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Author: Stephen M. Fields
ISBN: 0878407928
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Georgetown University Press (December 13, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Theology
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e-Book Being as Symbol: On the Origins and Development of Karl Rahner's Metaphysics epub download

by Stephen M. Fields



Being as Symbol book. Stephen M. Fields, SJ, now explains how Rahner developed his metaphysics as a creative synthesis of Thomism and the modern philosophical tradition

Being as Symbol book. Fields, SJ, now explains how Rahner developed his metaphysics as a creative synthesis of Thomism and the modern philosophical tradition. Focusing on Rahner's core concept of the One of the most important theologians of the modern era, Karl Rahner is best known for his efforts to make Christianity credible in light of the intellectual questions of modern culture.

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Stephen Fields is an expert in philosophical theology and the history of Christian thought. He is the author of Being as Symbol: On the Origins and Development of Karl Rahner's Metaphysics and numerous scholarly articles. He is former president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association.

is a Jesuit priest and associate professor of the-ology at Georgetown University. in the philosophy of religion fromYale and an . from Oxford Univer-sity. He has recently published a book, Being as Symbol:On the Origins and Development of Karl Rahner’s Metaphysics (Washington, . Georgetown University Press, ). He has been president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association and served on the board of trustees of Theological Studies. Francis Cardinal George, .

1) The book traces over a dozen theological and philosophical influences in Rahner's corpus

1) The book traces over a dozen theological and philosophical influences in Rahner's corpus. Its principal strength and contribution consists in presenting the philosophical underpinnings of a central operator in many of Rahner's writings, and an active, implicit undertow in others, namely, the Realsymbol. I propose to deepen and extend Fields's insight regarding Rahner's place vis-a-vis German Idealism and from that standpoint argue that Rahner, working within German Idealism, finds a way to surpass it. I do this by exploring a virtually unexamined question: How does Rahner relate to the famous yet little-studied German Idealist Friedrich Schelling (1775-1854)?

Interesting Facts: Fr. Fields is an expert in philosophical theology and the history of Christian thought.

Interesting Facts: Fr. He is the author of Being as Symbol: On the Origins and Development of Karl Rahner’s Metaphysics, Analogies of Transcendence: An Essay on Nature, Grace and Modernity (2016), and numerous scholarly articles.

One of the most important theologians of the modern era, Karl Rahner is best known for his efforts to make Christianity credible in light of the intellectual questions of modern culture. Stephen M. Fields, SJ, now explains how Rahner developed his metaphysics as a creative synthesis of Thomism and the modern philosophical tradition. Focusing on Rahner's core concept of the Realsymbol, which posits all beings as symbolic, Fields establishes the place of the Realsymbol in philosophical theories of the symbol. He particularly concentrates on those key aspects of Rahner's metaphysics-his theories of finite realities and language―that have received insufficient attention.By examining a wide range of Rahner's works in the context of twelve medieval, modern, and contemporary thinkers, Fields locates the origins of this seminal thinker's metaphysics to an extent never before attempted. He notes the correlations that exist between the Realsymbol and such work as Aquinas's theory of the sacraments, Goethe's and Hegel's dialectics, Moehler's view of religious language, and Heidegger's aesthetics.Through this analysis, Fields reveals the structural core of Rahner's metaphysics and shows how art, language, knowledge, religious truth, and reality in general are all symbolic. Being as Symbol opens new perspectives on this important thinker and positions him in the broader spectrum of philosophical thought.
Owomed
I came across this book while looking for books on Max Scheler at a university library. One of those happy accidental finds Providence provides for you between the stacks. With the usual time constraints of loan privileges, and two books on Scheler waiting on my desk, I have only been able to give this book one quick reading. The book was good enough to warrant purchasing it, and it is now on my Amazon wish list.

The actual text is only about 100 pages long, but Stephen Fields packs a lot of information into them. His writing is dense and technical--very dense and technical. I think the average Catholic with a casual interest in theology would find reading this book difficult. Even if you possess an understanding of Aristotelian based terms as a part of your theological lexicon (abstraction, hylemorphism, substance, accident, and transubstantiation), Fields quickly leaves the ordinary usage of this vocabulary to explore the complexities of Karl Rahner's theology of the RealSymbol. With the exception of a few pages, Fields accomplishes this task rather well. Rahner put a lot of emphasis on human interaction with the symbolic, making his theology both psychological and ontological. Deciphering the interplay of mind and Being is not easy. The book also puts Rahner in an historical context, examining the influences of Goethe, Mohler, Hegel, and Kant on his theology. This requires Fields to provide outlines of their philosophical positions. I found this part of the book very interesting and helpful, but the writing is the same dense and technical style found in the more theological parts, so as either history or theology, this book is very challenging. If you are not experienced in this area of study, I recommend waiting to buy this book.

I considered writing a synopsis of the material, but anything I would write would probably mirror Fields' technical style, and some people reading this review might be discouraged from buying an insightful and useful book. I wouldn't want to do that. It is a good book. I look forward to owning my own copy for a slower and more engaged reading.
Aloo
This book reads like a PhD thesis. If so, I would pass it with accolades. I had to read it twice, and I think the general reader might get bogged down without a familiarity with Thomist metaphysics.
Hasirri
Fr. Stephen Fields has written the best book on Rahner to date. This piece of scholarship is sure to be a hallmark of Theology for decades to come. Insightful, genius, life-changing, a work of rare intellect... this book will even vacuum your carpet!