Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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@Praxiteles wrote:

A line from one of those thretises on aesthetics, this time from Hans Urs von Balthsar:

and now, thanks to wikipedia, anyone can know a little bit about even the most obscure 20th century theo-philosopher.

Was it not particularly cruel that this guy was called to the pearly gates two days before the pope would have bestowed on him a cardinal’s hat? Some people might conclude that this was pay-back for inflicting a 16 volume treatise on aesthetics on the world.

This isn’t my field, but I getting the sense that the further one travels up a philosophical cul-de-sac, the more florid becomes one’s descriptions of one’s surroundings.

@Praxiteles wrote:

Quote from Balthasar:

“We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past — whether he admits it or not — can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love” (p. 18).

How many more of these guys are there? . . . . I see there really was a guy called R(h)abanus!

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