By Andreas R. Batlogg (editor and translator), Melvin E. Michalski (editor and translator), Barbara G. Turner (translation editor)
Many scholarly books were written at the Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner, yet what was once he like as a man or woman? How did his co-workers, his Jesuit colleagues, his scholars, his family members and acquaintances come upon him? This booklet, containing 28 interviews with these closest to him, unearths the human facet of Karl Rahner. convinced, he was once impatient, depression, overworked, yet he additionally possessed a childlike interest, prayerful spirit, and mild middle. His purely aim used to be to serve the Church and support humans have in mind of God. This publication makes a lot that Karl Rahner wrote extra intelligible and permits us to come across him this present day in a brand new method, within the twenty-fifth 12 months of his anniversary of loss of life (March 30, 1984).
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He had a large number of personal contacts and so he had a great influence on the outcome of these deliberations. And as I have said, he was someone who brought a whole new approach to things. 2 Franz Cardinal König 51 How did that occur specifically: for example did you write your comments and show them to Fr. Rahner or did you say: Fr. Rahner, I would like to have a draft of your thoughts on this or that topic? It happened this way – I made my presentation in the Aula and then after the debate I said to Fr.
His work met with approval in circles that were ready for reform. As a matter of fact he did what the pope had expressed in his metaphor, open windows. He did not respond with anxiety and defensiveness. 12 The dialogue with the separated Christians, for instance, was very much in its beginning stages. The Catholic Church viewed the Ecumenical Movement, which began in England and was connected with the founding of the World Council of Churches (1948), rather critically. The Church had refused to participate, but the Council said that while we will not become a member of the World Council of Churches, we want very much to work together.
We asked him a few questions that we had prepared in advance. It seemed to me at that time that his answers were almost word for word what he had already published somewhere. His thought processes were so ingrained in him that he could recall them at any time and so there was practically no difference between his spontaneous responses, his lectures and what he had written. ” Everything was carefully, precisely and clearly formulated. His Foundations of Christian Faith was dictated. When someone has such command of the language does he deserve admiration because of that?