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'Glaube in winterlicher Zeit...'

“Piety’s wintry climate cannot be overcome by simply proclaiming high ideals and acting as if they could be realized with a little goodwill… Perhaps in the future there will coexist two different styles of piety. One will be difficult because, although carried by the grace of God, it will have to live and thrive in a world of technical rationalism and in close proximity to a concerned atheism; the other will experience spontaneously and with great intensity God, his Spirit, and the life-giving power of the gospel.”

– Karl Rahner: ORIENTIERUNG 37 (1973): 202.