Posts tagged with ‘Karl Rahner’

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Christian Mysticism Class at Evening at Emory begins October 13

by Carl McColman

There’s still time to register for the Introduction to Christian Mysticism class being offered through the Evening at Emory program. Continuing education credit is available for this 5-week class. To register, click here. Here’s the course description from the Emory website: Introduction to Christian Mysticism Evening at EmoryHumanities and Cultural Studies The renowned twentieth century […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

People in the postmodern era have lost confidence in the idea of perpetual progress advanced by the sciences and technology. They have become distrustful of and disenchanted with authority, which includes that of the church. They value experience over against outside authority, a faith based on experience over against one that is ecclesiastically pre-formulated, and […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

Only in love can I find You, my God. In love the gates of my soul spring open, allowing me to breathe a new air of freedom and forget my own petty self. In love my whole being streams forth out of the rigid confines of narrowness and anxious self-assertion, which makes me a prisoner […]

The Hidden Tradition of Christian Mysticism

by Carl McColman

This is an article I wrote for the summer 2010 issue of Evolve! magazine. Karl Rahner, one of the most renowned Christian theologians of the twentieth century, once famously remarked that “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” For people whose experience of Christianity is, often, little […]

“Ordinary Mysticism”

by Carl McColman

A quote from The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: Mysticism can best be understood in an egalitarian and inclusive way… you don’t have to have supernatural experiences in order to be a mystic; therefore, everyone is called, if not to a life of extraordinary phenomena, then at least to the “ordinary mysticism” of the contemplative […]

A bookmark for you (and your friends)…

by Carl McColman

To help promote The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, I have had some bookmarks printed up. As you can see, they feature the cover design of the book, along with a few interesting quotations from St. Francis de Sales, St. Catherine of Siena, and Karl Rahner, SJ. On the back of the bookmark are blurbs […]