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Hans Kung is Swiss and was born into a middle-class family. 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. Since 1960 he has been a professor at Tubingen University, where he taught dogmatic and ecumenical theology until his permission to teach Catholic theology was removed as a consequence of statements judged to be contrary to official doctrine. Since 1980 he has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, and occasionally in Europe as well. His difficulties with the church began with the publication The Church (1967) and became very hot with the publication of Infallible? An Inquiry (1971). More recently, his On Being Christian (1977) has raised the question of whether his theology is not simply rational Protestant theology of the turn of the century. Official inquiries were held, statements were exchanged between Kung and the Conference of German Bishops, and the Rome-based Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but no agreement was to be had. Kung continues to declare himself a loyal member of the Roman Catholic church and seems unlikely to leave its priesthood or to be excommunicated. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from On Being a Christian… (more)
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Hans Küng wrote both 'The Church' and 'The Church Maintained in Truth', but they are different works.

On Being a Christian (Author) 1,326 copies, 5 reviews
The Church 522 copies, 5 reviews
Islam: Past, Present and Future 193 copies, 4 reviews
Infallible? an inquiry 189 copies, 3 reviews
Why I Am Still a Christian 186 copies, 2 reviews
Great Christian Thinkers 177 copies, 1 review
My Struggle for Freedom: Memoirs 137 copies, 3 reviews
The Council, Reform and Reunion 135 copies, 2 reviews
What I Believe 72 copies, 1 review
Why Priests? 46 copies
Christianity & Chinese Religions (Author) 39 copies, 1 review
20 tesis sobre ser cristiano 30 copies, 4 reviews
Freedom today 18 copies
Jesus 15 copies
Post-ecumenical Christianity 8 copies, 1 review
Erlebte Menschlichkeit 7 copies, 1 review
Freiheit des Christen 5 copies, 1 review
Hans Küng itinerario y obra 5 copies, 1 review
Uma boa morte 4 copies, 1 review
Hans Küng 3 copies
Was bleibt 2 copies
Judaism 1 copy
Sjećanja 1 copy
Garder espoir 1 copy, 1 review
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