I was asking stuff at the Relevant magazine message boards about Karl Rahner, and didn’t get much response (don’t think many people there had heard of him). Runnerryran suggested that I ask here.
Been reading a book called *The Tapestry of Christian Theology *, which is basically an overview of 20th century theology. Just read the chapter on Karl Rahner’s ideas about the incarnation and am reasonably confused. I’m pretty sure I understand what he was on about in ‘On the Theology of the Incarnation’. But I don’t understand very well what ‘Christology Within an Evolutionary View of the World’ or ‘The Two Basic Types of Christology’ very well.
In ‘Christology Within an Evolutionary View of the World’ I understand his five working assumptions pretty well. I don’t understand what he means by saying that ‘the cosmos gradually becomes conscious of itself.’
In ‘The Two Basic Types of Christology’ I don’t understand what a ‘saving history’ theology or a ‘metaphysical’ theology is.
Anyone familiar with Rahner, and able to help me understand this?