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Excursus: on the Relation of Philosophy and Theology Against the Backdrop of “Transcendental Revelation”

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823220663.003.0004

Series: Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology

Excursus: on the Relation of Philosophy and Theology Against the             Backdrop of “Transcendental Revelation”

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Although theology and philosophy have remarkable differences, Rahner was able to establish a relationship between the two. Historically speaking and according to the Scriptures, God regards humans as the stewards of His creation; likewise, He views human beings as responsible creatures who will obey His commandments. It is implied here that humans were given the privilege to hear from God; thus, proving the existence of the creator. By virtue of this gift of communication, there lies on one hand, a “natural” process of following God's words and on the other hand, a chance of deciding for one's self depending on his/her experience and reasoning. Additionally, Rahner mentions that the importance of the “transcendentally-anthropological starting point” of theology is to draw affinity between the human experience of the self and the dogma.

Keywords: theology; philosophy; human beings; God; existence; God's words; transcendentally-anthropological starting point; dogma

Chapter.  1820 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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