Transcendental Theology
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1. The approach to the concept. The term “transcendental theology” was modelled on the analogy of transcendental philosophy to indicate a certain receptivity to the latter in Catholic thought (since Maréchal; see. O. Muck), with important influences on Catholic theology. This does not mean that transcendental theology is merely the application of a transcendental philosophy to theological subjects. The main thing is that a historical context is indicated in which a procedure always in use in theology…

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Karl Rahner, “Transcendental Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_004510>
First published online: 2016



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