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  Island of Freedom - Karl Rahner
Karl Rahner, German theologian, is regarded by many as the foremost Roman Catholic theologian of the 20th century.
The principal philosophical influences on Rahner were the 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant, Heidegger, and the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Maréchal, founder of the school of transcendental Thomism, which affirms the insights of Aquinas but analyzes human understanding in light of Kantian critical philosophy.
Rahner's approach to theology is characteristic of the 1930's: a Christian response to the secular loss of the transcendence of God.
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 Karl Rahner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karl Rahner, S.J. March 5, 1904 – March 30, 1984) was one of the most influential Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century.
Rahner's particular interpretation of the mode in which grace makes itself present is that grace is a permanent modification of human nature in a supernatural existential (to borrow the term from Heidegger).
Rahner attended lectures by Heidegger in the University of Freiburg.
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 TCRNews.com Retrieving Karl Rahner for Orthodox Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rahner himself, and many of his interpreters, have driven a sort of wedge between the fundamental transcendental experience of the human person and the full mosaic of the doctrinal heritage.
Rahner's sociological analysis concludes to the experiential meaninglessness of much of the doctrinal heritage, and he places too much weight on that data, allowing it to control the question of truth itself rather than remaining a pastoral concern.
Rahner wishes instead to emphasize the sign value of the sacraments, convinced that contemporary man does not relate well to the worldview (and understanding of salvation) implied by the causal nature of the sacraments.
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Rahner said that he wanted to be “faithful” to his vow of celibacy, but this did not prevent his kneeling before her in a protestation of love.
Rahner’s acceptance of this dogma, says Siri, “is enveloped in a multitude of considerations concerning the common destiny of man; and this with uncertain and sometimes very contradictory nuances, which attenuates the character of doctrinal certainty.
Karl Rahner says, “For theology, Scripture is practically the only material source of the faith, to which it must refer as to the source clearly original, not derived and ‘orma non mormata’.
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 Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology: Karl Rahner
Rahner’s basic trinitarian axiom is famous: “The ‘economic’ Trinity is the ‘immanent’ Trinity and the ‘immanent’ Trinity is the ‘economic’ Trinity” (1970, 22).
The censorship on Rahner was reversed in 1963.
Rahner feels that it does not reflect on "the contemporary mentality which sees the world from an evolutionary point of view" (Rahner 1978, 206) by focusing on the person of Christ in his unique individuality and ignoring any possibility of combining the event of Christ with the process of human history as a whole.
www.bu.edu /wwildman/WeirdWildWeb/courses/mwt/dictionary/mwt_themes_800_rahner.htm   (10062 words)

 Rahner, Karl Biography | eorl_11_package.xml
RAHNER, KARL (1904–1984) was the most prolific and influential Catholic theologian of the twentieth century.
In 1964 Rahner succeeded Romano Guardini in the chair of Christian Weltanschauung at the University of Munich.
Rahner's future influence will depend largely on how effectively his students and readers will be able to draw on his thinking for a continuing dialogue with scientific and technological culture, the social sciences, and narrative and symbolic modes of discourse.
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 Karl Rahner’s secret 22-year romance
Karl Rahner on his knees before a woman, overwhelmed with gratitude for his love, for a passionate relationship with a 51-year-old widow and two-time divorcee that would produce some 4,000 letters between 1962 and Rahner’s death in 1984.
Rahner, considered by many to be the 20th century’s most creative Catholic theologian, was 58 when German novelist Luise Rinser played the image back to him in a letter dated Aug. 10, 1962.
Rahner wrote Rinser some 2,203 letters, both personal and theological, Kirk said: 110 in 1962, 123 in 1963, 276 in 1964, 249 in 1965, 222 in 1966, in addition to sending her the diary of his U.S. trip.
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 Karl Rahner: Ignatius as Theological Inspiration
This influence is important in understanding the influence of Ignatius Loyola on the theological approach of Karl Rahner.
In turn, Rahner’s theological insights focus attention on aspects of Ignatius that need to be noted and appropriated.
Rahner’s reformulation of theology as at once mystical and secular.
www.jcu.edu /pubaff/karl_rahner.htm   (382 words)

 An Interview with Karl Rahner
Rahner: Its pioneers like Blondel and Marechal "agree that we must be receptive to modern philosophy without considering it absurd or something to be opposed and criticized.
Rahner: "When the Vatican declaration against the ordination of women (even in the future) came out a few years back, I published an article saying that it failed to convince me. (Of course, it was not an infallible definition).
Rahner: "The concrete individual theologian will never be able to handle with equal thoroughness every imaginable theological question." People trained in different theological methodologies like the history of dogma, or exegesis, will create different kinds of theology than I do.
www.innerexplorations.com /chtheomortext/kr.htm   (2147 words)

 The New York Review of Books: The Dream of Karl Rahner
One thing Rahner's book did was to flush out and banish, once and for all, the closet Platonism that has haunted Christianity for two millennia: the separation of reality into two realms, the spiritual and the material, to which correspond the two "parts" of an equally divided self, soul and body.
However, Rahner firmly believes that orthodoxy does not mean fundamentalism and that the modern believer, in order to be faithful to the Church's doctrine, does not have to commute intellectually between the mythical physics of the Bible, which tells him of miracles, and the scientific physics of Einstein, which lets him launch rockets.
Rahner may be rigorously faithful to the magisterium (official teaching) of the Church, but he is clearly against confounding the inner truths of Christian doctrine with any particular formulations of it, especially those shaped by the categories of Neo-Thomistic philosophy, which he declares to be dead.
www.nybooks.com /articles/6743   (2789 words)

 The Religion Report: 14 April  2004  - Centenary of Catholic Theologian Karl Rahner
The German Jesuit Karl Rahner has been described as the architect of the Second Vatican Council, and by general agreement he was the most influential Catholic theologian of the 20th century.
Rahner was at Innsbruck teaching theology; he wrote a few controversial things, he was given what they call something like a partial silence, he was asked to submit all his writings to a Vatican censor before it could be published.
And Rahner said to him, ‘Ottaviani, well a person may renounce a privilege, that privilege I do renounce.’ But then secondly, he speaks rather fondly of the Ottaviani later on that they drove from Rome to I believe it was Munich, and they were in Ottaviani’s Mercedes, I guess he had a chauffer.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The Century after Rahner
Rahner, who died in 1984, was the most influential Catholic theologian of the second half of the 20th century.
But in the hands of some mission theorists, Rahner's theology of the "anonymous Christian" became the opening wedge for arguing that the point of Christian missionary activity was dialogue, not conversion.
But Rahner is not the future of theology, because he mistakenly imagined his fellow German academics to be the forerunners of world culture.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2604   (704 words)

 Light enough for us all: remembering Karl Rahner on his centenary National Catholic Reporter - Find Articles
In these days between the 100th anniversary of Karl Rahner's birth on March 5, 1904, and the 20th anniversary of his death at age 80 March 30, 1984, I have been thinking back especially on several visits I had with him in his last years in the Jesuit residence at Innsbruck, Austria.
Karl was visibly tired but insisted on driving on to Schwaz before we went on to Lans for supper.
Karl wanted to show me the Church of Mary with its unusual double nave: one for the nobility and the bourgeoisie, the other for the miners.
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 Theology Today - Vol 38, No. 1 - April 1981 - BOOK REVIEW - A World of Grace: An Introduction to the Themes and ...
Karl Rahner seems singularly blessed in his students, and has bestowed blessings upon them in offering not rigid positions, but lines of advance.
Rahner has suggested that a "Copernican Revolution" is transpiring in Catholic theology today, a shift from an ecclesiastical to a humancentered theological universe.
Rahner's emphasis upon the humanity of God and its implications for all humanity may carry further themes sounded by Barth late in his life, while Barth's insistence that our theology speak truly of Holy Spirit can caution a chastened theology of experience against premature canonizations.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /apr1981/v38-1-bookreview2.htm   (1140 words)

 Karl Rahner Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Karl Rahner was born on March 5, 1904, in Freiburg im Breisgau in what is now the German Federal Republic.
Rahner calls this situation the supernatural existential and sees in this fundamental fact the root of all further explanations of sin, grace, and salvation.
Rahner was buried at the Jesuit church of the Trinity in Innsbruck.
www.bookrags.com /biography/karl-rahner   (636 words)

 KARL RAHNER'S PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRINITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rahner's own explanation seems rather evangelical: a redemptive-historical approach to the doctrine of the Trinity that the Trinity seen in the salvation history (the economic Trinity) is the real Trinity (the immanent Trinity), and that's all, nothing else.
For Rahner insisted that "'Son' and 'Spirit' should be understood as manners of givenness of the Father."54) This non-personal understanding of the Son and Spirit is clearly seen in his binitarian modalism of psychological analogy.
Karl Rahner found the text uncritical in its analyses, confusing in its attempts to relate the natural and the supernatural, moralizing in its interpretation of contemporary movements.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Non-Infallibility: The Papacy And Rahner
So, Karl Rahner believed that one could licitly dissent from the faith and moral decisions of the ordinary magisterium of the popes.
Rahner's belief, that the popes had made errors when teaching from their ordinary magisterium, was the most likely basis for his thinking.
Karl Rahner implied (among other allegations of papal error) that the altered judgments of the Pontifical Biblical Commission over the past years were proof that the papal magisterium had made errors in doctrinal matters.
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 Rahner, The Christian of the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rahner, "there exists, therefore, and must exist, a teaching of the Church which possesses an importance and binding force for the faith and moral conscience of the individual Catholic, although in what it directly states it cannot and does not intend to make any claim to the absolute assent of faith." According to Fr.
Rahner, is such a teaching (a) irreformable, and (b) does it have any binding character on us in the present if we don't agree with such a teaching?
Rahner, in one who comes to the conclusion in this or that individual case that a doctrine of the Church which has not been defined as dogma is in need of reform?
www.stthom.edu /smith/teachings/questions/Rahner.html   (147 words)

 Bishop Williamson's Letters: Karl Rahner - Prime Delinquent
Rahner was one of the very most important "periti" or expert theologians at the Council, on which he had an enormous influence.
Thus Rahner, by starting from modern man's wonderful feeling about himself, has arrived immediately at those two major heresies of which Donoso Cortes said that they lie at the root of nearly all modern heresies: the denial of the supernatural and the denial of original sin.
So for Rahner priests should be ready to hold a worldly job to demonstrate that they are on the level with their fellow-men.
www.sspx.ca /Documents/Bishop-Williamson/June4-2003.htm   (2226 words)

 Pearson Karl - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pearson, Karl (1857-1936), British mathematician and philosopher of science, who is best known for developing some of the central techniques of...
Landsteiner, Karl (1868-1943), Austrian-born American pathologist and Nobel laureate.
Rahner, Karl (1904-1984), German theologian, the leading Roman Catholic theologian of the 20th century.
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 The Cambridge Companion to Karl Rahner - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Karl Rahner (1904-1984) was one of the most significant theological voices of the twentieth century.
The contributors also assess Rahner's significance for contemporary theology by bringing his thought into dialogue with many current concerns including: religious pluralism, spirituality, postmodernism, ecumenism, ethics and developments in political and feminist theologies.
Karl Rahner: towards a theological aesthetic Gesa E. Thiessen; 16.
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 Word From Rome November 28, 2003
Rahner was a basic optimist about culture, so much so that von Balthasar once accused him of negating the necessity of the crucifixion.
Rahner was a peritus, or theological expert, at Vatican II and influenced many conciliar texts.
While Rahner became an icon of the church’s liberal wing, von Balthasar spoke for those who worried the dream of ressourcement, meaning a return to the sources, was being obscured by a post-1968 frenzy of rebellion.
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 Questions from Rahner Chapters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The teaching objectives are derived from Rahner’s classic text “Foundations of Christian Faith.”  The nine questions address relevant Confirmation preparation material found in Rahner’s theology book which is applicable for young adults preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Rahner tells us our individual free wills are not responsible for this original brokenness we feel.
 Rahner’s theology is filled with dialectics, apparent opposites, and paradoxes that are resolved, tensioned, when we make the two opposites, the two dialectics, interdependent.
www.pitt.edu /~odonnell/Rahner.htm   (4595 words)

 A Critical Examination of the Theology of Karl Rahner by Robert C. McCarthy Book Review by Atila S. Guimaraes @ ...
The influence of Rahner at the Ecumenical Council Vatican II was greater than that of the two preceding theologians.
Third, Rahner was one of the authors of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen gentium; among others, the concepts of “the Church as mystery” and “people of God,” as accepted by Vatican II, are attributed to him.
For Rahner normally uses difficult language filled with many neologisms of existentialist philosophy in order to express thinking that is not always clear.
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 Karl Rahner Society Home Page
Karl Rahner (1904-1984) was a German Jesuit who made a profound contribution to Catholic theology in the twentieth century.
His role as a theological expert at the Second Vatican Council, his 1651 publications (4744 counting reprints and translations), his involvement in international theological debate, his impact on students who attended his classes, and his positive reception by many Protestant thinkers, all contributed to his influence on theology today.
The Karl Rahner Society was founded in 1991 by American scholars to promote Rahner studies, as well as the publication of his works in English, reflection on his thought and spirit, and collaboration among scholars concerned with his work.
www.krs.stjohnsem.edu   (193 words)

Rahner's Theology as Response to Shift to Modernity.
Karl Rahner "On the Concept of Mystery in Catholic Theology" TI IV: 36-73
Karl Rahner "On the Theology of the Incarnation" TI IV: 105-120
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