Hans Küng

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Hans Küng
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Küng in 2011
Born(1928-03-19)19 March 1928
Sursee, Switzerland
Died6 April 2021(2021-04-06) (aged 93)
Tübingen, Germany
NationalitySwiss
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Hans Küng (German: [ˈhans ˈkʏŋ]; 19 March 1928 – 6 April 2021) was a Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author. From 1995 he was president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Stiftung Weltethos).

Küng became a priest in 1954, joined the faculty of the University of Tübingen in 1960, and was a theological adviser during the Second Vatican Council. He remained a Catholic priest until his death.

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  • Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection, (org. 1964), (40th Ann. Ed. 2004), Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 0-664-22446-6
  • The Council and Reunion (1960), London: Sheed and Ward ISBN 978-1-125-18571-1
  • Structures of the Church (1962), New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons ISBN 978-0-8245-0508-0
  • That the World May Believe (1963), New York: Sheed and Ward ISBN 978-1-135-10020-9
  • The Living Church: Reflections on the Second Vatican Council (1963), London: Sheed and Ward. In the U.S.A., published as The Council in Action: Theological Reflections on the Second Vatican Council (1963), New York: Sheed and Ward ASIN B000GYKPTQ
  • The Church (1967), London: Burns and Oates ISBN 978-0-223-97696-2
  • Infallible? An Inquiry (1971), ISBN 0-385-18483-2
  • Why Priests? (1971), Collins ISBN 978-0-00-624502-5
  • What must remain in the Church (1973), London: Collins ISBN 978-0-00-624913-9
  • On Being a Christian (1974) ISBN 978-0-00-625152-1
  • Signposts for the Future: Contemporary Issues facing the Church (1978), ISBN 0-385-13151-8, 204 pages
  • Freud and the Problem of God: Enlarged Edition, Edward Quinn (translator), ISBN 0-300-04723-1, 126 pages, Yale University Press
  • Does God Exist? An Answer For Today (1980) ISBN 0-8245-1119-0
  • Art and the Question of Meaning (1980, translated 1981) E. Quinn, Crossroads New York ISBN 0-8245-0016-4
  • Eternal Life : Life after Death As a Medical, Philosophical and Theological Program (1984), Edward Quinn (translator). Contents (scrollable) ISBN 0-385-19910-4, 271 pages. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co.
  • Christianity and the world religions: paths of dialogue with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism (1986) ISBN 0-385-19471-4
  • Christianity and Chinese Religions (with Julia Ching, 1988) ISBN 0-334-02545-1
  • The Incarnation of God: An Introduction to Hegel's Theological Thought as Prolegomena to a Future Christology, J. R. Stephenson (translator) ISBN 0-567-09352-2, 601 pages, Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Theology for the Third Millennium: An Ecumenical View (1990) (Translated by Peter Heinegg) ISBN 0-385-41125-1
  • Global Responsibility: In Search of a New World Ethic (1991), New York: Crossroad. ISBN 978-0-8245-1102-9
  • Credo. The Apostle’s Creed Explained for Today (1993) SCM. ISBN 978-0-334-00151-5
  • Judaism: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (1992), New York: Crossroad ISBN 0-8264-0788-9
  • Great Christian Thinkers (1994) ISBN 0-8264-0848-6
  • Christianity : Its Essence and History (1995) ISBN 0-334-02571-0
  • A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics (1997) ISBN 0-334-02686-5
  • Dying with Dignity: A Plea for Personal Responsibility (1996, 1998), co-written with Walter Jens ISBN 0-8264-0885-0, ISBN 0-8264-1042-1
  • The Catholic Church: A Short History (2001)[1]
  • My Struggle for Freedom: Memoirs (2003), New York, London: Continuum ISBN 0-8264-7021-1
  • Why I Am Still a Christian (2006) ISBN 978-0-8264-7698-2
  • The Beginning of All Things – Science and Religion (2007) ISBN 978-0-8028-0763-2
  • Islam: Past, Present and Future (2007) ISBN 978-1-85168-377-2
  • Disputed Truth: Memoirs II (2008) New York: Continuum ISBN 978-0-8264-9910-3

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