The “Anthropological Turn” in the Theology of Karl Rahner

Anton Losinger

in The Anthropological Turn

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780823220663
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235667 | DOI:

Series: Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology

The “Anthropological             Turn” in the Theology of Karl Rahner

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One of the most striking and contentious explorations in theology is that of Karl Rahner who provided propositions on how to get away from the reduction of Christian belief through the simultaneous grasp between anthropology and theology. Rahner argues that good deeds along with the way of life, and Dasein (asking for or perhaps, demanding for explanations regarding the beliefs transmitted to us by tradition) are prerequisites to human salvation. The transcendence that Rahner originated was either supported or modified by his contemporaries: Immanuel Kant, Martin Heidegger, and Rene Descartes. Thoughts arising from the conventional to rational views, discussion about fate and free will, salvation granted by God's grace or attained through Man's good deeds, as well as the justification of the reality of the unseen in relation to what is visible are ome of the concerns elaborated in this section.

Keywords: Christian belief; anthropology; theology; Dasein; transcendence; human salvation; God's grace

Chapter.  6712 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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