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new book - una donna nella chiesa

Last year, a new book about Adrienne von Speyr, Adrienne von Speyr: Una Donna nella Chiesa, was published in Italian by Marcello Paradiso, an Italian theologian, who is a priest in the diocese of Termoli-Larino.

The book provides a wonderful summary of the major themes of Adrienne’s thought focused on her spirituality of vocation, confession, and obedience. From what I can understand from the work, Marcello advocates for Adrienne as a gift to the church’s continued need for reform and growth through a closeness to the mystical and spiritual traditions of the church.

For my Italian readers, I highly recommend this work and look forward to your comments about it as I presently do not speak or read Italian very well. If you would like to review this work and be published on this website, please send your interest to me on my contact page. Until then, enjoy this new scholarly work on Adrienne. Godere!

best bibliography in english

I am pleased to announce the most comprehensive bibliography in English of Adrienne von Speyr.

This accomplishment is significant in that it gathers together the complete catalog of Adrienne in English. This page will be updated frequently to help grow the next era of scholarship on Adrienne. She has been and will be such a gift to the Church. Will you step in?

Please support this research by donating. Thank you.

would you please share my book

Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr, my book is available.

“Sutton’s deep penetration into Adrienne’s mystical gifts offers an excellent introduction to her unique vision and also helps hit the ‘reveal codes’ button for von Balthasar’s theology.” - Rev. Raymond Gawronski, S.J.

I don’t write here to sell books, but do share what I create in my writing and teaching. My newest book captures the foundation of my theological and spiritual work as I develop the profound mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr. You can find out more about it here.

If you’ve read my book, would you please considering sharing it with others by reviewing it in journals or online?

“In this significant monograph, Sutton brings expositional clarity and conceptual rigor to the extensive textual legacy of Adrienne von Speyr. It is a real accomplishment.” Dr. Paul Nimmo

All your help sharing my book gives me support to work on the next book, which will be available soon. I can’t wait to share this new one with you.

“This book has the potential to do for Adrienne von Speyr’s theology what Father Edward Oakes’ Pattern of Redemption did for Hans Urs von Balthasar’s in the mid-1990s, in this case by accessibly introducing Adrienne to a generation of students and scholars.” Dr. Matthew Levering

Please read and share my book. You can find it in print and as an ebook. Thank you for caring to share these ideas.

a trinitarian anthropology by schumacher

Available now from Catholic University of America Press is the new book project from Michele Schumacher, a private docent at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her book, A Trinitarian Anthropology: Adrienne von Speyr and Hans Urs von Balthasar in Dialogue with Thomas Aquinas will have much to contribute to von Speyr and Balthasar studies. I've always enjoyed her work like Women in Christ: Toward a New Feminism and I know you will too when you are able to read this important new book. You will find it on amazon.

Congratulations to Michele for this magisterial work!

preorder my new book

We are two weeks before my book ships. I believe so strongly in this book and its impact for the scholarly and spiritual study of Adrienne von Speyr and Hans Urs von Balthasar. If you haven't preordered, please do so. You will be supporting me certainly (a good thing, I hope), but also supporting your further growth in deepening your faith in what our Lord has revealed to us in Jesus Christ.

His love endures.

Please preorder Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr.

good words about my book

"In this significant monograph, Matthew Lewis Sutton brings expositional clarity and conceptual rigour to the extensive textual legacy of Adrienne von Speyr. It is a real accomplishment that this is achieved without any unnecessary sacrifice of the vibrancy and immediacy of her Trinitarian mystical theology. But perhaps the greatest achievement of this volume is to demonstrate that von Speyr's contemplative work is worthy of attention and study, not simply as an adjunct of the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, but in its own impressive right."

— Paul T. Nimmo University of Aberdeen

Please preorder Heaven Opens.