RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 53076809 LA English T1 My struggle for freedom : memoirs A1 Küng, Hans,, PB William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. : Ottawa : Novalis PP Grand Rapids, Mich. YR 2003 SN 0802826598 9780802826596 AB "Hans Kung is undoubtedly one of the most important theologians of our time, but he has always been a controversial figure, and as a result of a much-publicized clash over papal infallibility had his permission to teach revoked by the Vatican. Yet at seventy-five years of age Kung is also something of a senior statesman, one of the "Group of Eminent Persons" convened by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, and a friend of heads of government like Britain's Tony Blair and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt." "In this autobiography Kung gives a frank and outspoken account of the first four decades of his life. He tells of his youth in Switzerland and his decision to become a priest, of his doubts and struggles as he studied in Rome and Paris, and of his experiences as a professor in Tubingen, where he received a chair at the early age of thirty-one. Most importantly, as one of the last surviving eyewitnesses of Vatican II, Kung gives an authentic account of the conflicts behind the scenes. Here it becomes clear just how major an influence he was, to the point of shaping the Council's agenda and drafting speeches for bishops to deliver in plenary sessions." "Kung's book offers an acute analysis, compelling in its drama, of meetings with presidents like John F. Kennedy, popes like John XXIII and Paul VI, great theologians like Karl Barth and Karl Rahmer, and journeys around the world. It paints a moving picture of Kung's personal convictions, including his relentless struggle for a Christianity characterized not by the domination of an official church but by Jesus."--Jacket.