By Daniel T. Pekarske
“Whenever my efforts to provide an explanation for this strange undertaking succeeded, i'd continuously listen, ‘Oh i am getting it. You’re writing Cliffs Notes for Karl Rahner!’ I’m definite the writers of Cliffs Notes may say an identical factor approximately their paintings as I do approximately mine. it's not meant to replacement for analyzing Rahner’s Theological Investigations. to the contrary I clearly desire this reference booklet will open his treasure trove of essay either to the coed in addition to to different critical readers of theology. all people conversant in Rahner’s nice 23-volume Theological Investigations is familiar with the sequence is tough to exploit since it lacks a key. The titles usually fail to explain the contents of the essays correctly; 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 a subject matter from informal references; and in need of wading via a complete essay there is not any option to comprehend fast even if it includes the cloth one is seeking. This ebook makes an attempt to handle those problems.” — From the Introduction.
Dan Pekarske, SDS., is a Salvatorian with M.A.’s in philosophy and theology, and a Ph.D. in spiritual reviews 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 middle tuition of Theology in Hales Corners, WI. His different guides comprise Abstracts of Karl Rahner’s Unserialized Essays (Marquette collage Press, #60 during this series); The lifetime of Johann Baptist Jordan, identified in non secular existence as Francis Mary of the move, Volumes 1-5, 2008 (ed.); the instant of Grace: a hundred Years of Salvatorian lifestyles and Ministry within the usa, 2 volumes, 1994 (ed.).
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The more significant an act is for the community the greater is its public explicitness; the more mundane it is the less noted. Conclusion Part II (126). III. Conclusion: One way of salvation by faith and the sacraments. 1) The quasi-sacramental visible appearance of the workings of God’s grace in faith and love. “God’s action on man occurs even in the ‘subjective’ way, and even the ‘subjective’ way occurs in the Church. Here, too, there is a dialogue of grace between God and man…” (127). 2) Grace and love inspired and embodied in the visibleness of the sacraments.
Topics: INDULGENCES; PENANCE, sacrament of; SIN, punishment due to. Subsidiary Discussions: Church, treasury of (183ff, 193f); Eschatology, intermediate state (198). Precis: Indulgences are among those theological truths “silenced to death” by neglect—theologically true by existentially uncompelling. The reason lies in the inability or unwillingness of theologians to translate the doctrine into meaningful concepts for today. Rahner regrets this neglect and welcomes B. Poschmann’s recent  work on indulgences.
The afterlife is never true growth in grace. 06 45 thought of as mere passive endurance of vindictive punishment which leaves us essentially unchanged. It could be an integration of the whole stratified human reality into that free decision and grace which, having been made and won in this life, is in itself definitive. Although in this view remission is less juridical or extrinsic, it remains possible for God’s indulgence to complete this process more or less quickly and intensely and therefore less painfully, however hard it may be for us to picture this.