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Master of Arts in Systematic Theology
School of Theology and Seminary
S. Helen Rolfson, OSF
This graduate paper is on the topic of joy, especially as understood in the commentaries of Adrienne von Speyr, and the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar. In this paper, I show Christian joy as participation in God’s own joy through an illuminated and inter-personal life-giving love as given through and shown in the entire life of Jesus Christ, from the Incarnation, through the suffering Passion, and unto the Resurrection.
Beach, Trevor SJ, "Joy as Illumination: Participation in God's Life-giving Trinitarian Love" (2014). Graduate Papers/Theses. 1381.
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