"I believe because I pray." [Karl Rahner, SJ (1904-1984)]
Karl Rahner was one of the most influential theologians of our time. He was an important contributor to the Second Vatican Council, a Jesuit priest, a prolific author, a formidable professor of theology, and a leading voice of ecumenical dialogue. But until now, few have experienced his profound and edifying spirituality.
Now, Radical Grace: A Retreat with Karl Rahner introduces you to the remarkable spirituality behind his theology. Your guide is Rev. Anthony Ciorra (PhD, Fordham University), a celebrated spirituality expert and vice president for mission and Catholic identity and professor of theology at Sacred Heart University. His accessible conferences shed new light on his prayerful and grace-filled writings. As you will come to realize, Rahner's profound experience of prayer animated and inspired his theology. And through these retreat conferences, you too will understand his passion for articulating the human experience of God.
In these audio conferences, you will consider Rahner's writings and theological contributions with an eye toward their deep spirituality. You will explore his radical theology of grace, which holds that every human is a mystic at heart. Then, you will reflect on his model of everyday mysticism, learning to practice daily holiness and the virtue of patience. You will also explore his Christology, spiritual influences, and methods for dealing with dark nights of the soul.
Rahner was indeed an important 20th-century theologian, but only because he was more fundamentally a modern spiritual master. Take Rahner as your spiritual guide today.
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This teacher makes Theology fun!
This is a very well constructed program and the teacher is decidedly not boring! The content was excellent and the pacing was very good. I will listen to other programs Fr. Tony has done.