Over at Rorate there is something, dear readers, that I want all of you to read and know like your catechism, for this is part of the battle we are all fighting right now… and for many years.
At Rorate there is an anonymous piece (how I wish they would use names) which is a fine, concise exposition of a key problem with the thought of the late Jesuit Father Karl Rahner. The piece doesn’t really move the question anywhere or explain why Rahner is wrong. It isn’t an argument, but it is one of the best summaries I have seen.
This stuff crops up everywhere!
As an aside, you may recall that, I think, Benedict XVI’s famous 2005 address to the Roman Curia was, in large part, a refutation of Rahner and Rahnerians everywhere. This is the speech in which Benedict spoke of hermeneutics of discontinuity and rupture.
I think you, dear readers, should be familiar with this, so that when people use this line of thought your alarm bells will ring. The writer did you a real service. Read it carefully. Print it out if you need to.
Moreover, this piece sparked a thought for me. In most cases when we hear proposals about “inculturation”, aren’t we really hearing proposals about “accommodation” to the world and its ways? I muse on this in light of the proposals made by Card. Kasper concerning Communion for the divorced and remarried and discussion of the same during the upcoming Synod.
Enough. Go read. They don’t have a combox, but I do.