Reinterpreting Rahner: A Critical Study of His Major Themes

Reinterpreting Rahner: A Critical Study of His Major Themes

by Patrick Burke
     
 

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Probably no theologian has exercised so profound an influence on Catholic theology during the last half century as Karl Rahner. Patrick Burke examines the structure of dialectical analogy as it appears in each of the major themes of Rahner's theology-as an indispensable key to the correct interpretation of his thought. He also exposes a tension within the system

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Probably no theologian has exercised so profound an influence on Catholic theology during the last half century as Karl Rahner. Patrick Burke examines the structure of dialectical analogy as it appears in each of the major themes of Rahner's theology-as an indispensable key to the correct interpretation of his thought. He also exposes a tension within the system that needs to be addressed if the complex balance of Rahner's vision is to be fully understood

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ISBN-13:
9780823222193
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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John M. McDermott
Appreciative of Rahner's speculative genius, yet aware of his limitations, Burke's book turns a new page in Rahnerian studies, showing the middle way between adoring disciples and carping critics. He has uncovered the central paradoxical structure of dialectical analogy in Rahner's major treatises from philosophical foundations to his theory of dogmatic development over the nature-grace relation, Trinity, Symbolic Theology, Christology, and Ecclesiology. With its complete mastery of the original sources and wide knowledge of secondary literature Burke's book deserves to be read by all who appreciate Rahner and even by those who criticize him.
— Laghi Chair Research Professor Pontifical College Josephinum

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