The Theological Notion of The Human Person
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- Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
More About This Title The Theological Notion of The Human Person
In a careful study of the writings of Karl Rahner and John Macmurray, this book presents a renewed understanding of the theological notion of the human person. This understanding of person is developed by examining the relational depths of Karl Rahner’s theological anthropology in conversation with John Macmurray’s understanding of agency found in his work on «persons-in-relationship». What makes this dialogue enriching and striking is that both thinkers arrive at a corresponding notion of person from very different starting points: Rahner commences his reflections as a theologian focusing on the mystery of God at the heart of his study of person. Macmurray on the other hand begins with the human person and ultimately arrives at a philosophical notion of God as personal agent.
Gregory Brett CM is a senior lecturer in Systematic Theology at the Yarra Theological Union, a college of the MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne. He works in the areas of Theological Anthropology, Grace and Eschatology. He has also lectured extensively in Faith and Revelation, Ecclesiology and Sacraments. He is a past member of the National Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue and a current member of the National Catholic-Anglican Dialogue. He has a particular interest in the theology of Karl Rahner.
Contents: Rahner and Macmurray in Context – Rahner’s Notion of Person as Relational – Rahner’s Early Essays on Person – Rahner: Persons in Relationship – John Macmurray: Search for a New Paradigm – Persons as Agents – The Paradigm of The Personal – The Conversation: Towards a Communion Notion of Person.