The Theological and Philosophical Thoughts of Karl Rahner

By Karen Kilby in August 2009

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Runtime: 9 mins

Karen Kilby discusses the philosophical and theological thoughts of Karl Rahner, a German Jesuit priest and theologian.

Karl Rahner was a German Jesuit priest and theologian. He was greatly influenced by Aquinas and Heidegger, particularly the view that knowledge of the world can only be received through the senses and that the mind draws on this through abstraction to create intellectual knowledge. To do this requires the ability to transcend particular instances and it is in this space that Rahner believes humans move towards God and that grace is present.

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Produced in August 2009. Provisional captions.

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