From the Foreword:
In the present book, Father Dennis Kasule has done us the service of bringing together Tillard's and von Balthasar's ecclesiologies, with careful attention to their different methods, images for the Church, principles for reading Scripture, recourse to the Church Fathers, attitude toward St. Thomas Aquinas, understandings of spirituality, and general emphases. Tillard's Eucharistic ecclesiology, which is rooted in Christ and the Spirit, is compared and contrasted with von Balthasar's Cross-centered, Marian and Petrine understanding of the Church. Father Kasule makes a powerful case for the complementarity of Tillard's and von Balthasar's approaches. In so doing, he mounts a marvelous defense of the fruitfulness of their two sets of concerns, pursued within the bounds marked out by the documents of Vatican II.
Father Dennis Kasule teaches at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He is an assistant professor in the departments of pre-theology, dogmatic and pastoral theology, Associate Dean of Formation, and Director of the Holy Pilgrimage. He did his doctoral studies at Boston College and University of St. Mary of the Lake. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda.