The Idea of Christianity

The Idea of Christianity

by M. Edmund Hussey
     
 
This book is a reworking of Karl Rahner’s Foundations of Christian Faith into a succinct and more readable form. Rahner subtitled his work An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity. This book has used an adaptation of Rahner’s subtitle in order to acknowledge both its dependence on Rahner’s work and also the liberties which its author has taken

Overview

This book is a reworking of Karl Rahner’s Foundations of Christian Faith into a succinct and more readable form. Rahner subtitled his work An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity. This book has used an adaptation of Rahner’s subtitle in order to acknowledge both its dependence on Rahner’s work and also the liberties which its author has taken with Rahner’s work. The Foundations has been summarized and greatly condensed. Rahner’s lengthy one-sentence theological tracts have been completely recast and simplified. His arguments have been reduced to their essentials. Many of his abstractions have been made more concrete. Nevertheless, the principal ideas and the main lines of argument in this book are indeed Rahner’s and much of the flavor of his language has been retained. This book will provide many readers with a useful and fairly comfortable access to Rahner’s powerful theological insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015924862
Publisher:
M. Edmund Hussey
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,277,731
File size:
573 KB

Meet the Author

M. Edmund Hussey, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is a retired seminary professor and pastor. He has received a Ph.D. in historical theology from Fordham University in New York and master’s degrees in classics and in education from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He has long had an interest in the work of Karl Rahner and has taught courses in Rahner’s theology.

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