No peace among the religions without dialogue between the religions no dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundation of the religions. Since 1995 he has been president of the foundation for a global ethic stiftung weltethos. Hans kung is a catholic priest and a prolific theologian, and a very controversial man. I first learned about kung after his criticism of the roman church s handling of the child abuse cases throughout europe. Along the way, he examines the great schismsbetween east and west, and catholic and protestantas well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great reforming popes. It explains what happened to make this church what and how it is today. Hans kung has been a leading international catholic scholar and a best selling author on church history and theology for over a half century.
For kung there is a constant factor which underlies what the church is at its essence. The catholic church ebook by hans kung 9780307432025. The realization that the foundations established by the council of trent in the 16 th century were no longer adequate prompted one of the most important reformulations of the ecclesiology of the roman catholic church in history. The churchmaintained in truth, by hans kung, trans. Hans kung is swiss and was born into a middleclass family. Pdf the ontology of the church in hans kung oxford. In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential hans kung chronicles the roman catholic churchs role as a world power throughout history. As i wrote in 1967, a resumption of ecclesial community between. The catholic church isbn 9780812967623 pdf epub hans. His difficulties with the church began with the publication the church. So if you have must to download by hans kung pdf can we save the catholic church. No peace among the nations without peace among the religions. The catholic church isbn 9780812967623 pdf epub hans kung. Christianity and the world religions, hans kung, catholic theologian, as quoted in, should you believe the trinity.
And weve every right to know why someone like hans kung is permitted encouraged by the pope even to attack and undermine the church and paid for the privilege. A half century of ecclesiology 423 a way that necessarily involved visibility. Or so he said in an interview last week in the british catholic weekly, the tablet. Although kung is not officially allowed to teach catholic theology, his priestly faculties have not been revoked. May 14, 20 using the scriptures as a whole, hans kung offered to the church a text which has few parallels. Im drawn to his writings because he serves as aurea mediocritas between protestantism and catholicism. Using the scriptures as a whole, hans kung offered to the church a text which has few parallels.
In this extraordinary book, the renowned hans kung chronicles the roman catholic churchs role as a world power throughout history. In this volume thirteen scholars and theologians, including hans kung, elisabeth schusslerfiorenza, jay dolan, philip berryman, charles curran, as well as rosemary ruether and eugene bianchi, propose how to implement this idea. Patrick hutchings, hans kung, can we save the catholic church. He examines great schisms between east and west, catholicism and protestantism the evolving role of the papacy and the stories of the great reforming popes. Why i am still a christian isbn 9780826476982 pdf epub. Press note international movement we are church 16. From the great hans kung comes a landmark history of the catholic church and its place in the world, from its roots in the teachings of jesus christ to the present day.
The astonishing efforts to lure away anglican priests show that pope benedict is set on restoring the roman imperium. Hans kung describes the history of the roman catholic church from its origins in st pauls rome, through the disputes of the medieval era to the modern world. To recount the twothousandyear story of how the church developed from a small band of persecuted jews who followed christ into the most enduringly powerful institution in the. For the christian church, however, the central issue shifted, over the course of time, to the person of jesus and his relation to god. Hans kung is emeritus professor of ecumenical theology at the university of tubingen and president of the global ethic foundation. Online structures of the church by hans kung ebook pdf download. Ive always had a passionate interest in christian theologythe result of attending a conservative. Indeed it is sad that this text is now out of print, and the thoughts of over thirty years ago really never have been properly addressed by many church communities. He was ordained a roman catholic priest in 1954, and he taught at the university of munster in. Indeed it is sad that this text is now out of print, and the thoughts of over thirty years ago.
In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential hans kung chronicles the roman catholic churchs role as a world power. Hans kung on church reform sylvania franciscan village. There is no denying that the church is a child of its time. He is notable for his rejection of the doctrine of papal infallibility. Kung relates how after fifty years the church has only grown more conservative. Morgan, professor, school of social welfare, stony brook university abstract this paper is intended to explore theologian hans kungs work over the past thirty years to. In 1962 the second vatican council met in the hope they could, in the words of pope john xxiii, open the windows of the church and let some fresh air in. Kelly fanning william gorden vatican ii and the church today theology 4883 29 july 2015 hans kung and the vatican ii promise of reform hans kung is a.
Kung is suffering from parkinsons disease, macular degeneration, and polyarthritis in his hands. The early writings of karol wojtyla ronald modras 4. Any consideration of hans kiings attitude towards world religions must begin. A short history by hans kung is a historical chronicle of the catholic church. To recount the twothousandyear story of how the church developed from a small band of persecuted jews who followed christ into the most enduringly powerful institution in the history of the world is to. The second vatican council proclaimed that the church is the people of god. The doctrine of karl barth and a catholic reflection, 1964 et. Justification was kungs first book and was a study of the protestant and roman catholic teachings on the doctrine of justification with a special emphasis. Hope for the church moltmann in dialogue with practical theology, by jurgen moltmann et al. In this extraordinary book, the renowned hans kung chronicles the roman catholic church s role as a world power throughout history. Uploaded by booksalecataloger1 on september 27, 2011. Swiss theologian hans kung turns 90 national catholic reporter. The catholic church rejected kung as a roman catholic theologian in december 79january 80 because of his statements of the church. Pdf christianity and world religions from the perspective of hans.
What i found fascinating was the facts about how the catholic church reacted to historical events, such as the holocaust and how people and councils made and formed it. He has committed himself to a christian church, isbn 9780826476982 buy the why i am still a christian ebook. Kung studied at gregorian university in rome and obtained a doctorate in theology from the catholic institute at the sorbonne in 1957. He studied in rome for seven years, obtaining his licentiate in philosophy and theology from the gregorian university there, and then receiving his doctorate in theology from the catholic institute in paris. Hans kung and joseph ratzinger, the future pope, were both there. Released in 1967 just two years after vatican ii, this signature work of hans kung was succeeded by a string of critical and controversial ecclesiastical works by its author. We may consider the work of hans kung, comprised in thousands of pages, to be the. Karl rahner and hans kung played an important role in the.
The vatican thirst for power divides christianity and. May 01, 2014 and weve every right to know why someone like hans kung is permitted encouraged by the pope even to attack and undermine the church and paid for the privilege. Pdf hans kung and the vatican ii promise of reform kelly. In the early 1960s the roman catholic church met to discuss its own being. Let us hope he and his advisors read and apply it soon. Obviously others have combed its pages with a rather critical eye, as the possible. Open letter to all roman catholic bishops on friday, april 16, 2010. On 9 march, my appeal to pope francis to give room to a free, unprejudiced and openended discussion on the problem of infallibility appeared in the leading journals of several countries. Structures of the church by hans kung mobipocket structures of the church by hans kung epub t96x5vcz03d. Hans kung, swiss roman catholic theologian whose controversial liberal views led to his censorship by the vatican in 1979. These statements earned kung a rebuke from a leading german newspaper not known for its partiality to the catholic church or its hierarchy. Hans kung 1928 was ordained in 1955, and his doctoral thesis, justification. A half century of ecclesiology theological studies.
Hans kung is one of the most celebrated theologians of the present day. In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential hans kung chronicles the roman catholic church s role as a world power throughout history. From the start, he has been a rebel, being swiss and a lover. His audience, which is strong within his own roman catholic church, is equally solid among christians of other denominations, among those outside the churches and indeed among those at the frontiers of organised religion. Venerable bishops, joseph ratzinger, now pope benedict xvi, and i were the youngest theologians at the second vatican council from 1962 to 1965. He was ordained a roman catholic priest in 1954, and he taught at the. Most movingly of all, in a personal postscript after his condemnation, hans kueng explains, why i remain a catholic. Infallibility hans kung appeals to pope francis national. Hans kungs analysis of christian and muslim paradigms of social justice in search of a global ethic richard h. Mar 09, 2016 infallibility hans kung appeals to pope francis. Obviously others have combed its pages with a rather critical eye, as the possible mounting of a roman process suggests. Thomas seminary, kenmore, washington one of the most successful religious books of our time has been hans kungs on being a christian.916 1170 1173 1559 480 1399 1360 688 788 478 908 32 812 694 987 788 804 771 1531 1162 1327 196 1055 305 298 635 548 794 801 412 101 1258 1117 1376 305