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  1. Brian F. Linnane (2003). Rahner's Fundamental Option and Virtue Ethics. Philosophy and Theology 15 (1):229-254.score: 870.0
    Jean Porter, a noted moral theologian, has argued that Karl Rahner’s influential theory of the fundamental option is of little practical use in actually attempting to live a holy and virtuous life. Thomas Aquinas’ account of the infused virtue of charity, she claims, offers a richer account of the Christian moral life and so is of greater practical use. This essay challenges this assertion by placing Rahner’s notion of fundamental option into dialogue with Thomistic caritas. It argues that the actions (...)
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  2. Brian F. Linnane (1997). Categorical and Transcendental Experience in Rahner's Theology. Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):199-226.score: 870.0
    Karl Rahner’s theory of fundamental option has been criticized in recent years due to a perceived discontinuity between categorical actions in history and their transcendental implications. Jean Porter, for example, argues that such a discontinuity undermines any usefulness of the theory for the moral life because it is unable to generate a substantive account of the life of virtue. This essay disputes such claims, arguing that Rahner’s reluctance to definitively connect particular actions with a positive or negative fundamental option is (...)
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  3. Jean Porter (1997). A Response to Brian Linnane and David Coffey. Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):285-292.score: 72.0
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