Abstracts of Karl Rahner's Theological Investigations 1-23 by Daniel T. Pekarske

By Daniel T. Pekarske

“Whenever my efforts to provide an explanation for this strange venture succeeded, i'd perpetually listen, ‘Oh i am getting it. You’re writing Cliffs Notes for Karl Rahner!’ I’m certain the writers of Cliffs Notes might say a similar factor approximately their paintings as I do approximately mine. it's not meant to replacement for studying Rahner’s Theological Investigations. to the contrary I truly desire this reference e-book will open his treasure trove of essay either to the student in addition to to different critical readers of theology. every person acquainted with Rahner’s nice 23-volume Theological Investigations understands the sequence is difficult to take advantage of since it lacks a key. The titles usually fail to explain the contents of the essays properly; there isn't any cumulative index in English; the prevailing indices on the finish of every quantity are tedious and did not distinguish major discussions of an issue from informal references; and wanting wading via a complete essay there's no technique to recognize speedy no matter if it includes the fabric one is seeking. This publication makes an attempt to deal with those problems.” — From the Introduction.
Dan Pekarske, SDS., is a Salvatorian with M.A.’s in philosophy and theology, and a Ph.D. in non secular experiences from Marquette collage. After instructing 6 years in his Society’s significant seminary in Tanzania, East Africa, he now serves as an consultant on the Sacred center tuition of Theology in Hales Corners, WI. His different courses contain Abstracts of Karl Rahner’s Unserialized Essays (Marquette collage Press, #60 during this series); The lifetime of Johann Baptist Jordan, identified in spiritual existence as Francis Mary of the move, Volumes 1-5, 2008 (ed.); the instant of Grace: a hundred Years of Salvatorian existence and Ministry within the usa, 2 volumes, 1994 (ed.).

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Though there is no right to a false cult as such, neither is there a right to suppress such cults forcibly. Where the state allows its citizens their natural rights, where it does not engage in culture politics or anti-religious bigotry, Christians would not need nor would they seek state patronage. 0} Schuld und Schuldvergebung als Grenzgebiet zwischen Theologie und Psychotherapie Anima 8 (1953) 258-272, as, Schuld und Schuldvergebung. Abstract: The roles of priest and physician in remitting guilt are distinguished by object and procedure based on the nature of sin and suffering.

5} Previously unpublished. Abstract: Rahner’s critique of universal essentialist ethics on which traditional Catholic morality is based makes existentialist ethics more promising. Topics: ETHICS, existential; ETHICS, essentialist. Subsidiary Discussions: Ethics, situational (217ff); Particularity (225ff). Precis: This essay divides into four parts: distinguishing extreme situation ethics from existential ethics (217-220); describing essentialist ethics (220223): its critique (223-230); potential applications of existential ethics (231234).

Abstract: Applying Aquinas’ notion of the incarnational nature of grace to the question of sacramental efficacy harmonizes otherwise dualistic theories and clarifies the relationship between sacraments and their subjects. Topics: GRACE; SACRAMENTS, ex opere operato/operantis; CHURCH. Subsidiary Discussions: Incarnational principle (119ff); Causality, sacramental (122ff); Love (129f). Precis: I. Introduction to the problem. 1) The question of how frequently to receive sacraments has long been discussed in many forms.

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