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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Publication details for Professor Karen E. Kilby

Kilby, Karen (2009). Karl Rahner's Ecclesiology. New Blackfriars 90(1026): 188-200.

Author(s) from Durham


For reasons of academic fashion and ecclesial politics, Rahner is often dismissed as a liberal. Though elements of his thought on the church/world relationship do not date well, and others have been so thoroughly absorbed into the mainstream as to lose their interest, there is a dimension of his thought which remains important and which in fact undercuts typical divisions between liberals and their opponents.