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Hans Küng (1928–2021)

Author of On Being a Christian

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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 show more 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) show less
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Hans Küng wrote both 'The Church' and 'The Church Maintained in Truth', but they are different works.

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Works by Hans Küng

On Being a Christian (1974) — Author — 1,408 copies
The Church (1967) — Author — 564 copies
Infallible? an inquiry (1900) 205 copies
Why I Am Still a Christian (1987) 196 copies
Great Christian Thinkers (1994) 188 copies
The Beginning of All Things: Science and Religion (2005) — Author — 179 copies
The Council, Reform and Reunion (1961) — Author — 147 copies
My Struggle for Freedom: Memoirs (2002) — Author — 146 copies
That the World May Believe (1963) — Author — 94 copies
Structures of the Church (1964) 86 copies
Was ich glaube (2009) 80 copies
Council speeches of Vatican II (1964) — Editor — 73 copies
Women in Christianity (2001) 52 copies
Why Priests? (1972) 50 copies
Truthfulness: The Future of the Church (1968) — Author — 44 copies
Christianity & Chinese Religions (1988) — Author — 42 copies
Yes to a Global Ethic (1995) 32 copies
Freedom today (1965) — Author — 21 copies
Do we know the others? (1966) 20 copies
The Church and ecumenism (1965) 19 copies
Kung in Conflict (1981) 17 copies
The Future of ecumenism (1969) 16 copies
Jesus (2012) 16 copies
Christians and Jews (1974) 15 copies
Conflicts about the Holy Spirit (1979) — Editor — 14 copies
Existencia cristiana (1992) 11 copies
Life in the Spirit (1967) 8 copies
The unknown God? (1966) 8 copies
Erlebte Menschlichkeit (2013) 7 copies
Jezus 2000 jaar geloofs- en cultuurgeschiedenis (2000) — Contributor — 6 copies
Mary in the churches (1983) 6 copies
Freiheit des Christen (1975) 5 copies
Was ist Kirche? (1967) 5 copies
The Church and freedom (1965) 5 copies
Uma boa morte (2017) 4 copies
Why did God make me? (1978) 4 copies
Hans Küng (1972) 3 copies
Una muerte feliz (2016) 3 copies
Was bleibt (2013) 2 copies
Fehlbar? : eine Bilanz (1973) 2 copies
Tornare a Gesù (2014) 2 copies
Right to Dissent (1982) 2 copies
Sjećanja 1 copy
La Mort heureuse (2015) 1 copy
Freedom and Man — Author — 1 copy
V co věřím (2012) 1 copy
Ježíš (2013) 1 copy
Gottesdienst, warum? (1976) 1 copy
Le mie tesi (1981) 1 copy
Was ist Firmung? (1976) 1 copy
Christ sein 1 copy
Garder espoir (1991) 1 copy

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