Interruptions: Mysticism, Politics, And Theology In The Work Of Johann Baptist Metz

Paperback | December 8, 1998

byJ. Matthew Ashley

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“This text . . . presents a comprehensive look at the theological development of Metz, and in particular examines closely Metz’s shift from Rahnerian transcendental thought to the political theology that has marked his major contributions, while arguing that Metz has stayed in essential continuity with Rahner. At a second and more important level, the work takes us into a discussion of the relationships between spirituality and theology. This time, Metz is viewed as a man who has struggled throughout his life to find a way to blend prayer and theology and has discovered it finally in his sustained attention to suffering. In his concluding chapter Ashley locates the differences between Rahner and Metz in the distinct spiritualities that influence each. From Metz’s perspective, Rahner’s mysticism is too individualistic. The political or prophetic dimension is lacking. This extremely well-written work is commended to all with an interest in Rahner, Metz, or the interrelations of spirituality and theology.” —Religious Studies Review

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“This text . . . presents a comprehensive look at the theological development of Metz, and in particular examines closely Metz’s shift from Rahnerian transcendental thought to the political theology that has marked his major contributions, while arguing that Metz has stayed in essential continuity with Rahner. At a second and more impo...

J. Matthew Ashley is associate professor of systematic theology and chair of the theology department at the University of Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:December 8, 1998Publisher:University Of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0268011958

ISBN - 13:9780268011956

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“. . . One of the finest theological monographs . .  . Ashley’s exposition of the development of Metz’s thought is one of the best, perhaps even the best, available in English.”