Le Temps du Christ
Collection Cogitatio Fidei - N° 280
368 pages - sept. 2011
How should we understand that the historical advent of the Word in flesh, Jesus of Nazareth, contains all the dimensions understood by the term “theology of history”, in other words the historical becoming of humanity, the originality and the “absolute” facet of Christianity, the Christian meaning of time, the harmony of the two Testaments, the Church’s signification of time, man’s accomplishment in history, Christian hope and the ultimate destiny of beings? For Christians, although he belongs to past ages, Jesus Christ remains the key to the entire historical development. Can such a proclamation be anything other than an arbitrary conviction, without reasonable grounds? Yes indeed, it is not absurd, this proclamation not only has bearing on the way we conceive the succession of epochs and eras, it also infers a concrete way of living in time, an everyday way, measured by clocks and a calendar. Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988), by proposing his “Dramatique divine” (1973-1983), a mediation of the theatre as a literary genre and of performance on the stage, enlightened us as to the specific originality of the decisive Christian intelligence of time, the time of Christ’s life, a conclusive, accomplished time and a Christian model of temporality. Aren’t time and history developed according to a linear schema of before and after Jesus Christ? But they are also conceived as being arranged around this centre. At the intersection of chronometered time and time qualified by the appearance and meeting of people, theatrical representation presents for our understanding the aesthetic, dramatic and theological validity of a conception both linear and concentric of time and history.
- Dimensions : 135x215x20
- ISBN : 9782204094511
- Poids : 470 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Vincent Holzer