Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Round of 16: Rahner vs. Torrance

Karl Rahner (1904-1984) is one of the most important theologians of our time. He wrote on almost every subject in theology (his favoured genre was the essay). His reinterpretation the thomistic philosophy was an attempt to free the catholic theology from the 19th century school theology. He was an important voice behind the scenes at Vatican II, and many of the texts from the council reflects his theology.

Thomas F Torrance (1913-) is often credited as the one who brought Barth to the English speaking world. Based on a deep interest in the patristic writers, he has worked extensively on the incarnation and on the relationship between science and theology. He is also known for his ecumenical interest.

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