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


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 first half of the book and will be continued in the second semester.

8:30 - 12:20

Dante Alighieri: La Divina Commedia 


Exploring Dante's masterpiece The Divine Comedy, widely considered to be one of the greatest contributions to world literature, and especially Catholic literature, this course will delve into various canzoni from each of the three parts (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) with commentaries from Balthasar's Herrlichkeit (B.H II/2 - Laikale Stile).

8:30 - 12:20

God and Creature in St. Augustine


Drawing on material from the Confessions, the Expositions on the Psalms, and the City of God, this course enters into the writings of St. Augustine, Church Father and one of the most important figures in Western Philosophy, with the aim of deepening our understanding and lived experience of our creatureliness before God.

8:30 - 12:20


Via Nomentana 236

00162 - Rome, Italy

(+39) 06 86 328 193

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