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Karl Rahner has been the most influential Catholic theologian in this century. His writings helped to prepare the way for Vatican II and did much to shape the Church inthe post-concilliar period. In this book, a former student of Rahner and fellow Jesuit interweaves passages from Rahner's writings with explanatory commentary, in the way providing an introduction to the theology and spirituality of Karl Rahner suitable for the newcomer. This volume uncovers the foundations of Rahner's thought, presenting his integral Christian vision and illuminating in particular the profound connection between his theology and mysticism.
Karl Rahner was the most influential Catholic theologian of the 20th century. His writings helped prepare the way for Vatican II and did much to shape the Church in the post-conciliar period. Because of his intellectual influence, however, his significant contributions to spirituality are often overlooked. In this book, a colleague of Rahner’s (and fellow Jesuit) presents short passages of Rahner’s work with clear and engaging explanation of Rahner’s Christian mystical vision.