Karl Rahner and Ignatian Spirituality

Paperback | February 18, 2005

byPhilip Endean SJ

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Karl Rahner SJ (1904-1984), perhaps the most influential figure in twentieth-century Roman Catholic theology, believed that the most significant influence on his work was Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. This book casts significant new light on Rahner's achievement by presenting itagainst the background of the rediscovery of Ignatian spirituality in the middle decades of the twentieth century. It offers a fresh and contemporary theological interpretation of Ignatian retreat-giving, illuminating the creative new departures this ministry has taken in the last thirty years, aswell as contributing to the lively current debate regarding the relationship between spirituality and speculative theology.

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Karl Rahner SJ (1904-1984), perhaps the most influential figure in twentieth-century Roman Catholic theology, believed that the most significant influence on his work was Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. This book casts significant new light on Rahner's achievement by presenting itagainst the background of the rediscovery of Igna...

Philip Endean is Tutor in Theology at Campion Hall, Oxford and editor of The Way, a journal of Christian spirituality published by the British Jesuits.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:February 18, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199275890

ISBN - 13:9780199275892

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Table of Contents

1. Fragments, Foundations, and Bearings2. The Immediate Experience of God3. The Mystical and the Gracious4. The Rahner Brothers and the Discovery of Jeronimo Nadal5. Transcendence Becoming Thematic6. Immediacy, Mediations, and Grounding7. First Principles8. The Standard of Christ9. Decisions and Discipleship10. The Decision of Faith11. Ignatius, Rahner, and Theology

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`Superbly written ... As a sophisticated and densely written account of the fundamental influences on one of the twentieth century's seminal theologians, this book will rapidly become indispensable reading ... much to be recommended.'The Way