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Kasper, Walter 1933-

Works: 800 works in 2,201 publications in 8 languages and 22,967 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, wpr, win, Interviewee, Commentator
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That they may all be one : the call to unity by Walter Kasper( )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardinal Kasper is a distinguished theologian who was a colleague of Cardinal Ratzinger, Karl Rahner, and Hans Kung at The Universities of Münster and Tübingen. Kasper now heads the Vatican's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, with the specific task of fostering relations between the Catholic Church and other Christian Churches and Ecclesial communities. Here he outlines his vision for the unity of Christian Churches. A man with an open mind, Kasper covers one of the major responsibilities of the contemporary Catholic Church. His perspective of the uniqueness of The Catholic Church and its magisterium is presented here as a modern inquiry into the nature of truth. His views are enlightening and engaging, and reflect the important role of dialogue as understood by the Catholic Church, which also listen to other traditions and learn from them. Many will read it in the hope that the thought of this renowned, open-minded Church leader may give hope to people of all traditions that they may learn to understand Jesus's injunction - 'they may be one'
Harvesting the fruits : aspects of Christian faith in ecumenical dialogue by Walter Kasper( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cardinal Kasper summarises the results of the Catholic Church's official dialogues with Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican and Methodist Churches over forty years, sets out a blueprint for 'consensus and convergence', and sets out a map for the way forward for ecumenism. From such a source, this document is therefore of crucial importance. The book focuses on the major issues in ecumenical dialogue - Jesus Christ, The Holy Trinity, Justification, The Church and The Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. Cardinal Kasper explains the key issues at stake and offers signposts for the way forward so that the wish of Jesus may be fulfilled: That They May All Be One."--Jacket
The God of Jesus Christ by Walter Kasper( Book )

95 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using admittedly polemical language, the author calls for a "theological theology" which makes the explanation of the confession of the triune God its first priority, not only for speculative but for pastoral reasons
Jesus the Christ by Walter Kasper( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasper assesses the Christological enterprise in the Church from the earliest down to the most recent times which can be recommended without hesitation to teacher and serious student. The book also provides a solid theological basis for preaching. This may also be described as a work of Christian serenity, but one which is not indifferent to current problems. It is the fruit of the deep peace which all men can gain from contemplation of Jesus the Christ. As Karl Rahner has said -- this book is 'modern' in the very best sense of the word. Synthesising biblical, philosophical and traditional material, the book remains essential reading for specialists and is used widely for courses on Christology -- the very basis of Christian theology itself. --
Theology of Christian marriage by Walter Kasper( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Christian faith by Walter Kasper( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an incisive yet comprehensive introduction to the nature and problems of Christian faith in the modern world. Throughout the author shows that he is able to exercise scholarship with an acute understanding of the difficulties of ordinary Christians in a technological age. He never reduces the essentials of Christian tradition but shows how the fundamental tenets of faith can be held responsibly and proudly in the face of rationalist and philosophical criticism as well as the tragic disappointments of an anguished age. Introduces us to Christian faith as something always conscious of the difficulties of everyday practice, always avoiding the two betrayals of conservatism and radicalism. His message is not one of confusion and uncertain experiment but of trust and hope. He examines the situation, location, truth, act, content, ecclesiality and historicity of faith, shows its saving assurance, anchors it in Christology, and reminds us of its direction to the one future of God
Martin Luther : an ecumenical perspective by Walter Kasper( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few historical figures in memory even after 500 years, friend or foe, who were as influential as Martin Luther. In the course of 500 years Martin Luther was viewed in many different ways: Luther as a reformer, Luther as a church father of Protestantism, Luther as a champion of reason and freedom, Luther as a brave German national hero, and many other images assigned to Luther. For Catholics, Luther has long been one of the heretics par excellence, and responsible for the split of the Western Church and its consequences-at least up until today. This thinking is now over. The Catholic Luther research in the twentieth century brought a significant shift in understanding Luther. Luther is now recognized for his insights and there is a more equitable judgment on the schism. There is now more of an understanding and ecumenical spirit. Cardinal Walter Kasper carefully presents these themes in his latest work, explores his understanding of Martin Luther and his contributions that could not be imagined 500 years ago, but are now in the forefront of a new ecumenical spirit. Various chapters in this book speak of the end of the confessional age, Luther in the spirit on modern times, ecumenical discovery of catholicity, and an ecumenism of charity
The Plurality of ministries by Hans Küng( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polarization in the church( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christians and Jews( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Francis' revolution of tenderness and love : theological and pastoral perspectives by Walter Kasper( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and church by Walter Kasper( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercy : the essence of the gospel and the key to Christian life by Walter Kasper( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche by Michael Buchberger( Book )

49 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and the future by Walter Kasper( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and the future : studies in Christian eschatology by Raymond E Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eschatology has moved from the periphery to the very heart of theological interest. In Faith and the Future, three noted theologians, Walter Kasper, Gerald O'Collins, and Raymond E. Brown, present their own views on themes of eschatology." "Bishop Walter Kasper surveys the development of eschatological thought in twentieth-century Protestant and Catholic theology and shows how the various dimensions of this aspect of Christian faith express the role of God's plan for the future." "Gerald O'Collins, S.J., explores the possibilities which might lie in reorientation of eschatological thought toward more explicit accentuation of the theme of love. He proposes eight major characteristics of love which shape its integrating role in eschatology." "Finally, Raymond E. Brown, S.S., studies in detail the eschatological phenomena associated in the gospels with Jesus' crucifixion. He notes particularly the raising of the holy ones from their tombs (Matt 27:51-53). This detailed examination of these brief yet complex biblical passages provides an example of methodical procedures and balanced judgment needed in the interpretation of all eschatological assertions and apocalyptic imagery." "Faith and the Future provides an in-depth introduction to major aspects of contemporary biblical and theological reexamination of eschatological questions. These scholarly essays will enlighten both students and teachers of theology as well as provide a unique resource for those who wish to expand their knowledge of biblical scholarship."--BOOK JACKET
Leadership in the church : how traditional roles can serve the Christian community today by Walter Kasper( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Absolute in der Geschichte; Philosophie und Theologie der Geschichte in der Spätphilosophie Schellings by Walter Kasper( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jesus the Christ
Harvesting the fruits : aspects of Christian faith in ecumenical dialogueThe God of Jesus ChristJesus the ChristThe Christian understanding of freedom and the history of freedom in the Modern Era : the meeting and confrontation between Christianity and the Modern Era in a postmodern situationFaith and the futureFaith and the future : studies in Christian eschatologyLeadership in the church : how traditional roles can serve the Christian community today
Alternative Names
Bal teo Ka seu peo 1933-

Balteo-Kaseupeo 1933-

Gualtherius Kasper

Ka si pei 1933-

Kardinal Kasper, Walter 1933-

Kāsbar, Fāltir 1933-

Kaseupeo, Balteo 1933-

Kasipei 1933-

Kasper-Moltmann, .. 1933-

Kasper, Valʹter 1933-

Kasper, W.

Kasper, W. 1933-

Kasper, Walter

Kasper, Walter 1933- Kardinal

Kasper Walter Kardinal

Kasper, Walter Kardinal 1933-

Kasper Walther

Kasperis Walteris kardinolas

K'asŭp'ŏ, Palt'ŏ 1933-

Walter kardinal Kasper

Walter Kasper arcivescovo cattolico, teologo e cardinale tedesco

Walter Kasper cardinal and bishop of the Catholic Church

Walter Kasper Duits auteur

Walter Kasper Kurienkardinal

Walter Kasper niemiecki duchowny katolicki, kardynał

Walter Kasper prélat catholique

Walter Kasper tysk professor

Валтер Каспер

Вальтэр Каспер

Каспер, Вальтер

والتر كاسبر

والتر کاسپر

ولتر كاسبر، 1933- الكاردينال،

ولتر كاسبر، الكاردينال، 1933-

발터 카스퍼

카스퍼, 발터 1933-

카스퍼, 발터 카디널 1933-

카스퍼, 월터 1933-

키즈퍼, 발터 1933-

カスパー, W

カスパー, ヴァルター

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