Karl Rahner (1904-84), a Jesuit priest, was one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. A major force at Vatican II, his writings effected a paradigm shift in modern theology. Yet it was the experience of prayer and a deeply mystical faith that animated and inspired his scholarship.
This anthology, which includes selections never before available in English, shows that if Rahner was an important theologian, it was because he was more fundamentally a modern spiritual master.
Philip Endean, an English Jesuit, is editor of the journal The Way and author of Karl Rahner and Ignatian Spirituality.
From Rahner's literate and impassioned reply to a letter from one who loved God but was disillusioned with the Church, to his thoughts on the role of Mary in theology, to contemplations upon the inexplicable mysteries of terrible suffering in the modern world and what truly lies beyond death [this book] is a profound contribution of a truly holy and selfless man . . . . Highly recommended.
- John Taylor, The Midwest Book Review