Questions Liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy vol:88 issue:4 pages:283-296
In Karl Rahner’s theology of the Eucharist, there is the “unfinished agenda”, and one way of approaching the “unfinished agenda” for theology is to focus on the eschatological future through the practical imperatives. Rahner himself created space for a transposition of theoretical doctrines into practical imperatives. In this article, we try to rediscover the riches of the Eucharist, its memory and hope, in special reference to the Eucharistic theology of Rahner. The article therefore is of double purpose: Firstly, it is to show how in the Eucharist there is a perfect tension and synthesis of all three temporal realities. For that reason, we will illustrate the passage from memory to Anamnesis and from hope to Eschatology to see how they can embrace the memories and hopes of our contemporary society. Secondly, as we are convinced that the theology of Rahner can never be out-dated, the article will try to re-validate some of his reflections in making the Eucharist relevant to our contemporary society.