Economy and Immanence: Karl Rahner's Doctrine of the Trinity

Lincicum, David
October 2005
European Journal of Theology;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p111
Academic Journal
In the recent resurgence of Trinitarian theology, many theologians have employed Rahner's famous dictum in varying ways. This paper seeks to place his axiom in the context of his doctrine of the Trinity as a whole. It is concluded that, while Rahner has made a genuine contribution to Trinitarian discussion, his formulation (especially in its reciprocal clause) jeopardizes the freedom of God in loving creation, and should only be accepted with modification.


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