The chapter aims to use Levinas’ philosophy as inspiration to enrich von Balthasar’s theology as a means to develop a prolegomenon to a Trinitarian praxis. Levinas’ thought has much to offer. Given its complexity, it will perhaps always be an arduous task to utilise it for the benefit of Christian theology. None the less, beyond the language of ontology, analogy and presence, I will aim to show that it is possible to theologise using Levinas’ language of alterity.
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