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Karl Rahner, S.J.

Karl Rahner (portrait by L. M. Cremer)
Born (1904-03-05)5 March 1904
Freiburg im Breisgau, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire
Died 30 March 1984(1984-03-30) (aged 80)
Innsbruck, Tyrol (state), Austria
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Christian philosophy, theology
Main interests
Christology, Trinity, Faith

Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God.
Karl Rahner
Grace can and does have a history.
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
Karl Rahner
The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.
What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.
Karl Rahner
Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
Karl Rahner