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A Module on Rahner's Exemplary and Revelatory Theory of Redemption for the Formation of Ghanaian Christians

Evans Adomako Appiah, S.J. (Ghana)

Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) with concentration in Systematic Theology
Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J., S.T.D. (Adviser)

Abstract:

This study critically examines Karl Rahner’s revelatory and exemplary theory of salvation and how the Ghanaian Christian community can appropriate it for a better Christian life and the citizenry’s overall well-being. Therefore the study looks at Rahner’s theology of redemption and its relevance to a good Christian formation program and how a better comprehension of Rahner’s revelatory and exemplary soteriological approach promotes better preaching of Christian salvation and living it in present Ghanaian society. The research employs descriptive and causal research methods. The study’s findings demonstrate that God’s saving will is the source of human redemption. God wills the salvation of all creation. God makes this known through his self-communication and forgiveness, which attains its unsurpassable and irrevocable climax and is perfectly revealed by Christ. Rahner further indicates that Christ’s obedience to God brought to fulfillment God’s salvific will and plan. Consequently, salvation is both objective and subjective. Also, salvation is here and now and eschatological.

Following Rahner’s theology of redemption, the study recommends that the Ghanaian Christian community rethink their conception of salvation – salvation begins here and now. Furthermore, pastors must also underline the aspect of subjective salvation and its essence to the Christian community. Moreover, Christians must demonstrate their obedience to God through the love of their neighbors. Lastly, members of the Christian community must live out their Christian values in every aspect of their life in society without fear or shyness.

 

Final Defense:

April 10, 2023, Monday, 3:00 p.m., online

Board of Examiners:

  1. Fr. Arnel Aquino, S.J., S.T.D. (Second Reader/Principal Examiner)
  2. Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J., S.T.D. (Adviser)
  3. Fr. Salvador Agualada, Jr., C.M.F., S.T.D.

Proposal Defense:

27 May 2022, Friday, 3:00-4:15pm, Online via Zoom (hosted by Mr. Jerry Orio)

Board of Examiners:
1. Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J., S.T.D. (Adviser)
2. Fr. Arnel Aquino, S.J., S.T.D.
3. Fr. Salvador Agualada, Jr., C.M.F., S.T.D.

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