Karl Rahner James M. Demske
Encounters With Silence
September 22, 2019 Comments.. 955
Encounters With Silence One of the classics of modern spirituality Encounters with Silence is one of Karl Rahner s most lucid and powerful books A book of meditations about man s relation with God it is not a work of dry t

  • Title: Encounters With Silence
  • Author: Karl Rahner James M. Demske
  • ISBN: 9781890318222
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the classics of modern spirituality, Encounters with Silence is one of Karl Rahner s most lucid and powerful books A book of meditations about man s relation with God, it is not a work of dry theology, but rather a book of prayerful reflections on love, knowledge, and faith, obedience, everyday routines, life with our friends and neighbors, our work and vocation, aOne of the classics of modern spirituality, Encounters with Silence is one of Karl Rahner s most lucid and powerful books A book of meditations about man s relation with God, it is not a work of dry theology, but rather a book of prayerful reflections on love, knowledge, and faith, obedience, everyday routines, life with our friends and neighbors, our work and vocation, and human goodness The immense success of this moving work is a tribute to its practicality and the ability of the great theologian to speak simply and yet profoundly to ordinary men and women seeking an inspiring guide to the inner life, one that never forsakes the world of reality The book is cast in the form of a dialogue with God that moves from humble but concerned inquiry to joyful contemplation.

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    1. booklady says:

      Encounters with Silence is sublime! Each chapter is a love letter written by Karl Rahner to God, but often as I was reading these meditations I forgot I was the reader and felt as if I could have been the writer/speaker. Rahner’s thoughts and prayers were my own, or anyway they were what my heart would like to say but often cannot find the words. There are ten chapters in the book. Each chapter concerns a particular topic or concern, so in that sense, you could read a specific chapter if you w [...]

    2. Lucas Grubbs says:

      If I had to choose one book of Christian spirituality that I would have to have for the rest of my life on that desert island, this would be it. This is the beauty of Christianity, and the profundity of prayer and theology. Rahner's "Foundations" may be a little overwhelming and complex for most of us (it took a year of studying it at seminary to wrap my mind around it) but this is for everyone who wishes to have that "encounter with silence," and that deep encounter with God. Pure beauty, pure [...]

    3. Nate says:

      Holy holiness! This was a great book! I already immensely respected Rahner for his theological work. This was a window into his personal prayer life. He's extremely honest with God about doubts, discouragements, and frustrations, but he also draws on profound theological resources to come to terms with some of the complexity that he feels at times. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a model of how to be open and honest with God in a way that does not leave questions unanswered y [...]

    4. Jenn says:

      This is a short little book that needs to be read very slowly, taking in every sentence. It is a peek into the prayer between man and God. In a way it is like reading the psalms; each chapter/prayer starts out questioning or in doubts and ends with the trust in God. It reminds me that prayer isn't just the reciting of prayers but real unedited conversation with God: who I am now; where I am now spiritually; my frustrations and failures, my joys and hopes.

    5. Emily says:

      It's amazing how well Rahner can illustrate the emotional suffering and questioning of humans. It is as if he knows exactly what I am going through. I would recommend Rahner to anyone interested in defining the difficulties in faith and wishing to find guidance.

    6. Hank Hurley says:

      This is truly one of the best books on prayer I have read - it is really a series of prayers by the author that explore our relationship with God. Wonderful!

    7. Samcwright says:

      A brief beautiful book that expresses thoughts about my relationship with God that I am often unable to articulate."Why do you enjoin me to speak with you, when you don't pay attention to me? Isn't your silence a sure sign that you're not listening? Or do you really listen quite attentively, do you perhaps listen my whole life long, until I have told you everything, until I have spoken out my entire self to you? Do you remain so silent precisely because you are waiting until I am really finished [...]

    8. Karin says:

      This is it. Beautifully written, beautifully intimate conversation between one man and his God. It's a book so dense with wisdom and meaning that I had to read it very slowly -- one chapter at a time -- many times aloud. And when I finished, I opened the book again at the first chapter and started over.

    9. Jacob Frank says:

      A short, but penetrating set of meditations. Rahner seems quite uninhibited in conveying his internal dialogue and self-questioning. He has some striking insights around the question of the encounter between an infinite and a finite being and all the various paradoxes that raises. Well worth reading.

    10. Adam Shaeffer says:

      This is a beautiful little book. Rahner's prayers are theologically deep, his questions piercing, but his interactions with God are tender and yearning. The mixture of theology, mysticism, and prayers of adoration reminds me of Tozer and is just as lovely to read.

    11. Rebekah says:

      A powerful book. One that I will come back to and read again several times I am sure. And each time I'll connect with different thoughts or insights in various ways.

    12. Theresa says:

      Published fifty eight years ago, but still relevant and inspiring today.

    13. Gala says:

      i am a big fan of people who let us in on their interior worlds of prayer or meditation, especially when they are forthright about their doubts and struggles, and especially when they are as poetic and visual as rahner. he builds rooms of thought and furnishes them.

    14. pjr8888 says:

      prayers of a dogmatic theologian sometimes profound, sometimes illuminating, sometimes convoluted, sometimes ethereal, always challenging.a step away from the quotidian. my copy is c 1968, The Newman Press, Westminster, Maryland. Twelfth printing, 1967.

    15. Christopher Blosser says:

      Encounters with Silence by Karl Rahner (1967)

    16. нєνєℓ¢ανα says:

      Excellent and well written; insightful as well as readable thumps up!

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