Atheism and Salvation: Atheism from the Perspective of Anonymous Christianity in the Thought of the Revolutionary Mystic and Theologian Karl Rahner

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Atheism and Salvation is an original and unique work that explores in detail Karl Rahner's understanding of atheism within the context of anonymous Christianity. In light of Vatican II, Rahner contends that atheism cannot simply be understood as ignorance or willful rebellion against God. Instead, he argues that one can be an atheist on a categorical level and still be a person of supernatural faith and a Christian, albeit in an implicit or anonymous way. In addition to masterfully explaining anonymous ...
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Overview

Atheism and Salvation is an original and unique work that explores in detail Karl Rahner's understanding of atheism within the context of anonymous Christianity. In light of Vatican II, Rahner contends that atheism cannot simply be understood as ignorance or willful rebellion against God. Instead, he argues that one can be an atheist on a categorical level and still be a person of supernatural faith and a Christian, albeit in an implicit or anonymous way. In addition to masterfully explaining anonymous Christianity and modern atheism, Atheism and Salvation provides a succinct summary of the traditional proofs for the existence of God. Intended for those who have an interest in the future of theology, religion and philosophy, this insightful work will leave its readers seeing reality in a new light.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761816034
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Fr. John J. Pasquini is Parochial Vicar at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton, FL.
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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Foreword chapter 2 Preface chapter 3 Introduction chapter 4 Rahner's Anthropology chapter 5 Atheism, Salvation and the Anonymous Christian chapter 6 The Significance of the Anonymous Christian for the Problem of Atheism in the Thought of Rahner chapter 7 Appendix I: Traditional Proofs for the Existence of God chapter 8 Appendix II: Baptism by Desire chapter 9 Appendix III: Rahner's Methodology chapter 10 Bibliography chapter 11 Index
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