Exploration on Karl Rahner's Theological Anthropology

Philosophy and Culture 38 (1):111-128 (2011)

Tao Xu
Nankai University
Karl Rahner's theological anthropology • is in the mainstream of Christian thought from God-and toward a humanistic background, drawing on Kant's transcendental method and Heidegger's analysis of the traditional philosophy of God, especially for those who圣多瑪斯theory and St. Ignatius of mysticism to transform the results. And compared to the traditional Christian philosophy, as a basis for theological anthropology that is not closed forms of metaphysical belief in the external reflection, but rather as a belief in the transcendent nature of human subjects of inquiry, its focus is human to listen to Word of the possibility or transcendental conditions. In the age when Christian mainstream Thoughts are turning from God-oriented to human-oriented, Karl Rahner's theological anthropology transforms St. Thomas's anthropology, Ignazio's mysticism, and other traditional theological philosophical theories with reference to Kant's transcendental method and Heidegger's existential analysis. In comparison with traditional Christian Philosophy, his anthropology as foundational theology is not a metaphysical reflection on the external forms of Christian belief but an inquire for the transcendental human nature as the real subject of Christian belief, and the focal point of it is the possibility or transcendental conditions for human to listen the Holy Word
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