I've started my research for my essay and I'm extremely overwhelmed. I've chosen the subject of the theology of death and I feel like I have found some good sources but I am struggling to find what is actually good and also how I can form these scattered pieces of information into a logical paper.
The reason you’re overwhelmed is your rather late start and the fact that what you have chosen is a very broad topic. In a few words your topic is too vague. Let me help you give it focus by recommending some places to investigate ASAP.
This course guide for another upper-level class may be a good place to start:
You could focus on death in the Bible. I would narrow that down to looking at the New Testament. I would use a Bible Concordance (in Falvey or online) to determine some very specific passages on which you will focus. If you are going this route I would recommend you explore the Bible Research Guide:
Searching the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index using the terms Balthasar AND Death doesn’t get too much, because death is not specific enough in theological terms. However, there is this source citation: Balthasar's impasse and contemporary christology. By: Sain, Barbara. Source: Catholic Theological Society of America Proceedings, 64: 144-145(2009). Publication Type: Journal Article.