The widely-accepted Grundaxiom of Karl Rahner's doctrine of the Trinity functions in contemporary theology as a means of reconciling seemingly contradictory claims. The present study, by contrast, indirectly challenges the viability of such theologies by subjecting the Grundaxiom to a thoroughgoing, immanent critique. It argues that Rahner fails to supply a credible account of how human beings learn of the existence of the immanent Trinity.
Dennis Jowers is Assistant Professor of Theology and New Testament at Faith Seminary.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1; I. The Relevance of Rahner's Philosophy to His Theology; II. Rahner's Philosophy Itself; III. Outlook; Chapter 2; I. Revelation as Such; II. The Revelation of the Trinity; III. Conclusion; Chapter 3; I. Introduction; II. Divine Transcendence and Self-Communication; III. Bert Van Der Heijden; IV. Conciliar Authority and the Consistency of Rahner's Views; V. Conclusion; Chapter 4; I. Introduction; II. The Impossibility of a Non-Verbal, Non-Conceptual Revelation of the Doctrine of the Trinity Other Than the Beatific Vision; III. Christ's Anointing with the Holy Spirit as a Test Case for the Grundaxiom; IV. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.