McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
ARCIC, Ecumenical Dialogue, Karl Rahner, Mystery, Postcritical Theology, Symbol
This dissertation examines the ecumenical relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and the necessity for a symbolic cognitive and narrative conversion in both communions. Drawing upon Karl Rahner's theology of symbol, this dissertation argues that such a cognitive and narrative conversion is determined by the interpretation and appropriation of God's mystery as the origin and goal of Christian activity and belief. As such, there is a demand for a second naïveté in both communions, whereby, the methods employed by ecumenical dialogue extend beyond the logic of criticism and seek to embrace a postcritical logic of symbol.
Dart, E. (2016). Anglican-Roman Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue: A Case for a Rahnerian Logic of Symbol (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/460