pivotal book stands as a beacon of insight and hope. "From the Ivory

Tower to the Valley of Shadows, Maritain, von Balthasar, and the Problem of Evil" takes

readers on an unprecedented journey into the depths of one of religion's most

perplexing mysteries. Through the intellectual legacy of two of the twentieth

century's most influential Catholic thinkers, Jacques Maritain and Hans Urs von

Balthasar, this seminal work offers a compelling exploration of theodicy-the

vindication of divine goodness despite the presence of evil.

Discover the rich historical context that shaped Maritain and von Balthasar's

approach to one of the most enduring questions of human existence. Understand

their philosophical and theological foundations, as the book meticulously unravels

the nature of evil, God's relation to it, and humanity's role in the cosmic struggle

between light and darkness. Engage with thought-provoking analyses on the

essence of divine impassibility, the scriptural and philosophical underpinnings that

inform our understanding of suffering, and the paradox of divine suffering.

The comparative lens sharpens as the conversation between Maritain and von

Balthasar unfolds, revealing both convergence and divergence in their thought.

While navigating through sin, evil, divine grace, and the mysterious providence of

God, the book not only confronts but also enlightens, leading readers to

contemplate the nature of human freedom, the mystery of original sin, and the

hopeful horizon of eternal life.

In a world filled with uncertainty and despair, the quest for meaning becomes even

more urgent. This book offers not only an intellectual grip on the problem of evil

but also a spiritual reservoir from which to draw strength. Embark on a journey

that transcends academic discourse, inviting a deeper reflection on suffering,

redemption, and the power of grace. Through the lens of faith, reason, and beauty,

let this profound exploration renew your understanding of evil and inspire a

resilient hope in the triumph of good.

Whether you are a seeker, a scholar, or someone wrestling with doubts, "From the

Ivory Tower to the Valley of Shadows" is a must-read that illumines the path from

philosophical inquiry to the heart of existential query, offering guidance, solace,

and a renewed sense of purpose in a troubled world.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Anthony Vento
  • Publish Date: Apr 26th, 2024
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.76in - 1.08lb
  • EAN: 9798869343314
  • Categories: Philosophy

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