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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing (19 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281058423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281058426
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'Lucid, perceptive, thickly textured, theologically rich, and refreshingly concise - Kilby's presentation of Rahner's theology is a must for students of Rahner, be they first year seminarians or senior theologians. I have taught her book for years and I still learn something new from it every time I return - it's brilliant reading.' --Serene Jones, Yale Divinity School

'This is an excellent book, very useful for students and one of the clearest introductions to Rahner.' --John McDade, Principal of Heythrop College, London

'Karen Kilby's book will be invaluable to teachers and students because of its lucid, learned, and penetrating understanding of one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century. It is the best single slim volume on Rahner that I know.' --Gavin D'Costa, University of Bristol

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• Expert appraisal of the key Christian thinkers throughout history
• Essential details of biography and thought
• The most accurate and up-to-date scholarship
• With a comprehensive guide to further reading

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.

"Vivid…attractive…well written…this series should prove very useful for sixth forms…students at universities, not to mention the commuter on the 7.30 a.m. to work"

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khadijah Al-Hussain on 26 Feb. 2013
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Facts about the Unknowable 11 Nov. 2012
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This book lays out the complex theology of Karl Rahner in terms and ideas that the average layman can not only understand but absorb. In the 21st Century its revealing to look back at a 20th Century Theologian who had insights that are applicable for any generation in any Century. Well worn and thought-out explanations and insights for seekers of discovery about the Living God. Not the God of our invention but the creative force and loving nature of this incomparable and all inclusive love we call call God.
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Very Comprehensive, Easy to Digest Overview of Karl Rahner's Thought 27 Jan. 2014
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This short book offers a very easy to digest overview of the thought of someone who is a very complex, deep, and influential thinker. The author does a good job of presenting the criticisms and challenges to Rahner's thought and perhaps charitable defenses of them as well. But it doesn't end there, the reader is invited to foray into the sea of Rahner's writings with a guide of where one might start.
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