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Introduction

RICHARD LENNAN

in The Ecclesiology of Karl Rahner

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269557
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683695 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269557.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the ecclesiology of German theologian and Jesuit priest Karl Rahner. During his long teaching career, Rahner has developed a theology characterized by its emphasis on identifying God as central to all human experience rather than to the narrow sphere of religious life. He was also passionate in his conviction that the Church needed to be aware of and to respond to developments in history and culture. This book also examines Rahner’s contribution to the debate concerning the renewal of the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council.

Keywords: Karl Rahner; ecclesiology; theology; God; Catholic Church; Second Vatican Council

Chapter.  4168 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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