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Karl Rahner Quotes

If we have been given the vocation and grace to die with Christ then the everyday and banal occurrence which we call human death has been elevated to a place among Gods mysteries.
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The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim Him with their mouths and deny Him with their actions is what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable.

— Karl Rahner

Only in love can I find you, my God. In love the gates of my soul spring open, allowing me to breathe a new air of freedom and forget my own petty self. In love my whole being streams forth out of the rigid confines of narrowness and anxious self-assertion, which make me a prisoner of my own poverty emptiness. In love all the powers of my soul flow out toward you, wanting never more to return, but to lose themselves completely in you, since by your love you are the inmost center of my heart, closer to me than I am to myself.

— Karl Rahner

Childhood is not a state which only applies to the first phase of our lives in the biological sense. Rather it is a basic condition which is always appropriate to a life that is lived aright.

— Karl Rahner

The dead are silent because they live, just as we chatter so loudly to try to make ourselves forget that we are dying. Their silence is really their call to me, the assurance of their immortal love for me.

— Karl Rahner

Grace can and does have a history.

— Karl Rahner

The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.

— Karl Rahner

The struggle against atheism is foremost and of necessity a struggle against the inadequacy of our own theism.

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Learning always involves self-transcendence. Learning calls forth what is in us, helping us to move toward authenticity and wholeness.

— Karl Rahner

But there is yet another form of this hidden heresy, and, paradoxically, it can affect those who are proudest of their long-standing and unimpeachable orthodoxy; heresy in the form of indifference.

— Karl Rahner

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