If any of you have not yet been over to the Fire and the Rose to check out the ongoing Hans Urs von Balthasar conference, you should definitely take a look. There have been some great posts and responses so far, including the most recent piece by Francesca Murphy on Balthasar’s reading of Exodus 3 and the ontological implications of the divine name. This excellent post looks not just at Balthasar, but also at Ratzinger and Gilson’s reading of this theologically loaded text from the Old Testament.
Also Daniel McClain’s post on Balthasar’s creational aesthetics is especially interesting, arguing that Balthasar’s theological aesthetics are primarily grounded in his theology of creation, nature and grace which provides the framework for his christological orientation.
There is still a lot more to come, so stay tuned to this excellent blogging event which, so far has been a wonderful demonstration of the potential for academically rigorous use of the blogging medium for theological study.