The Rahner Brothers and the Discovery of Jerónimo Nadal

Philip Endean

in Karl Rahner and Ignatian Spirituality

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780198270287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683961 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

The Rahner Brothers and the Discovery of Jerónimo Nadal

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This chapter focuses on the beginning of Karl Rahner's career, particularly on his collaboration with Hugo, his elder brother and fellow Jesuit, regarding early Jesuit writings. The Rahner brothers also produced a German version of Jerónimo Nadal's work on prayer to introduce Nadal and his ideas not only to the Ignatian specialists but also to the Jesuit circulation. The Rahner brothers took two of Nadal's concepts to exemplify Ignatius's ideals: ‘finding God in all things’ and ‘contemplative in action’. The Rahner brothers emphasized Nadal's concepts to establish a claim that the charisma of Ignatius and the Society of Jesus relies on the ability to find God both in prayer and in action.

Keywords: Karl Rahner; Jesuit; Jerónimo Nadal; Hugo Rahner; Ignatius; Society of Jesus; prayer

Chapter.  13523 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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