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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Balthasar emerges with a kind of Bonaventurian-Thomist Przywarian? Creaturely metaphysics entails the permanence of the twofold valence of meta-ontic and meta-noetic abstractive viewpoints for analogical thinking.

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First, pure logic treats the PNC as a form of the principle of identity PIconceiving all as rest essencethus confusing creaturely analoggia divine being. I recognize, of course, the purpose this comparison serves: As the Areopagite explains in the Divine Names, the good by its very nature is not grasping or ungenerous; on the contrary, it possesses a magnanimous desire to share its goodness.

This effort to articulate a formal conception independent of particular traditions accounts for the considerable difficulty it takes to access Przywara’s novel vocabulary and complex argumentation.

For the council, the similar oneness is diversely realized: Ents – – In Thomas Joseph White ed.

Seventh, Przywara fails to distinguish proper from improper analogy, a distinction that divides analogy of proportionality. I bring this up for a couple of reasons. After all, not only is the deposit of the past that which occasions our critical questions, but its effective history wirkungsgeschichte constitutes the material resources we can marshal in defense of both our affirmations or our condemnations.

As Aquinas had argued, Przywara contends that the human person is not identical to its human quiddity, a state of affairs that derives at least partially from the irreducible distinction between the act of existence and our specifically human mode of being.


In fact, if I may be so bold, I think Heaps and I want the same things: Theologians have answered the question variously, and here Balthasar and Rahner notably though perhaps not irreconcilably parted ways.

For Przywara, then, being—one of the central concerns of metaphysics—arrives to human thought as both immanent and transcendent. Reflections ericn Commentary Writing by Gordon D.


If we ask with respect to the union of the two natures, then Jesus had one, divine-human consciousness. God does not vanquish the chaos water, but creates a cosmos in which it and its Leviathan remain in play Ps According to Przywara, this means that there is a plenitude of configurations of analogy Pgzywara does this work situate Przywara relative to other dominant strands of Thomism that emerged in the wake of the Leonine program?

If creation, why then Christ? While linguistic analogy understands itself as a doctrine about how creatures make statements about God, my impression is that once this becomes a metaphysical principle the question of what it means for the creature to identify and interact with such a principle in the first place is not considered until the principle is already fully developed in the abstract and then applied to the creaturely realm as a mold to which it must then conform.

The cross and the “analogia entis” in Erich Przywara

Fourth, some Thomists might argue that Przywara’s favoring a primarily albeit not solely meta-noetic methodology and his charge that Aristotle’s inductions smack of the a priori are mistaken. Here the long rntis of classical and Medieval philosophies arrive in order to influence both Przywara and Balthasar.

On the other, Analogia Entis does not move past these critiques by simply agreeing with them, but by calling them into question as well. And one need only look at our current political situation to recognize ourselves as part of a people trying desperately to carve out a space of order by slashing at the throat of some real or perceived chaos.


Przywara’s dialectical expositions are as fascinating and insightful as they are puzzling.

However, Thomas contends that genuine affirmation underlies every meaningful negation. My first set of questions is perhaps a little cheeky.

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Despite the suggestion, I do not think I have any more wish to completely overturn the established than does Heaps. All of which is to say that Eikelboom is well within her rights to ask me just what I mean by it. Still, aligning his understanding with that of Przywara would seem to require him to make this distinction przywaraa, particularly if he intends to invoke Kierkegaard.

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Finally, the encounter between these two analogies—the intra-creaturely and the theological—is the analogia entis. If Przywara is eminently Catholic, his traversal of intra-Catholic ideological boundaries nevertheless enables him eerich continue to be an interesting interlocutor for Protestants as well since his thought perhaps does not fall prey to some of the standard Protestant critiques.

Montejo for his illuminating essay, and recommend it to others as a welcome Thomistic entryway into the Analogia Entis. This is because esse is accidental to the quiddity of a horse or any other contingent being, which may or may not exist. And in making judgments about us, they too will risk. Eerdmans,xxviii, 90—