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How things are in the world : metaphysics and theology in Wittgenstein and Rahner

Author: Terrance W Klein
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, 2003.
Series: Marquette studies in theology, #39.
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Klein, Terrance W., 1958-
How things are in the world.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003020848
(OCoLC)53097155
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Karl Rahner; Karl Rahner; Karl Rahner; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Karl Rahner; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terrance W Klein
ISBN: 058549620X 9780585496207 0874626919 9780874626919
OCLC Number: 54428658
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The world as a cipher of transcendence --
Why Wittgenstein? --
The self, the world, and God --
Fides et ratio --
Wittgenstein's world --
The world and God of the tractatus --
Whereof we cannot speak --
A world thaws --
A world of worlds --
Language games --
Forms of life --
The grammar of knowledge --
On the grammar of knowing others --
The grammar of knowing God in the investigations --
Criteria and certainty --
Knowing within and beyond the world --
Questioning the world --
The metaphysical impulse --
Wittgenstein and analogical language --
Humanity as a potentia obedientialis --
What must be the case in order to know? --
The whither of human knowledge --
Klein 7 --
A human way of knowing --
Rahner's questioning as dynamism --
The historical turn --
Space as sprachspiel --
Spirit in the world --
Revelation as sprachspiel --
Natural and supernatural --
Oportet philosophari in theologia --
Language and experience --
Fides quaerens vocem --
Word of the Father --
The experience making expression possible --
The forge of language --
Meaning incarnate.
Series Title: Marquette studies in theology, #39.
Responsibility: by Terrance W. Klein.

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Klein begins by reviewing the theological implications of Ludwig Wittgenstein's (1889-1951) work. Then he argues that he and Karl Rahner (b. 1904) share a common philosophical anthropology that might serve in the construction of a post-linguistic metaphysics, before applying the former's insights to questions raised about the latter's theological contributions. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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"The Word was made flesh" is the foundational Christian assertion. Some two thousand years later, Christians are still reflecting upon its meaning. What is the relationship of words, or language, to our experience of God? Is God beyond words? Christianity has, in one venue or another, asserted just that, all the while maintaining the necessity of an explicitly religious life, one formed and focused upon words and that which might be called the "language of ritual." The very word "revelation" seems to evoke the question of language: words, concepts, assertions, judgements, etc. It's true that Christianity asserts that what God ultimately reveals in Jesus Christ is a person, not a message, or rather, that the person is the message, but words like "message," "communication," and even "communion" raise the question of language. If, on the one hand, God lies beyond all telling, and if, on the other, human life in the age of communication seems to be nothing more than a telling, a spinning, and the creation of realities formed by language, where do God and humanity meet? What does it mean to assert that the Word became flesh? The first half of this book is a theological examination of the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein who, with a small brace of others, stands as a progenitor of twentieth century thought. The work of Karl Rahner clearly stands as the center of postconciliar Roman Catholic theology, and of contemporary Christian theology in general. Rahner wrote voluminously and well. Although his own style of writing is dense and heavily weighted with continental philosophy, his treatments of so many basic theological questions have been popularized by innumerable secondary authors. It would beno exaggeration to say that Rahner's work has been a theological pivot for the second half of the 20th century. The time seems right, then, to take another look at Rahner and his Wittgensteinian critics. What is immediately apparent is that both men were intentionally se.

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