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Light of the Word: Brief Reflections on the Sunday Readings

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Hans Urs von Balthasar It is not only the Catholics who attend Sunday Mass, but also the priests who preach at Mass who feel overwhelmed by the three scripture readings in which for the most part only the first from the Old Testament and the third from the Gospel have any interconnection, while the second from the apostolic letters stands by itself. This book seeks to ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Ignatius Press (first published 1988)
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Jun 26, 2016 Annie rated it it was amazing
This book is a masterpiece of Catholic biblical reflection of the Readings and Gospels for all three cycles of the Catholic schedule of readings. Reading this book along with the actual Holy Scripture and a Catholic biblical concordance will provide the reader a rich reflection on the teachings, typology, philosophy, and theology packed into each Sunday and Holy Day that can add beauty and depth to a Catholic's Mass experience or prayer experience during a Lectio Divina, for instance. Balthazar ...more
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Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian and priest who was nominated to be a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is considered one of the most important theologians of the 20th century.

Born in Lucerne, Switzerland on 12 August 1905, he attended Stella Matutina (Jesuit school) in Feldkirch, Austria. He studied in Vienna, Berlin and Zurich, gaining a doctorate in German literature. He joined t
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