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Karl Rahner

1904 - 1984

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Karl Rahner (5 March 1904 – 30 March 1984) was a German Jesuit priest and theologian who, alongside Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Yves Congar, is considered to be one of the most influential Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Rahner has received more than 439,347 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Karl Rahner is the 390th most popular philosopher (down from 366th in 2019), the 946th most popular biography from Germany (down from 849th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Philosopher.

Karl Rahner was a catholic theologian who is most famous for his work in the area of systematic theology. He is also noted for his work in the area of Christian spirituality.

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Among philosophers, Karl Rahner ranks 390 out of 1,081Before him are Abu Yusuf, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Siger of Brabant, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Paul Tillich, and Saadia Gaon. After him are John of Salisbury, Johannes Althusius, Guan Zhong, Han Yu, Eubulides, and Paul Natorp.

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Among people born in 1904, Karl Rahner ranks 47Before him are Antonín Novotný, Alejo Carpentier, Clifford D. Simak, George Balanchine, Lucile Randon, and Nikolai Kuznetsov. After him are John Gielgud, Héctor Castro, Moshé Feldenkrais, Gerhard Herzberg, Donald O. Hebb, and Serge Lifar. Among people deceased in 1984, Karl Rahner ranks 33Before him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Viktor Shklovsky, Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Vicente Aleixandre, and Stanislaw Ulam. After him are Jackie Coogan, Irwin Shaw, Moshé Feldenkrais, Henri Michaux, Oskar Werner, and Joseph Losey.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Rahner ranks 946 out of 6,142Before him are William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (1601), Prince Henry of Prussia (1862), Kurt Zeitzler (1895), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), and Hans Scholl (1918). After him are Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920), Emil Maurice (1897), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Johannes Althusius (1563), Robert Michels (1876), and Herbert Gille (1897).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Karl Rahner ranks 52Before him are Moritz Schlick (1882), Hermann Cohen (1842), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Moses Hess (1812), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), and Gershom Scholem (1897). After him are Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Natorp (1854), Christian Thomasius (1655), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), and Peter Sloterdijk (1947).