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  Hans Kung: in search of a global ethic, by Diana Holland; Share International Archives
Dr Kung has the ability to capture the imagination of the average person and help him or her thoroughly to engage and ponder the critical questions facing Christianity and ethics today.
In short, states Kung, global economy, ecology and politics are all stymied by the lack of a grand vision and by mediocre political leadership, with too many old and ineffective answers to the new challenges.
Kung defines the Declaration of a Global Ethic as a "minimal consensus concerning binding values, irrevocable standards and fundamental moral attitudes." Its principles can be affirmed by all persons with ethical convictions, whether religiously grounded or not, who oppose all forms of inhumanity.
www.shareintl.org /archives/religion/rl_dhHansKung.htm   (1294 words)

 Hans Küng - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hans Küng (born March 19, 1928 in Sursee, Canton of Lucerne), is a Catholic priest, an eminent Swiss theologian, and a prolific author.
Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Stiftung Weltethos).
This page was last modified 10:28, 6 August 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hans_Kung   (798 words)

 Books by author: Hans Kung (www.gaychurch.org)
Hans Kung's The Catholic Church: A Short History is a small masterpiece of historical and theological writing.
Kung, the primary writer of Vatican II, was censured by the Vatican in 1979 for questioning Church doctrine and banned from teaching as a Catholic theologian.
Hans Küng is undoubtedly one of the most important theologians of our time, but he has always been a controversial figure, and as the result of a much-publicized clash over papal infallibility had his permission to teach revoked by the Vatican.
www.gaychurch.org /Book_store/by_author/kung_hans.htm   (845 words)

 Spero News: Pope meets with theologian Hans Kung
Kung's license to teach Catholic theology was revoked by the Vatican in 1979 because he departed from church dogma on concepts such as papal infallibility and the virgin birth.
Kung, a native of Switzerland, is known as a pioneer in dialogue with non-Christians through his Global Ethic Foundation.
Kung and the pope agreed that it made "no sense, in the framework of the meeting, to enter into a dispute on the persistent doctrinal differences" between Kung and the Vatican.
www.speroforum.com /site/print.asp?idarticle=1966   (374 words)

 Hans Kung Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Hans Kung, one of the 20th-century's leading theologians, assesses the meaning of Christianity in relation to other religions, in issues of humanism, science, technology, and politics.
Hans Kung depicts the first forty years of the author's life and his struggle for a Christianity characterized not by the domination of an official church but by Jesus.
Kung casts an analytical eye over the major world religions and offers a view of the present and what that means when measured against the past.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Hans_Kung   (840 words)

 Joseph F. Costanzo S.J.
Humanae Vitae (1968) (K. The kernel of Kung's argument is that the moral doctrine of Humanae Vitae, which Kung readily admits (35-36) was the constant and universal authoritative teaching of the Church—tantamount to an infalliblis ex ordinario magisterio—is wrong (according to Kung), and therefore belies the doctrine of infallibility of the Church.
Kung (25) speaks of this Credo as a "typical Roman gesture of identification, without consulting the Church." On the contrary, the successor of Peter did, indeed, consult the solemn definitive teachings of the ecumenical councils, and the Roman Pontiffs of the preceding 2000 years.
Kung's own brand of ecumenism (as it bears on mixed marriages) is vastly at variance both with the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) and with the Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) which the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council promulgated.
www.ewtn.com /library/THEOLOGY/KUNGINF.HTM   (16276 words)

 Amazon.com: The Catholic Church: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles): Books: Hans Kung,John Bowden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Hans Kung's brilliance as an author and a theologian is not to be faulted, and in this volume he shows us how the Roman Catholic Church has survived 2,000 years in spite of itself.
Kung is usually referred in conservative Catholic circles as the crazy uncle in the attic.
Hans Kung loves his church, but is not blind at all to her shortcomings.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679640924?v=glance   (1937 words)

 titusonenine » Blog Archive » Hans Kung: The Pope’s Contradictions
Kung is a once prominent theologian who refused to recant writings deemed heretical by the vatican and was subsequently deprived by JPII of his liscence to teach doctrine.
Kung’s problems are that he has picked the wrong moment to criticize, and that many of his criticisms are the wrong ones.
Vatican II was obviously an emotional peak for Kung, but it could be argued that it was precisely the second Vatican Council, followed by the less-than-inspiring leadership of Paul VI, that began the decline in the Roman Catholic church that Kung bemoans, and not anything done by JP II.
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 Hans Kung’s Theological Rubicon - Bismika Alllahuma: Muslim responses to anti-Islam polemics
Although Kung made his greatest contribution in the inner-Christian, ecclesial arena, he has always realized-and increasingly so in more recent years-that Christian theology must be done in view of, and in dialogue with, other religions.
Kung's statement!) and gives several reasons for the Christian dilemma in their hesitation to recognise the Prophet Muhammad(P) as being "more than merely a prophet", as K? bravely demands.
Because Christ is normative for all other religions, Kung ends up by replacing Christian exclusivism with a Christian inclusivism that recognizes the value of other religions but insists that this value must be fulfilled, "critically catalyzed", and find "full realization in Christianity".
www.bismikaallahuma.org /archives/2006/hans-kungs-theological-rubicon   (2956 words)

 Radical Faith - exploring faith in a changed world
It seems that for Kung it is based upon "the internal lives of men and women" (Ashton).
So when Kung maintains that the relationship of Christianity to world religions is ecumenical (by which he means the whole inhabited earth) he at the same time says that exclusivity and superiority are not viable responses, that nobody possesses the final truth.
Kung's most recent emphasis has moved from theology as such to the global responsibilities of Christians.
homepages.which.net /~radical.faith/thought/kung.htm   (1324 words)

 Hans Kung: Vatican Rehab or Challenge to Change?
Kung has accused the pope of imposing a "rigid, stagnating and despotic rule in the spirit of the Inquisition".
In an April 7 news report, Kung said he would no longer defend some of his past criticisms of Pope John Paul II, and that he is hoping for a "conciliation" with the Holy Father.
Kung said that he would like to meet with thepope and said that he had learned from the Holy Father's teachings on peace, ethics, and world religions.
www.adoremus.org /Kung-598.html   (908 words)

 Hans Kung Biography / Biography of Hans Kung Main Biography
Hans Küng (born 1928), a Swiss Roman Catholic theologian, questioned church dogma, emphasized the need for reform within the church, and sought reunion with other Christian groups.
Hans Küng was born on March 19, 1928, in Sursee, Switzerland.
In it he argues the need for a global ethic in the next century to which all nations and peoples would subscribe.
www.bookrags.com /biography-hans-kung   (649 words)

 Catholic-Pages.com | Discussion Forum - Benedict XVI and Hans Kung
The conversation was centered, therefore, on two topics which are of particular interest for Hans Küng's recent work: the question of the world ethic "Weltethos" (world ethic) and the dialogue of the reason of the natural sciences with the reason of the Christian faith.
Well, I know that was not the Pope's intention in meeting with Kung, but nevertheless, progressives will read this encounter not as a moment of grace, although that may well be what it is, but as a moment when Benedict finally saw the light.
Kung openly challenged John Paul II and spoke of him in the most uncharitable terms he could find.
www.catholic-pages.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5778   (2586 words)

 Santa Clara Magazine - Summer 2005 - A Global Ethic: A Conversation with Hans Kung
Hans Kung, scholar, Roman Catholic priest, author of some 50 books on religion and theology, has never been shy about rocking the boat.
At the same time, Kung is working with the InterAction Council, an independent organization of former presidents and prime ministers that also met at Santa Clara to formulate a world charter on human ethical responsibilities.
Kung drafted both the InterAction Council’s global responsibility code and a separate Declaration Toward a Global Ethic that was passed in 1993 in Chicago by the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
www.scu.edu /scm/summer2005/kung.cfm   (1464 words)

The unconventional Festschrift dedicated to Hans Küng is thus a conventional example of Christian hubris, just as John Hick's The Metaphor of God Incarnate is that of its humility.
Hans Küng's pioneering effort at the formulation of a global ethic, no matter how tentative and how problematic, deserves to be lauded and supported by the Muslim.
Prior to the presentation of his draft, Küng also realized that the declaration of a global ethic must neither be a duplicate of the United Nations' 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights', nor a casuistic moral sermon, nor a philosophical treatise, nor a religious proclamation, nor indeed a political manifesto.
www.algonet.se /~pmanzoor/Hans-Kung.htm   (3131 words)

 Catholic World News : Hans Kung seeks "conciliation" with Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- Hans Kung, the famed dissident theologian, has indicated that he would no longer defend some of his past criticisms of Pope John Paul II (bio - news), and that he is hoping for a "conciliation" with the Holy Father.
Speaking to a German radio audience, Kung expressed pleasure that on his 70th birthday (March 19), he had received greetings from Archbishop Karl Lehmann, the head of the German bishops' conference, and from the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
Kung said that he would like to meet with the Pope and said that he had learned from the Holy Father's teachings on peace, ethics, and world religions.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=7363   (189 words)

 CNS STORY: Pope, Father Hans Kung have 'friendly' meeting, Vatican says
Father Kung served as a theological expert at the Second Vatican Council, but in 1979 the Vatican withdrew permission for him to teach as a Catholic theologian, although not restricting his ministry as a Catholic priest.
"Professor Kung emphasized that his 'weltethos' (global ethic) project was not an abstract intellectual construct, but rather it shines light on the moral values on which the great world religions converge," the Vatican spokesman said.
Father Kung believes that the moral values common to the world's main religions can be acceptable to people of no religious faith as well as to believers, Navarro-Valls said.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0505434.htm   (513 words)

 Random House Publishing Group
Hans Kung obtained a doctorate in theology from the Sorbonne in 1957.
In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential Hans Küng chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history.
Along the way, he examines the great schisms—between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant—as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great...
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 Amazon.com: On Being a Christian: Books: Hans Kung   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Kung's book is a thorough, brilliant, and ultimately convincing attempt to get at the heart of the motivation and end result of Jesus' short life on earth.
I was led to Kung by a sermon I heard a number of years ago at a Unitarian Church in Ft. Collins, CO in which an excerpt from Kung's book described the difference between the end of Jesus' life and the deaths of other religious leaders.
It pointed out with Kung that whereas others died in old age, surrounded by their disciples and wives after satisfactorily accomplishing their mission, Jesus' early death was stark, brutal, and utterly cheerless.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/038519286X?v=glance   (1774 words)

 Hans Kung Discussion
Kung challenges the easy assumptions of he simple faith but emphasises the need for a magesterium with which we can debate and seek clarity.
If we are to be responsible and eventually to accept an adult role within the church then we need the Kungs and the John Paul IIs of this world.
The issue that Kung stresses is: the entire Church (including its leadership) stands under the ONLY absolute authority--the Gospel of Jesus Christ--and the Church must be constantly critiqued and renewed by that same Gospel.
www.gnooks.com /discussion/hans+kung.html   (458 words)

 SCU hosts Hans Kung, Catholic theologian and scholar
Kung is the author of the proposal of the InterAction Council for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, starting with the Fundamental Principals for Humanity, article 1, “Every person, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, social status, political opinion, language, age, nationality, or religion, has a responsibility to treat all people in a humane way.”
Kung’s recent emphasis has moved from theology to the global responsibilities of Christians.
“Hans Kung has been the most articulate champion of the need for a global ethic, drawing on the ethical beliefs of all religions,” said Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
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 On Being a Christian by Hans Kung
Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection by Hans Kung
Hans Kung writes as one thoroughly committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Kung does not shy away from bringing the Christian message into a living dialogue with modern scholarship, the other world religions, and the real challenges facing the human race today.
www.llpoh.org /Hans_Kung/038519286X.html   (1012 words)

 AllRefer.com - Hans KUng (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Biography) - Encyclopedia
Hans KUng, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Biographies
Hans KUng[hAns kUng] Pronunciation Key, 1928–;, Swiss Roman Catholic theologian and author.
Ordained in 1954, he became (1960) professor of theology at TUbingen Univ. and later served (1962–65) as adviser to the Second Vatican Council.
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 Niwano Peace Foundation :: Dr. Hans Kung to Receive 22nd Niwano Peace Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Hans Kung is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century.
Together with his contributions to interfaith dialogue and cooperation, Dr. Kung's advocacy of a "Global Ethic" as a way of realizing world peace has won him recognition around the world.
The Niwano Peace Foundation established the Niwano Peace Prize to honor and encourage individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to inter-religious cooperation, thereby furthering the cause of world peace, and to make their achievements known as widely as possible.
sev.prnewswire.com /religion/20050223/LNTU00122022005-1.html   (382 words)

 Hans Kung
Of the various interests pursued by Hans Küng, all his ideas are essentially interconnected because he is, first and foremost, an ecumenical theologian.
“Hans Küng in The Church adopted a thoroughgoing theology of the primary role of the people of God as a community endowed with diverse charisms of the Spirit, among which the charisms of leadership, at each level, had a significant place, but in service to the whole and responsible to the whole” (Laishley 223).
The most controversial issue related to Hans Küng is his attack on papal infallibility in 1970, when, as a professor of theology at the University of Tubingen, Küng published the book, Infallible?
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/resources/kung.htm   (856 words)

 Pope affirms estranged theologian Hans Kung
Pope Benedict XVI met the so-called dissident German theologian Fr Hans Kung at the weekend, praising Kung's contribution to a "renewed recognition of humanity's essential moral values through a dialogue of religions and through an encounter with secular reason".
Kung served as a theological expert at the Second Vatican Council, but in 1979 the Vatican withdrew permission for him to teach as a Catholic theologian, although not restricting his ministry as a Catholic priest.
Hans Kung: Declaration of the Religions for a Global Ethic
www.cathnews.com /news/509/147.php   (1094 words)

 eBay - Book: Hans Kung (ISBN: 0826411347)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In this comprehensive survey of the 40-year career of Catholic theologian Hans Kung, Hermann Haring reveals the currents of thought that first set Kung at loggerheads with the Vatican and then made him one of the most persuasive voices for change within the Church.
Haring explains Kung's powerful presence at the center of the emerging ecumenical movement and his role in the Parliament of World Religions, of which Kung himself was the prime mover.
Kung -- as his story is told by Haring -- emerges as a titanic, expansive thinker who offers a dynamic vision of a world at peace anchored on the solid foundations of interconnected world religions.
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