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On being a Christian

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1976.
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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  Read more...
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Küng, Hans, 1928-
On being a Christian.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1976
(OCoLC)609036527
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
ISBN: 0385027125 9780385027120
OCLC Number: 2317515
Notes: Translation of Christ sein.
Description: 720 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Those for whom this book is written --
The horizon. The challenge of modern humanisms --
The other dimension --
The challenge of the world religions --
The distinction. What is special to Christianity? --
The real Christ --
Christianity and Judaism --
The program. The social context --
God's cause --
Man's cause --
The conflict --
The new life --
Interpretations --
Community of faith --
Practice. The practice of the Church --
Being human and being Christian --
Being Christian as being radically human.
Other Titles: Christ sein.
Responsibility: Hans Küng ; translated by Edward Quinn.

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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.

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