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It is indeed on this note, of what lies ahead—a note of hope and authentic Christian optimism true to Rahner’s spirit—that O’Meara concludes this book. We live not into a future of our own making but into a future that is God—an absolute future that transcends time. Rahner is still, for so any theologians and others who seek God, an indispensable guide into that future. O’Meara has given us a gem of a book that will help introduce Rahner to a new generation.
O’Meara’s book is a brief, engaging, and insightful guide to Rahner’s thought, useful and attractive to beginners.
Thomas F. O’Meara’s God in the World refreshingly fulfills its purpose as a handbook to Karl Rahner’s theology. It serves as a ‘guide’ in the best sense of the word. O’Meara does not merely lead the reader through the essential aspects of Rahner’s theology; he joins the reader on a journey into Rahner’s historical framework of a Church and world in transition and suggests how this can be a passage to a renewal of Rahner’s theological insights for our twenty-first century. . . . O’Meara not only introduces us to the Rahner who opens our eyes to the ways in which God comes to meet us, but he also compels us to follow Rahner’s lead and meet God in new ways in the Church and in the world.
The author has succeeded in providing a useful and personal guide to the theology of Karl Rahner. He has clearly established the debt of contemporary theology to Rahner’s theology. He has provided us with a personal and fresh understanding of the ‘father’ of many contemporary theologians.
Catholic Library World
Not just another commentary on Rahner’s theology, O’Meara’s guidebook is distinctive, citing numerous key texts illuminated by personal recollections of Rahner’s teaching especially in Munich. The author synthesizes an astonishing variety of recent German and English analyses. His down-to-earth prose demystifies Rahnerian concepts and provides fresh doctrinal insights through relating them to works of modern literature, architecture, and the fine arts. Here is a steady compass for the new generation of theologians
Michael A. Fahey, S.J., Boston College