Herbert Vorgrimler

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Herbert Vorgrimler
Born (1929-01-04)January 4, 1929
Freiburg im Breisgau, German Reich
Died September 12, 2014(2014-09-12) (aged 85)
Münster,[1] Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Author, Theologian
Known for contributing to the Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche[1]

Herbert Vorgrimler (4 January 1929 – 12 September 2014) was a Catholic theologian and author[2] who has written 33 books published in English, most of them translated from his over 90 books in German.[3]

Works[edit]

Vorgrimler is known for his collaboration in 1965 with Karl Rahner, SJ, on the Theological Dictionary.[1][4]

In Sacramental Theology, Vorgrimler describes a dogmatic approach to the sacraments where he follows St. Thomas Aquinas in relating the sacraments directly to Christ but he also expands on the role of the Church. Sacramental activity thus encompasses all of God's activity towards the Church because it always involves the elements of humanity and mystery / sacred. Vorgrimler is conscious of the distinction between sacramental activity and sacraments and understands the seven sacraments as existing objectively in the world, though not on their own grounds but always in relation to Christ and the Church.

List of Publications[edit]

Sacramental Theology, translated by Linda M. Maloney, Minnesota 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Der Münsteraner Theologe Herbert Vorgrimler ist tot". www.kath.net (in German). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Auf kleiner Flamme". Die Zeit. 15 July 1994. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ Rahner, Karl, SJ, and Herbert Vorgrimler. Kleines Theologisches Wörterbuch. Freiburg: Herder, 1965. English: Theological Dictionary. Ed. Cornelius Ernst, OP. Trans. Richard Strachan. London: Burns & Oates; New York: Herder and Herder, 1965.