Current Courses

Following the standard academic calendar, the Accademia Balthasar offers a selection of weekly seminars available to university students and researchers upon request. The subject material of these courses can vary greatly, ranging from philosophy to theology to literature, and typically has roots in the works of our authors of reference or in the vast cultural milieu of Hans Urs von Balthasar.

For those interested, comprehensive catalogues of past course themes and 
session details are available in the archives below. 

Hans Urs von Balthasar: Christlicher Stand


8:30 - 12:20

Christlicher Stand (or The Christian State of Life) is one of Balthasar's masterworks and a clear synthesis of his thoughts about the Christian's choice of a state of life according to God's will—based largely on the pedagogy of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This course will cover the second half of the book.

Theology of History according Balthasar


8:30 - 12:20

Through the reading of a selection of Balthasar’s texts, starting with the first edition of Theologie der Geschichte (A Theology of History), the course will highlight a strong Christocentrism in which the person of Jesus is contemplated as the foundation, as personal as it is universal, of history as a whole, in which everyone, and every Christian in particular, is invited to play a role with Him.

Selected Texts of Nietzsche's Writings


8:30 - 12:20

The course will present certain texts from Nietzsche’s writings, chosen and sorted by Balthasar according to their themes. We will therefore be led by his selection and discover how the German philosopher, "in his struggle against a secularized Christianity of a bourgeois mold, had unwittingly rediscovered some of the most genuine and disregarded values“ (from Balthasar’s Afterword).


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