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 theologyas 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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About the Author
Patrick Burke is a parish priest of Our Lady and St. Ninian’s Bannockburn, Scotland and chaplain to Stirling University. He is also Editor of Faith, a bi-monthly theological and pastoral review, published in the United Kingdom.
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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