Karl Rahner: Theologian of the Graced Search for Meaning

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Fortress Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages
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Karl Rahner's (1904-84) creative proposals in theological areas made him one of the giants of 20th-century theology. The depth of his contributions has made study of Rahner's writings difficult, but Kelly's anthology of Rahner's writings overcomes the obstacles beautifully. A select bibliography neatly organizes the vast work by and on Rahner. Part of The Making of Modern Theology Series.
  

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Contents

SELECTED TEXTS
63
On the Need and Blessing of Prayer
64
God Who Is to Come
75
Ignatian Mysticism of Joy in the World
80
On Grace and Freedom
95
Nature and Grace
96
The Supernatural Existential
110
On the Origins of Freedom
117
On the Holy Spirit
218
Experiencing the Spirit
219
Do Not Stifle the Spirit
238
On the Church
254
Basis of Pastoral Action
257
The Shape of the Church to Come
267
On Sacrament and Symbol
281
On the Theology of Symbolic Reality
289

On Revelation and the Development of Dogma
128
Universal Transcendental Revelation and Special Categorical Revelation
129
The Development of Dogma
144
On the Doctrine of God
156
Observations on the Doctrine of God in Catholic Dogmatics
157
Experience of Self and Experience of God
172
On Jesus the Christ Son of God
184
Dogmatic Reflections on the Knowledge and Selfawareness of Christ
185
The Historical Jesus as a Dogmatic Problem
201
On Christian Faith Praxis and Martyrdom
298
Faith and Culture
299
Who are Your Brother and Sister?
305
On Martydrom
319
Reflections on Methodology in Theology
333
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
350
Notes to the Introduction
359
Index
364
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Page 51 - The clearest formulations, the most sanctified formulas, the classic condensations of the centuries-long work of the Church in prayer, reflection and struggle concerning God's mysteries: all these derive their life from the fact that they are not end but beginning, not goal but means, truths which open the way to the ever greater Truth' (Theological Investigations I, p.
Page 52 - Event in an essentially historical world) appears as the ontologically (not merely "morally," an afterthought) unambiguous goal of the movement of creation as a whole, in relation to which everything prior is merely a preparation of the scene. It appears as orientated from the very first to this point in which God achieves once and for all both the greatest proximity to and distance from what is other than he (while at the same time giving it being...
Page 41 - Rahner calls transcendental experience "the subjective, unthematic, necessary and unfailing consciousness of the knowing subject that is co-present in every spiritual act of knowledge, and the subject's openness to the unlimited expanse of all possible...

About the author (1992)

Kelly is Professor of Systematic Theology and Chairman of the Department of Religion at La Salle University, Philadelphia.

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