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“The new is always uncomfortable and frightening. We may want through ‘new knowledge’ only to confirm ourselves. Real truths, however, when they penetrate in a new way into us, frighten us, affect us, threaten us, change us, force us into realms of the spirit in which we cannot confuse normalcy with new insight, in which we don’t feel at home.”

– Karl Rahner, S.J., THEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS 7

“Clearly, [Rahner’s] theology is the opposite of ever smug sectarianism, of every fundamentalism of things, of every desire to replace the Gospel with a restoration of Baroque antiquities, of every reduction of faith and theology to acceptable phrases and sparse catechisms. That openness to people and cultures may render this kind of theology suspect to some Protestants and to Catholic reactionaries because it is a guide to believing in a large world and to ministering in a vital church.”

– Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., GOD IN THE WORLD

“Christianity is not an indoctrination into certain conditions or facts or realities which are always the same, but is the proclamation of a history of salvation, of God’s salvific and revelatory activity on [living persons] and with [living persons].”

– Karl Rahner, S.J., FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN FAITH

“Spirituality is theology made personal.  An individual selects aspects of Christian teaching.”

– Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., GOD IN THE WORLD

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