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Transcendence Becoming Thematic

Philip Endean

in Karl Rahner and Ignatian Spirituality

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780198270287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683961 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270287.003.0005

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Transcendence Becoming Thematic

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This chapter looks at Karl Rahner's focus on St. Stanislaus Kotzka's principles and teachings. Rahner believed and reminded the Jesuits that Stanislaus knew something about how God's wisdom could be attained through understanding the Cross. He also believed that Stanislaus's teachings may encourage the Jesuits to discover other forms of community that fit whatever situations they are in and also to teach them to stay together especially at times when struggles are experienced. Rahner points out how Stanislaus was able to make a personal decision of realizing and following God and God's plans despite the tough times that Stanislaus experienced in Vienna. This chapter revolves around the theme of imperatives that God has given to man and the decisions that man has to make under God. Rahner speaks of certain ‘transcendence’ that refers to conditions within the self in a world with grace.

Keywords: God; Karl Rahner; St. Stanislaus Kotzka; Jesuit; transcendence; grace

Chapter.  15285 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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