Erich Przywara was a Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian of German- Polish origin, who .. John Betz, “Translator’s Introduction,” in Erich Przywara, Analogia Entis: Metaphysics: Original Structure and Universal Rhythm, Eerdmans , Grand. ERICH PRZYWARA: A NEW EVALUATION Karl Barth, and the German Jesuit, Erich . analogy of being, the analogia entis; he argues that the. Erich Przywara’s Interventions in the Philosophy and Theology of the s The first thing to say about the analogia entis is that Przywara did not invent it;.

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Any particular metaphysics will be an object within its own philosophical purview, and so will fntis an account of the ground, end, and definition of being, and that must include its own.


Prayer thus takes the form of epiclesis: He later denounced attempts of reason to disclose truths concerning God as an “onto-theology” that constricts God by its anticipation. For without it, Leeming argued, there could be no hypostatic union. Avoiding this problem is no simple matter. In brief, poetic terms: It seems to me that this question actually picks up what Heaps was saying at the end of his last response that is, if I understand him correctly. Both approaches are necessary and must be kept in proper tension, so that the one truth can be found “in-and-beyond history”.

Analogy is not a static principle; its aim is to indicate the dynamism of the relation as experienced by the creature.

I netis forward to all of our future conversations here and elsewhere. Despite these influences and resonances, few English-speaking readers have studied Przywara.

To assist any replies, I will try to be concrete. Am I being hypersensitive? At face value, then, metaphysics and rhythm seem a rather unlikely pair.


Przywara has helped me articulate how that notion of tradition is grounded in our creatureliness. Inter Creatorem et creaturam non potest similitudo notari, quin inter eos maior sit dissimilitudo. And I know that this man—whether in entid body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.

I emphasize imagination pzywara I suspect that many objections to analogy are not in fact objections to the doctrine as such but to the particular ways that the idea is presented to the imagination. In this way, we are the same; we are both different.

In a Balthasarian register, we might be worried that the turn to the subject obscures the centrality of God in the universe. An emphasis on our responsibility to appropriate and be formed by our tradition sand so to be faithful to them, is also a readily recognizable traditionalist trope.

The cross and the “analogia entis” in Erich Przywara

The doctrine of analogy has been used against historicizing iconoclasts quite frequently. Eighth, in defending a real similitude of creature to God in the face of serious 20 th century opposition, Przywara may not have gone far enough. Erih as cause and effect, and not at some proportion, but as questions that emerge in a similar horizon. However, his early attempts at constructive engagement with some of the rising fascist and nationalist ideas of the 30s are more problematic.

Or are there more contemporary explorations of dialectic that serve this function?

Erich Przywara – Wikipedia

A process of re-imagining and transformation in which those who desire union with God must learn how to yearn to such an extent that they suffer ecstasy, that is, they become beside themselves for God just as God goes out of himself for the sake of the beloved.


However, there are ways in which Przywara allows his vision of reality to be shaped by these other traditions as well.

Only God can welcome everything into reconciliation without restriction. Thus is the creatureliness of metaphysics: The philosophical does not itself become the theological; rather, it is liberated by the theological towards which it is actually heading. For Przywara, this indicates that as humans we perdure as an oscillating tension annalogia two poles, noetic and ontological, that stays precariously open to that which is beyond itself.

Long – – University of Notre Dame Press. One must admire—even marvel at—such philosophical prescience. It is the word that is no longer a word, that therefore can no longer be understood and interpreted as a word.

The former grounds the dialogical character of our conversation, the latter its cooperative character. But for Dialectical Traditionalism, this responsibility to the past includes an exigence for critique. All subsequent references are in the parenthetical citations. Eerdmans is proud to eriich many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time.

The way in which Dialectical Traditionalism is dialectical also suggests the respect in which it remains a form of traditionalism. The analogia entis is a movement-form that we are inside.