The ancient problem of working out the relationship between reason and revelation has assumed a new form in the contemporary context as philosophers debate the very concept of rationality. The present study argues that the conception of rationality operative in the thought of the twentieth-century Catholic theologian Karl Rahner, provides a viable language and framework for dealing with the problem in its contemporary form. In Rahner's thought - which is neither discontinuous with the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition r oblivious to the contributions and questions of post-Enlightenment thought - the complementarity of reason and revelation is grounded in a more primitive unity which is encountered and experienced in contemplative living and thinking.
The Author: Christopher F. Schiavone is a Roman Catholic priest and an assistant professor of Philosophy at St. John's Seminary in Boston. He pursued graduate studies in Theology at St. John's Seminary and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In addition to significant work in pastoral ministry, he has lectured on the relationship between Christianity and culture and has served as a media consultant on the topic of prime-time television as an art form.
Christopher F Schiavone
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies, Series 7: Theology & Religion