Karl Rahner (1904–84) is the most prominent and influential Catholic theologian of the 20th century. A German Jesuit ordained in 1932, he taught at Innsbruck and Munich from the late 1930s, was censored by the Church in the 1950s before being rehabilitated as a key theological adviser to the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.
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Now a major series, the Fount Christian Thinkers provide accessible and stimulating introductions to the lives and works of the most influential Christian throughout the ages. From theologians to mystics, lay-people to clerics, these people have shaped our intellectual and spiritual heritage, and still have enormous relevance for our world today.
'Karl Rahner' (1904-84) was probably the most prominent and influential Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. A German Jesuit, he was a key theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council in the 1960's, despite having had some of his ideas censored only a decade earlier. Heavily influenced by Aquinas, his work sought to reconcile Christian faith with contemporary thought and the revelation of God in human experience.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006280269