THEO-285 Christian Thinkers: Karl Rahner
Spring for 2011-2012
This course will study the theology of Karl Rahner, commonly considered the preeminent Catholic systematic theologian of our time, and influential in the development of Christian theology generally. Rahner articulates the structure and dynamics of faith in a way that shows the interconnection of the various dimensions of faith. In doing so he aims to explain why it makes sense to believe in God, in Christ, and in the Church; to understand oneself to be called by God; to pray, and in making life choices to seek to discern God’s will. So a spirituality is built into his theology, which also, because systematic, provides a framework for situating various developments in theology. It should be noted that reading Rahner, whose writing is dense, makes for a demanding exercise.
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