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Küng, Hans 1928-2021

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On being a Christian by Hans Küng( Book )

226 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Christian faith continue to meet the challenges of today's world? Is the Christian message an adequate one for 20th-century men and women? In this brilliant study the controversy all Catholic theologian Hans Küng answers with a resounding "yes." Assessing the impact of other world religions, humanism, science, technology, and political revolution; and sifting through the theological controversies within the Christian community itself, Küng affirms the vitality and uniqueness of Christianity by tracing it back to its roots -- the reality of the historical Christ. For Küng's exhaustive scholarship is combined with a passionate belief in Jesus Christ as the center of existence. Beyond its historical and theological dimensions, however, On Being a Christian is a thorough re-examination of what it means to be a Christian today: the role of Christian ethics in a social and political context, the relationship between Christians and Jews, the organization of the community of believers, and practical suggestions for dealing with personal crises of faith. Written for both the scholar and the educated laity, this monumental work is destined to become a landmark of modern Christian thought. - Jacket flap
Does God exist? : an answer for today by Hans Küng( Book )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does God exist? The question implies another: Who is God? This book is meant to give an answer to both questions and to give reasons for this answer. Does God exist? Yes or no? Many are at a loss between belief and unbelief; they are undecided, skeptical. They are doubtful about their belief, but they are also doubtful about their doubting. There are still others who are proud of their doubting. Yet there remains a longing for certainty. Certainty? Whether Christians or Jews, believers in God or atheists, the discussion today runs right across old denominations and new ideologies - but the longing for certainty is unquenched. Does God exist? We are putting all our cards on the table here. The answer will be "Yes, God exists," As human beings in the twentieth century, we certainly can reasonably believe in God - even more so in the Christian God - and perhaps even more easily today than a few decades or centuries ago. For, after so many crises, it is surprising how much has been clarified and how many difficulties in regard to belief in God have melted into the Light that no darkness has overcome
Tracing the way by Hans Küng( )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title attempts to objectively understand the religions, and discusses the social, political and historical contexts of the many forms of belief that exist today. Kung offers a view of the present and what that means when measured against the past
Eternal life? : life after death as a medical, philosophical, and theological problem by Hans Küng( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A global ethic for global politics and economics by Hans Küng( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can the new world order of the twenty-first century avoid the horrors of the twentieth? Will nations form a real community or continue to aggressively pursue their own interests? Will the Machiavellian approaches of the past prevail over idealism and a more humanitarian politics? What role can religion play in a world increasingly dominated by transnational corporations? Kung tackles these and many other questions with the insight and moral authority that comes from a life-time's devotion to the search for justice and human dignity. Arguing against both an amoral realpolitik and an immoral resurgence of laissez-faire economics, Kung defines a comprehensive ethic - founded on the bedrock of mutual respect and humane treatment of all beings - that would encompass the ecological, legal, technological, and social patterns that are reshaping civilization. If we are going to have a global economy, a global technology, a global media, Kung argues, we must also have a global ethic to which all nations, and peoples of the most varied backgrounds and beliefs, can commit themselves. "The world," he says, "is not going to be held together by the Internet."
Women in Christianity by Hans Küng( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For two years Hans Kung guided a research project on women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men: second class in the family, in politics and in business with limited rights and even limited participation in worship. In Christianity, equal rights for women have been a scandalously neglected issue. Through an examination of the history of women in Christianity Kung reveals the scandals of the past." "Roman Catholic Canon Law is androcentric and male-dominated. The role of women in the Church has often been positive throughout its history, but the prohibition of women servers at Mass and the ordination of women to the diaconate and the priesthood are characteristics of a Church that takes a consistently 'negative' attitude towards contraception, abortion and divorce." "From his position of intellectual freedom - as President of the Independent Global Ethic Foundation - Kung has been free to analyse the mistakes of the past and to sketch out a new theology of women in the Church. This is not a stridently feminist theology but rather one that sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for the preaching of the Christian Gospel."--Jacket
The Catholic Church : a short history by Hans Küng( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a brief history of the Catholic Church from its roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ to the present day
Theology for the third millennium : an ecumenical view by Hans Küng( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses theological issues, the principles of Christian theology, the relationship between Christianity and the world's religions, and the postmodernism of Karl Barth
Great Christian thinkers by Hans Küng( Book )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Kung assesses the teachings and writings of the men whom he deems to be the greatest Christian thinkers of the past two millennia, discussing the significance of each thinker's work and life, and showing how he affected the trajectory of Christian thought, and indeed, of Christian civilization. Includes works by Karl Barth, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Paul, Martin Luther, and others
Global responsibility : in search of a new world ethic by Hans Küng( Book )

98 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church by Hans Küng( Book )

49 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church by Hans Kung (1976)
Freud and the problem of God by Hans Küng( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enlarged edition of a book first published in English by Doubleday in 1979. Kung offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud's atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice, contending that Freud's arguments against the existence of God are theologically unsound
Christianity and the world religions : paths of dialogue with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism by Hans Küng( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a significant connection between ecumenism and world peace. Anyone who feels a sense of obligation toward the world community, who takes seriously the fragility of all human arrangements, who has glimpsed the possibilities of technical and human error, must know what is at stake here. He must know that the threat to peace and the need to regulate it have long since burst through the dimensions of the specific, reginoal conflict, and have become global political problems on which the survival of us all depends. The most fanatical, the cruelest political struggles are those that have been colored, inspired, and legitimized by religion. To say this is not to reduce all political conflicts to religious ones, but to take seriously the fact that religions share in the responsibility for bringing peace to our torn and warring world
Islam : past, present and future by Hans Küng( Book )

55 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing an overview of Islam's 1,400-year history, Hans Kung examines its fundamental beliefs and practices, outlines the major schools of thought, and surveys the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day. Deft, assured, and comprehensive, this is a sympathetic assessment of Islam by a renowned Christian theologian."--Jacket
Christianity : essence, history and future by Hans Küng( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infallible? an inquiry by Hans Küng( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines papal encyclicals and statements, conciliar pronouncements, and the whole concept of the magisterium, and concludes that there is no such thing as an infallible proposition. Using the encyclical "Humanae vitae" as his point of reference, the author brings to light some of the recognized errors that have been made by the magisterium in the past to demonstrate that certainly of faith is not assured by papal pronouncements, ecumenical councils, or even the Bible -- but rather is grounded in the truth of the message of God himself in Jesus Christ. The author suggests that the notion of infallibility be replaced by that of indefectibility: the perpetuity of the whole Church in the truth of God's word despite possible errors of any of her parts
The Council, reform and reunion by Hans Küng( Book )

24 editions published between 1901 and 1965 in English and German and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism : between yesterday and tomorrow by Hans Küng( Book )

18 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church, maintained in truth : a theological meditation by Hans Küng( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most people, as professor Kung notes, the question is not whether this or that proposition in infallibly true, but whether a persistence in truth can be ascribed to the Church at all. Yet this is not a polemical book or simply another critical inquiry. Its aim is thoroughly pastoral: to create a new awareness, a new conviction, of the power of Christian truth by which the Church has always lived and will continue to live in the future"--t.p
How the Pope became infallible : Pius IX and the politics of persuasion by August Hasler( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a moment of candor and humility, the late Pope Paul VI admitted that the papacy itself - and specifically the doctrine of papal infallibility, fought for so relentlessly by his predecessor, Pius IX - is one of the greatest obstacles to Christian reunion. How that doctrine went from being a minority opinion at the beginning of the nineteenth century to a solemnly defined dogma at the First Vatican Council in 1870 makes for the fascinating story of personality conflicts, papal politics, and doctrinal transformations that the Swiss historian August Berhard Hasler recounts in this controversial book. At center stage is the redoubtable Pius IX, for whom the achievement of a binding conciliar definition of papal infallibility became a crusade, if not an obsession. Hasler details how he bullied and coerced opponents of the definition and hounded doubters after the doctrine was proclaimed by having their works placed on the Index of Forbidden Books, Did the pope's epilepsy influence his behavior? Did the pressures ha and his allies exerted on the waverers among the bishops render the Council unfree and its decisions of questionable validity? These are the kinds of questions Father Hasler raises in his thought-provoking and ultimately constructive effort to reopen debate on the major issue that still divides Christians and makes headlines more than a century after the doctrine was solemnly proclaimed
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A global ethic for global politics and economics
Does God exist? : an answer for todayTracing the wayEternal life? : life after death as a medical, philosophical, and theological problemA global ethic for global politics and economicsWomen in ChristianityThe Catholic Church : a short historyTheology for the third millennium : an ecumenical viewGreat Christian thinkers
Alternative Names
Han seu Kwing 1928-

Han seu Kwing 1928-2021

Han si Kun 1928-

Han si Kun 1928-2021

Hans Küng

Hans Küng sacerdote, teólogo y escritor suizo

Hans Küng Schwäizer Theolog a Paschtouer

Hans Küng Schweizer katholischer Theologe und Buchautor (1928-2021)

Hans Küng svájci pap, teológus, egyetemi tanár és szerző

Hans Küng sveitsiläinen teologi, pappi ja tietokirjailija

Hans Küng švicarski duhovnik, teolog in pisatelj

Hans Küng svisa katolika teologo

Hans Küng svissneskur guðfræðingur

Hans Küng švýcarský kněz, teolog a spisovatel

Hans Küng Swiss Catholic priest, theologian and author

Hans Küng szwajcarski teolog katolicki

Hans Küng teologo, sacerdote e scrittore svizzero

Hans Küng théologien catholique suisse

Hans Küng Zwitsers katholiek theoloog

Hans Küng Zwitsers schrijver

Hanseu-Kwing 1928-

Hanseu-Kwing 1928-2021

Hansi-Kun 1928-

Hansi-Kun 1928-2021

Ioannes Küng

Kīnaġ, Hāns 1928-

Kīnaġ, Hāns 1928-2021

Kīnġ, Hāns 1928-

Kīnġ, Hāns 1928-2021

Kings, Hanss 1928-

Kings, Hanss 1928-2021

Kiungas Hansas

K̕iungi, Hans 1928-

K̕iungi, Hans 1928-2021

Kjung, Chans 1928-

Kjung, Chans 1928-2021

Kjung, Gans 1928-

Kjung, Gans 1928-2021

Kong han si 1928-

Kong han si 1928-2021

Kong Hansi (1928-)

Kong, Hansi 1928-2021

Konghansi 1928-

Konghansi 1928-2021

Kueng, Hans

Kueng Hans (1928-)

Kueng, Hans, 1928-2021

Kug-wōn, Pae 1928-

Kug-wōn, Pae 1928-2021

K'uing, Hansū 1928-

K'uing, Hansū 1928-2021

Kun, Hansi 1928-

Kun, Hansi 1928-2021

Küng, H. 1928-

Küng, H. 1928-2021

Kʿung, Han-ssu

Kʻung Han-ssu (1928-)

Kʻung, Han-ssu, 1928-2021

Kūng, Hāns

Kūnǧ, Hāns 1928-

Kūnǧ, Hāns 1928-2021

Küngas Hansas

Kūngh, Hāns

Kūngh, Hāns 1928-

Kūngh, Hāns, 1928-2021

Kwing, Han seu 1928-

Kwing, Han seu 1928-2021

Kwing, Hanseu 1928-

Kwing, Hanseu 1928-2021

K'wing, Hansŭ 1928-

K'wing, Hansŭ 1928-2021

Kyung, Hansu 1928-

Kyung, Hansu 1928-2021

Kyungu, Hansu 1928-

Kyungu, Hansu 1928-2021

Kyunku, H. 1928-

Kyunku, H. 1928-2021

Kyunku, Hansu 1928-

Kyunku, Hansu 1928-2021

Pae Kug-won̄ 1928-

Pae Kug-won̄ 1928-2021

Ганс Кюнг швейцарський теолог

Кюнг Г.

Кюнг Ганс

Кюнг, Ганс 1928-

Кюнг, Ханс

كونج, هانس

هانس كونج

هانس كونج، 1928-

هانس كونج كاهن كاثوليكي وعالم لاهوت وكاتب سويسري

هانس كونغ، 1928-

هانس کونگ

هانس کونگ کشیش، متأله و نویسنده کاتولیک سوئیسی

ഹാൻസ് കങ്ങ്

공한사 1928-

큉, H. 1928-

큉, 한스 1928-

킹, 한스 1928-

한스 큉

キュンク, H.

キュンク, H. 1928-

キューング, ハンス


孔, 漢思


孔漢思 1928-

孔漢思 1928-2021

昆, 汉斯

昆漢斯 1928-

昆漢斯 1928-2021


汉斯‧昆 1928-

汉斯‧昆 1928-2021

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