God in the World: A Guide to Karl Rahner's Theology

God in the World: A Guide to Karl Rahner's Theology

by Thomas F. O'Meara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814652220

ISBN-13: 2900814652229

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

A century has passed since Karl Rahner's birth, and two decades have passed since his death. Yet this remarkable theologian has left a legacy of wisdom as relevant today as it was during Rahner's time. In God in the World: A Guide to Karl Rahner's Theology, Thomas O'Meara looks anew at Rahner's insights and theological principles. Through O'Meara's clear and engaging…  See more details below

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A century has passed since Karl Rahner's birth, and two decades have passed since his death. Yet this remarkable theologian has left a legacy of wisdom as relevant today as it was during Rahner's time. In God in the World: A Guide to Karl Rahner's Theology, Thomas O'Meara looks anew at Rahner's insights and theological principles. Through O'Meara's clear and engaging style, readers will discover-or rediscover, as the case may be-how invaluable Rahner is for the church today.

Rahner's is a theology that considers both people and history important. It is a theology that begins with grace as God's "self-communication," God's gift of life shared with humankind. It is a theology that directly speaks to some of the tensions we as church, the people of God, struggle with today: religious pluralism and salvation through Jesus Christ, the roles of priests and lay ecclesial ministers, the offices of bishops and popes, the movements of secular modernity and religious fundamentalism. O'Meara helps the reader find in Rahner a "traditional revolutionary" whose theology sees the depth, extent, and vitality of "faith, hope and love in the hearts of all people."

About the Author:
Thomas O'Meara, O.P., Ph.D., is the William K. Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900814652229
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vii
A Guide to Karl Rahner's Theology     1
An Important Theologian     2
A Lasting Influence     3
Rahner and Munich in the 1960s: A Personal Encounter     4
A Guide to a Theologian for Today and Tomorrow     7
Karl Rahner, Theologian     15
An Ordinary Life     16
Teachers and Sources     22
A Theologians Journey     27
Fashioning a Theology for Today     35
A Theology for Today: Five Challenging Issues     36
Three Characteristics of a Contemporary Theology     40
Reorientations     48
Men and Women within God's Life     56
The Seeking Person, the Revealing God     56
Human Existence in God's Realm     59
An Ordinary Spirituality     61
Dramas of Grace     64
God's Life in Terrestrial History     71
Existential History     72
Salvation History and World History     73
Jesus Christ     75
The Word of Jesus Christ: The Bible     80
God's Wide Love and Life     84
People's Religions     87
The Church and Its Ministries     94
The Church as Event and Community     95
The Church Existing in History's Forms     98
Charism and Ministry and Office     102
A Transcendental Community of Ministers     104
Leaders in the Church     107
The Church Today     111
The Future of the World     120
The Future of Christianity     120
The Future of the Church     121
God and Intelligent Creatures beyond Earth     125
The Absolute Future     126
Conclusion     135
Appendices
Chronology of Karl Rahner's Life     139
Bibliographical Guides     140
Index     142

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