Karl Rahner, Vatican II, and the Shape of the Church

@article{Marmion2017KarlRV,
  title={Karl Rahner, Vatican II, and the Shape of the Church},
  author={D. Marmion},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={78},
  pages={25 - 48}
}
  • D. Marmion
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Theological Studies
Karl Rahner had a pivotal influence on Vatican II during the preparatory phases, at the Council itself, and subsequent to the Council. This article asks how Rahner shaped the ecclesiology of the Council. It shows how many of the council’s emphases bear the hallmark of Rahner: the church as sacramentum mundi, the importance of the local church, the issue of collegiality, the church of sinners, and the priority of the pastoral. It will be argued that Rahner’s acute theological prescience in… Expand
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