The Content of Faith: The Best of Karl Rahner's Theological Writings

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While no single anthology could hope to capture the full scope of Karl Rahner’s thought—his publications number more than 3,500 separate works in the years between 1924 and 1979—this collection is the best that could possibly be devised, containing 174 selections that reflect the best of Rahner’s thought from the early 1950s to 1980.

No single anthology could hope to capture the full scope of Karl Rahner's thought--his publications numbering over 3,500 separate works...

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Overview

While no single anthology could hope to capture the full scope of Karl Rahner’s thought—his publications number more than 3,500 separate works in the years between 1924 and 1979—this collection is the best that could possibly be devised, containing 174 selections that reflect the best of Rahner’s thought from the early 1950s to 1980.

No single anthology could hope to capture the full scope of Karl Rahner's thought--his publications numbering over 3,500 separate works in the years between 1924 and 1979--but this collection is the best that could possibly be devised, containing 174 selections which reflect the best of Rahner's thought from the early 1950s to 1980.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824527211
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/30/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 824,326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Rahner was a German Jesuit and theologian who, alongside Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Yves Congar, is considered one of the most influential Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century.
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Table of Contents

Translation Editor's Preface xi
Introduction: Karl Rahner: A Portrait 1
What Is Christianity?
1. A Short Formula of the Christian Faith 45
2. The Sacramental Structure of the Christian Salvation-Reality 49
3. Christianity and World Religions 51
4. Christianity Is Not an Ideology 55
5. Jesus Christ: The Synthesis 63
6. Why Remain a Christian? 66
The Mystery of Existence
7. The Mystery of the Human Person 73
8. Nature as Creation 82
9. Life 85
10. The Human Person as God's Creature 89
11. The Human Spirit 90
12. "You Are Dust!" 92
13. Freedom Received from and Directed toward God 96
14. Freedom as the Total and Finalizing Self-Mastery of the Subject 100
15. Freedom and Ensnarement in Guilt 103
16. Love: The Basic Human Act 107
17. Propositional Knowledge and Primordial Consciousness 114
18. Intellectual Honesty and Human Decision 116
19. The Divided and Enigmatic Nature of Humanity 118
20. Individuality and Community 121
21. The Child 123
22. The Challenge of Growing Old 129
23. The Pilgrimage of Life 131
24. Human Death 135
25. On Work 137
26. Patience 138
27. On Illness 141
28. Renunciation and Self-Realization 144
29. Laughter 148
30. On Getting About 152
31. Seeing and Hearing 154
32. Primordial Words 159
33. Hearer of the Word 164
34. The Contemporary Inner Threat to Truth 169
35. "Freedom": A Contemporary Slogan 174
36. Christian Faith and Secularization 177
37. When Are We Peace-Loving? 179
38. Creative Hope for Peace 180
39. The World and the Angels I 182
40. The World and the Angels II 188
41. The World and History as the Event of God's Self-Communication 193
42. Evil and the Devil 196
43. The Need of Redemption 199
On the Living God
44. The Word "God" 205
45. Images of God 211
46. Troubled Atheism? 213
47. God Is Far from Us 216
48. Natural Knowledge of God? 220
49. Experience of Self and Experience of God 222
50. God Is No Scientific Formula 227
51. The True God 230
52. God in the Old Testament 232
53. God in the New Testament 233
54. The Uniqueness of God in the New Testament 237
55. God as Person in the New Testament 240
56. On the Personal Being of God 247
57. God Is Love 250
58. God, Our Father 257
59. Non-Christian and Christian Conceptions of God 259
60. God and Creatures 261
61. God's Self-Disclosure and the Human Word 264
62. A Prayer: God of My Life 266
Jesus Christ
63. Jesus of Nazareth between Jews and Christians 273
64. Seeking Jesus Christ 277
65. Approaches to Jesus Christ 279
66. "I Believe in Jesus Christ" 283
67. The Birth of the Lord 286
68. The Everydayness of Jesus' Life 289
69. Jesus' Self-Consciousness 291
70. The Core of Jesus' Proclamation 293
71. The Will for the Cross 297
72. "Behold the Man" 298
73. The High Point of Jesus' Mission 302
74. The Cross as the Revelation of God's Love 304
75. Gratitude for the Cross 308
76. Jesus' Resurrection 311
77. The Easter Message 319
78. The Glorified Lord 324
79. Christ's Ascension into Heaven 327
80. The Eternal Significance of Jesus' Humanity 332
81. The Christological Dogma 334
82. The Credibility of the Dogma on the Incarnation 337
83. The Two Basic Types of Christology 339
84. The Christian Doctrine of Redemption 345
85. Incarnation and Imitation 348
86. A Prayer to Jesus Christ 351
The Holy Spirit
87. The Holy Spirit as the Fruit of Redemption 355
88. Pentecost 359
89. The Holy Spirit and the Church 361
90. The Holy Spirit and the Mysticism of Everyday Life 367
91. The Triune God I 375
92. The Triune God II 377
93. The Triune God and Monotheism 382
94. A Prayer at Pentecost 384
The People of God in History
95. Witness to the World's Salvation 389
96. The Church: The Basic Sacrament of the World's Salvation 390
97. The Closure of Revelation 401
98. Scripture as the Book of the Church 402
99. Truth and the Development of Dogma 406
100. What Is "Demythologizing?" 409
101. The Holy Church 410
102. The Sinful Church 413
103. The Church and Freedom 416
104. The Priest 417
105. Ministry of the Word 419
106. Women and the Priesthood 424
107. Charisms 433
108. Religious Life 437
109. Religious Life and Change 440
110. Pastoral Care of the Laity 443
111. Mission 449
112. Mary and the Church 451
113. The Feast of Mary's Immaculate Conception 455
114. Mary's Assumption 459
115. Does Mary Divide the Denominations? 463
116. The Marian Dogmas and Protestant Theology 465
117. The Roman Catholic Church 466
118. Toward Ecumenical Dialogue 469
119. Theses for the Unity of the Churches 476
120. Dangers for the Church 478
121. Trust within the Church 479
122. A Servant Church 483
123. The Church as a Tiny Flock 485
124. A Declericalized Church 487
125. Democratization of the Church 491
126. A Letter from the Pope in the Year 2020 492
127. The Church as a Critic of Society 494
128. Assent to the Actual Church 495
129. What the People Actually Believe 501
Christian Life
130. One Must Name the Mystery 507
131. Prayer as the Fundamental Act of Human Existence 509
132. Pray Daily Life! 510
133. The Prayer of Petition I 513
134. The Prayer of Petition II 518
135. Love of God 520
136. Baptism and Confirmation 524
137. Original Sin 526
138. Sin and Guilt 531
139. Venial Sin 535
140. Morality without Moralizing 537
141. Existential Ethics 543
142. Penance and the Anointing of the Sick 544
143. The Eucharist 547
144. The Meal of Pilgrims 550
145. The Mystery of Christian Marriage 553
146. The Sobriety of Christian Life 556
147. Calm Readiness for God 560
148. Christian Flight from the World 562
149. Christian Joy in the World 566
150. Grace and Dying with Christ 568
151. To the Greater Glory of God 571
152. The Unity of Love of God and Neighbor 579
153. Internal Threat to the Faith 587
154. The Christian in the World 588
155. The Missionary Task of the Christian 592
156. Christianity and Literature 597
157. Faith and Culture 599
158. A Prayer to the Lord Who Is Present 604
Hope in God
159. Utopia and Reality 609
160. Christian Pessimism 612
161. The Advent Person 616
162. The Real Future 619
163. The Christian Understanding of Death 625
164. The Intermediate State 631
165. Judgment 632
166. Purgatory 633
167. Eternal Damnation? 634
168. Eternity in Time 637
169. Hope of Eternal Life 641
170. The Beatific Vision 649
171. Heaven 651
172. Resurrection of the Flesh 652
173. Christian Optimism 657
174. Prayer for Hope 658
Selected Bibliography 663
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