Karl Rahner Society

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Collected Works For an overview of the Sämtliche Werke as of early 2009 by Andreas R. Batlogg and Albert Raffelt, see the essay entitled “Ein Lebenswerk erschlossen : Zum Stand der Edition sämtlicher Werke Karl Rahners.”


Comprehensive Bibliographies.  Dr. Albert Raffelt at the University of Freiburg has put together an invaluable web page with information about Rahner, his works and secondary literature about them.
- Bibliographie Karl Rahners
- Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg - Bibliographie der Rahner-Sekundärliteratur


Archives.  The Karl-Rahner-Archiv, München, under the direction of Pater Dr. Andreas R. Batlogg SJ, is dedicated to preserving Rahner's literary legacy.
- Father Thomas F. O'Meara, OP, the William K. Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, will give give this year's Rahner Lecture under the auspices of the KR Archiv.  Entitled "The American Rahner: The Influence of a German Theologian on US Catholicism," the lecture will take place on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Texts.  Abstracts of Karl Rahner's Unserialized Essays, by Daniel Pekarske, SDS.  Marquette Studies in Theology, no. 60.  This new volume includes abstracts of essays published in English (apart from the Theological Investigations and Rahner's dictionary and encyclopedia articles).  The new volume follows Pekarske's Abstracts of Rahner’s Theological Investigations.

Rahner's Spirit in the World & Hearer of the Word are now available on computer disks for $10 from Marquette University Press. Follow this link to the MU Press page for further information.


Theological Investigations.  The complete text of Rahner’s 23-volume Theological Investigations is now available in PDF format, published to mark Rahner’s centenary in 2004.  The publisher is Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, and you can purchase it for £60.00 at "The Way -- Ignatian Book Service" in Oxford, England.  At "The Way," search for "Theological Investigations."




Paraphrase.  Dr. Mark F. Fischer at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA has written a paraphrase of Rahner's Foundations of Christian Faith.  His web site also includes an index to the book and materials for teaching Rahner's theology.



Sermons, Prayers, and Essays.  Dr. Annemarie S. Kidder has just published a collection of Rahner's sermons, prayers, and essays that she translated and edited.  The Mystical Way in Everyday Life, published by Orbis Press, has a Foreword by Karl Cardinal Lehmann, as well as an introduction by Kidder herself.  Kidder is also the author of Making Confession, Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls, which has a chapter on Karl Rahner (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2010).