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The Standard of Christ

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/9780198270287.003.0008

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

The Standard of Christ

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This chapter analyses how Karl Rahner's claim about the spiritual is always worldly has to be reinforced with the notion that worldly accounts have a role in the Christian economy. This notion should, aside from being focused on Jesus Christ and canonist tradition, have universal scope but at the same time takes a pluralist view. It also draws attention to Christ and the Church through presenting the significance of Christ as a standard that illustrates itself through history and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also shown in this chapter how the Church influences man's decisions although Church authority does not necessarily supply the truth about God to mankind. This chapter also contains Rahner's comments and explanations regarding Roman Catholic tradition.

Keywords: spiritual; Christian economy; Jesus Christ; Roman Catholic; church

Chapter.  9925 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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