A Source for the Gnosticization of Morality: Fr. Karl Rahner (Part 6)

Rahner’s introduction of God is more difficult. In his early works, he often states clearly that God is the “author” or being as such. That is, he clearly places God over being as such. And if God is above what we cannot even get before our minds conceptually, then we cannot get before our minds any concept of God. That is, we approach God not through determinate consciousness (most people just call this “consciousness”!) but rather through that dynamic process of our minds, by which we are “ever reaching beyond the particular or the already achieved”. In short, to put it as the phenomenologists do: God has no face for you! (But the later Rahner ends up quite often not differentiating God from “being as such”.)