HomePAMISULU: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology and Philosophyvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

The Paschal Mystery in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Trinitarian Theology

Jess Layug



Theology in the twentieth century is characterized by a dramatic revival of Trinitarian thought. Contemporary theologians of various persuasions have come to employ new theological approaches in seeking to crystallize the Doctrine of the Trinity in the light of Christ’s death and resurrection.  This paper revisits the Paschal Mystery in the current revival of Trinitarian thought, particularly in the aesthetic theology of the Jesuit theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. The Paschal Mystery is the revelation in time of the immanent Trinitarian life of the eternal God.