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Küng, Hans 1928-

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On being a Christian by Hans Küng( Book )

158 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,211 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 )

63 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,397 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
A global ethic for global politics and economics by Hans Küng( )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 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."
Eternal life? : life after death as a medical, philosophical, and theological problem by Hans Küng( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the way by Hans Küng( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,745 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
The Catholic Church : a short history by Hans Küng( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English 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
Great Christian thinkers by Hans Küng( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,470 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
Theology for the third millennium : an ecumenical view by Hans Küng( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in German and English and held by 1,455 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
Global responsibility : in search of a new world ethic by Hans Küng( Book )

92 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church by Hans Küng( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Christianity by Hans Küng( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 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
Freud and the problem of God by Hans Küng( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,287 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 1,271 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
Christianity : essence, history and future by Hans Küng( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infallible? an inquiry by Hans Küng( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 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 )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and German and held by 1,177 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 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sanction romaine frappant le professeur Küng fut prise peu de temps après la publication de cet ouvrage. L'éminent théologien tente d'y expliciter le sens de la permanence de l'Eglise dans la vérité. C'est à une nouvelle conscience de la vérité chrétienne que convie cette "méditation théologique", au-delà des affirmations triomphalistes d'infaillibilité. En annexe, on a joint deux textes parus dans la foulée du débat consécutif à la condamnation romaine: ##Pourquoi je reste catholique## (Küng) et ##Hans Küng et son Eglise## (Herbert Haag)
Islam : past, present and future by Hans Küng( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,007 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
A global ethic : the declaration of the Parliament of the World's Religions by Hans Küng( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With commentaries by Hans K©ơng and Karl-Joseph Kuschel"--Cover. Commentaries translated from: Erkl©Þrung zum Weltethos. Includes bibliographical references
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A global ethic for global politics and economics
Does God exist? : an answer for todayA global ethic for global politics and economicsEternal life? : life after death as a medical, philosophical, and theological problemTracing the wayThe Catholic Church : a short historyGreat Christian thinkersTheology for the third millennium : an ecumenical viewGlobal responsibility : in search of a new world ethic
Alternative Names
Han seu Kwing 1928-

Han si Kun 1928-

Hans Küng Schwäizer Theolog a Paschtouer

Hans Küng Schweizer katholischer Theologe und Buchautor

Hans Küng švicarski duhovnik, teolog in pisatelj

Hans Küng svissneskur guðfræðingur

Hans Küng Swiss Catholic priest, theologian and author

Hans Küng szwajcarski teolog katolicki

Hans Küng Teólogo Dogmático

Hans Küng teologo, sacerdote e scrittore svizzero

Hans Küng Zwitsers schrijver

Hanseu-Kwing 1928-

Hansi-Kun 1928-

Ioannes Küng

Kīnaġ, Hāns 1928-

Kīnġ, Hāns 1928-

Kings, Hanss 1928-

Kiungas Hansas

K̕iungi, Hans 1928-

Kjung, Chans 1928-

Kjung, Gans 1928-

Kong han si 1928-

Kong, Hansi 1928-

Konghansi 1928-

Kueng, Hans

Kueng, Hans 1928-

Kug-wōn, Pae 1928-

K'uing, Hansū 1928-

Kun, Hansi 1928-

Küng, H. 1928-

Kʿung, Han-ssu

Kʻung, Han-ssu 1928-

Kūng, Hāns

Kūnǧ, Hāns 1928-

Küngas Hansas

Kūngh, Hāns

Kūngh, Hāns 1928-

Kwing, Han seu 1928-

Kwing, Hanseu 1928-

K'wing, Hansŭ 1928-

Kyung, Hansu 1928-

Kyungu, Hansu 1928-

Kyunku, H. 1928-

Kyunku, Hansu 1928-

Pae Kug-won̄ 1928-

Ганс Кюнг швейцарський теолог

Кюнг Г.

Кюнг Ганс

Кюнг, Ганс 1928-

Кюнг, Ханс

كونج, هانس

هانس كونج

هانس كونج، 1928-

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-

昆, 汉斯

昆漢斯 1928-


汉斯‧昆 1928-

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