THE ACHIEVEMENT OF KARL RAHNER by Louis Roberts

THE ACHIEVEMENT OF KARL RAHNER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Karl Rahner is one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most popular, of the ""new"" theologians of the Catholic Church. This book makes available for the first time a synthetic view of Rahner's thought which, hitherto, lay scattered through many books, articles, and orations, and for that reason--as well as because of the book's undoubted authority (there is an approving introduction by Rahner himself) and because of the author's indubitable competence--it renders a service for which many theologians and laymen of the various Christian churches will be grateful. Dr. Roberts' work follows a logical order in the exposition of Rahner's approach to theological problems, beginning with a discussion of the philosophical prolegomena and progressing through the evolution of dogma, the economy of salvation, theological, anthropology under its aspects of creation and redemption, the Church, and concluding with a chapter on the phenomenology of religion. The value of the book is enhanced by Roberts' refreshingly lucid style and by his unwillingness to stray from the main lines of his subject's contribution. On the whole, this work may be held up as a model for the ""introduction to"" sort of book which is becoming increasingly popular among theologians and laymen. Indispensable for libraries with a theological section of any size.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Herder & Herder