Immediacy, Mediation, and Grounding

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

Immediacy, Mediation, and Grounding

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This chapter addresses the need for an attempt to expose the underlying connections among the different statements that Karl Rahner has made. Rahner's concept of what is transcendental and what is categorical, although contrasting was related through the presentation of passages from Rahner's Ignatian writings. Problems concerning language and Roman Catholic institutional commitments were raised regarding Rahner's statement of having an experience of God. This chapter introduces what is done in the next few chapters to be able to grasp a ‘constructive interpretation’ of Rahner's contradicting ideas through obtaining support from his texts.

Keywords: Ignatian writings; interpretation; God; Karl Rahner; transcendental; categorical

Chapter.  7661 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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