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Decisions and Discipleship

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/9780198270287.003.0009

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Decisions and Discipleship

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Karl Rahner's primary focus in his works is Ignatian discernment. Ignatian discernment concerns relating something with the notion of ‘transcendence’; when ‘transcendence becomes thematic’, man's ‘nature’ is suited under God. This chapter discusses how Ignatian discernment takes on the experience of grace and how this influences the choices made by man, how to live the Christian life, and how to accept Christian faith. Rahner believed it was possible for one to have a non-objective awareness of God through analyzing and reorienting the self. Rahner asserts how one's ‘character’ is dependent on one's everyday decisions since man cannot just accept or reject the basic orientation towards God.

Keywords: transcendence; ~Ignatian discernment; self; grace; Christian; God; man

Chapter.  5982 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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