Abstracts of Karl Rahner's Theological Investigations 1-23 by Daniel T. Pekarske

By Daniel T. Pekarske

“Whenever my efforts to provide an explanation for this strange undertaking succeeded, i might consistently listen, ‘Oh i am getting it. You’re writing Cliffs Notes for Karl Rahner!’ I’m certain the writers of Cliffs Notes might say a similar factor approximately their paintings as I do approximately mine. it's not meant to alternative for studying Rahner’s Theological Investigations. to the contrary I truly desire this reference booklet will open his treasure trove of essay either to the coed in addition to to different critical readers of theology. each person conversant in Rahner’s nice 23-volume Theological Investigations is familiar with the sequence is tough to exploit since it lacks a key. The titles usually fail to explain the contents of the essays safely; there isn't any cumulative index in English; the present indices on the finish of every quantity are tedious and did not distinguish major discussions of a subject from informal references; and in need of wading via a whole essay there is not any approach to be aware of quick no matter if it comprises the fabric one is seeking. This ebook makes an attempt to handle those problems.” — From the Introduction.
Dan Pekarske, SDS., is a Salvatorian with M.A.’s in philosophy and theology, and a Ph.D. in spiritual reviews from Marquette college. After educating 6 years in his Society’s significant seminary in Tanzania, East Africa, he now serves as an consultant on the Sacred middle institution of Theology in Hales Corners, WI. His different courses contain Abstracts of Karl Rahner’s Unserialized Essays (Marquette collage Press, #60 during this series); The lifetime of Johann Baptist Jordan, recognized in spiritual lifestyles as Francis Mary of the pass, Volumes 1-5, 2008 (ed.); the instant of Grace: a hundred Years of Salvatorian existence and Ministry within the usa, 2 volumes, 1994 (ed.).

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The article concludes with some unresolved questions which would need to be answered to develop a completely satisfying theology of indulgences. 0} Stimmen der Zeit 153 (1953) 81-91. Abstract: The reasonableness of bodily resurrection rests on Jesus’ irrevocable victory extending to material reality however difficult it is to imagine. Topics: RESURRECTION of the body; DEMYTHOLOGY; ESCHATOLOGY. Subsidiary Discussions: BVM, Assumption of (205); Theological anthropology (211-216); Creed, “Resurrection of the flesh” (213f).

5} Previously unpublished 1952 lecture to Katholikentag in Austria. Abstract: These reflections on human dignity and freedom, with notes on freedom and the state and in the church, were meant to stimulate discussion. Topics: THEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, dignity; FREEDOM. Subsidiary Discussions: Human nature (238ff); Supernatural existential (240f); Redemption/salvation (243f); Power, coercion (248ff); Conscientious objection (251f); Society and freedom (255ff); Church, subsidiarity in (256f, 259f); Church, freedom in (258ff); Religious liberty (262f).

III. Conclusion: One way of salvation by faith and the sacraments. 1) The quasi-sacramental visible appearance of the workings of God’s grace in faith and love. “God’s action on man occurs even in the ‘subjective’ way, and even the ‘subjective’ way occurs in the Church. Here, too, there is a dialogue of grace between God and man…” (127). 2) Grace and love inspired and embodied in the visibleness of the sacraments. Receiving sacraments even when not obliged to do so allows one’s internal faith to grow.

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