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On being a Christian by Hans Küng( Book )
100 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,603 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
Eternal life? : life after death as a medical, philosophical, and theological problem by Hans Küng( Book )
58 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,379 libraries worldwide
The question about life after death has puzzled and tormented humanity for eons and must be addressed by every generation. Recent investigations in medical research have increased and focused attention on old beliefs about the meaning of life and beyond. During an era dominated by rationalism and a materialist mind-set, even raising the question about surviving death has been an embarrassment to some theologians. But is there eternal life? And if so, what is this supposed to mean at a time when our present life is continually improving, progressing to increasingly higher standards and better quality? These are some of the topics considered in this book. The author discusses the medical, philosophical and theological problems that arise from a consideration of these age-old questions and presents a thought-provoking analysis of the modern dilemma of the rethinking of ancient problems
Does God exist? : an answer for today by Hans Küng( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,289 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
The church by Hans Küng( Book )
73 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,972 libraries worldwide
Infallible? an inquiry by Hans Küng( Book )
57 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,896 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
Christianity and the world religions : paths of dialogue with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism by Hans Küng( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,863 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 politcal 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
Freud and the problem of God by Hans Küng( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,744 libraries worldwide
Judaism : between yesterday and tomorrow by Hans Küng( Book )
88 editions published between 1927 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
A book written by a Christian about Judaism
The Catholic Church : a short history by Hans Küng( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
Offers a brief history of the Catholic Church from its roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ to the present day
The Council, reform and reunion by Hans Küng( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and German and held by 1,456 libraries worldwide
Great Christian thinkers by Hans Küng( Book )
46 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,449 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
Justification; the doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic reflection. With a letter by Karl Barth by Hans Küng( Book )
50 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
The subject of this book is that famous and theologically decisive question of the Protestant Reformation with which Luther launched his critique of the Catholic Church and the papacy: When, under what conditions, does man find favour with God? What is the prerequisite of God's mercy towards the sinful man? For Luther the outcome of this problem was the "articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae": the doctrine of the justification of the sinner through God's grace alone as a result of faith
Christianity : essence, history and future by Hans Küng( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
Global responsibility : in search of a new world ethic by Hans Küng( Book )
53 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Theology for the third millennium : an ecumenical view by Hans Küng( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,206 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
The Incarnation of God : an introduction to Hegel's theological thought as prolegomena to a future christology by Hans Küng( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 6 languages and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
A global ethic for global politics and economics by Hans Küng( Book )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 790 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( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 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
Küng in conflict by Hans Küng( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
A global ethic : the declaration of the Parliament of the World's Religions by Hans Küng( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Presents the text of the 'Declaration' and a commentary on its evolution and significance ... The message of this book is very timely.-The Leading Edge
 
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Han seu Kwing 1928-
Han si Kun 1928-
Hans Küng svissneskur guðfræðingur
Hans Küng Swiss Catholic priest, theologian and author
Hans Küng szwajcarski teolog katolicki
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
Kings, Hanss 1928-
K̕iungi, Hans 1928-
Kjung, Chans
Kjung, Chans 1928-
Kjung, Gans
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-
Kʻung, Han-ssu 1928-
Küng, Hans
Kūnǧ, Hāns 1928-
Kūngh, Hāns 1928-
Kwing, Hanseu 1928-
K'wing, Hansŭ 1928-
Kyung, Hansu 1928-
Kyungu, Hansu 1928-
Kyunku, Hansu 1928-
Pae Kug-won̄ 1928-
Кюнг, Ганс 1928-
Кюнг, Ханс
هانس كونج
هانس كونج، 1928-
هانس كونغ، 1928-
هانس کونگ
ഹാൻസ് കങ്ങ്
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
ハンス・キュング
孔漢思 1928-
昆漢斯 1928-
汉斯·昆
汉斯‧昆 1928-
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English (492)
German (279)
Spanish (61)
French (28)
Italian (22)
Chinese (16)
Korean (3)
Hungarian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Arabic (2)
Bulgarian (1)
Dutch (1)
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