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By John Cihak

ISBN-10: 0567000478

ISBN-13: 9780567000477

ISBN-10: 0567034070

ISBN-13: 9780567034076

Anxiety is a major and intensely actual challenge this day. what's it? the place does it come from? Is it whatever unique to human nature? Did Jesus Christ say or do whatever approximately it? Does the Christian religion have a contribution to make towards realizing and assuaging anxiousness? those and different related questions are taken up during this book.

Balthasar and Anxiety is a theological examine of the matter of hysteria throughout the lens of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1910-1988), arguably one of many maximum and such a lot prolific Catholic theologians of the twentieth Century. His therapy of tension, borne from his friendship with the Viennese psychiatrist Rudolf Allers and with the German psychiatrist Albert Gorres, is illuminating and provocative. yet as he himself admitted, his preliminary innovations required extra development. 

This examine is a scientific presentation, research and improvement of Balthasar's unique theology of hysteria present in his purely paintings at the topic, Der Christ und die Angst. one of many nice characteristics of the Swiss theologian's method of theology is the power to have interaction various currents of concept, so this learn is based in discussion with modern psychiatry and with the various nice thinkers at the challenge of hysteria: Soren Kierkegaard, Sigmund Freud, George Bernanos, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and St. Ignatius of Loyola. Cihak's research, sufficiently rigorous but available to the non-specialist, orchestrates those thinkers round the phenomenon of hysteria, anxiety's origins, its redemption through Jesus Christ and its transformation within the Christian existence from preliminary believers to the nice mystics and saints. the total research is framed by way of the 2 Gardens in which transpire the main major occasions relating nervousness for Balthasar: the backyard of Eden and the backyard of Gethsemane.

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