"First, one of the reasons that I began this study the way I did was to show just how wedded in many ways Balthasar’s thought is to that of Thomas Aquinas. I repeat, for instance, that the entire first volume of Theo-Logic reads like an extended commentary on Aquinas’s, On Truth.
For Balthasar, Thomas is decidedly not the Thomas of the neo-scholastics. Balthasar’s reading of Thomas is much closer to that of Etienne Gilson, Henri de Lubac, Gustav Siewerth, Erich Przywara, and Ferdinand Ulrich, to name just a few. Indeed, even today Balthasar has his Thomistic defenders such as Norris Clarke and Kenneth Schmitz."from "Chapter 7: Balthasar's Ongoing Role in Theology" in Rodney Howsare's forthcoming book, Balthasar: A Guide for the Perplexed. (T&T Clark).
A longer excerpt is available at the T&T Clark Blog: Balthasar and the Resurgence of Traditional Catholicism. If you don't already, you owe it to yourself to subscribe to their blog.
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