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The Need and the Blessing of Prayer

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A new translation of Father Rahner's book on prayer.

Karl Rahner stands in a long line of great Christian theologians who were likewise great teachers of prayer. He has been called the voice of Vatican II, and is acknowledged as the rare theologian whose writings speak to the ordinary" Christian.

In The Need and the Blessing of Prayer , Father Rahner views the human person a
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Paperback, A Revised Edition of 'On Prayer', 128 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Liturgical Press (first published March 1st 1968)
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Emily
Apr 20, 2010 Emily rated it it was amazing
I had to read this book for one of my undergrad Theology classes and it left me speechless, particularly his sermon on the prayer of need. I felt as if he knew my exact thoughts and feelings, finally being able to define them. Absolutely loved it. Brilliant language and ability to put human fallibility into words.
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This book was written to a world that had just come out of the Holocaust. With this in mind Rahner expresses the reason and purpose for prayer in a deeply cynical and dark world.
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Karl Rahner, SJ (March 5, 1904 — March 30, 1984) was a German Jesuit and theologian who, alongside Bernard Lonergan and Hans Urs von Balthasar, is considered one of the most influential Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century.

He was born in Freiburg, Germany, and died in Innsbruck, Austria.

Before the Second Vatican Council, Rahner had worked alongside Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac and Marie-D
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“When man is with God in awe and love, then he is praying.” 48 likes
“Meditating on the nature and dignity of prayer can cause saying at least one thing to God: Lord, teach us to pray!” 7 likes
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