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What unites me with Hans Küng?

Making global enonomic ethics a reality. This means that a joint basic understanding about rights, justice and  fairness principles on the basis of the world ethics ideas in the economic life must be founded on moral principles and values which are commonly shared from ancient times by all cultures and world religions.

For this reason, Prof. Hans Küng and Karl Schlecht support the declaration about world ethics which is based on the global economic ethic.

Hans Küng - a closeup

Published by  Karl-Josef Kuschel and Stephan Schlensog
Hans Küng`s personality and his achievements are analysed in this book as never before. The 80th birthday of the universal thinker is the reason to highlight the most different, but intinsically coherent dimensions. This goes from book reviews to field reports over to Küng caricatures and a sermon of the 80-year old, in which he questions his life under the motto: What is really important?

Hans Küng - Disputed truth

Hans Küng has been a major influence on post-war Christianity by any reckoning. A peritus for the Second Vatican Council, he then went on to publish a number of controversial books including "Infallible?", which enraged the Vatican and caused him to be unceremoniously dumped from his official teaching position at the University of Tubingen. However, he remains a respected priest in good standing with his bishop.During all the upheavals that the Catholic Church has gone through in recent decades, Kung was always there with a public comment. He turned from enfant terrible to bete noire. However his world influence has been great. Whether speaking at The United Nations or consorting with politicians and religious leaders, he is always listened to with respect and enthusiasm. A string of recent books has added to the reputation - notably, "On Being a Christian" and "Does God Exist?"It is not so well known that as a young man Kung was a close friend and confidant of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). Increasingly, however, they came to represent exactly what the other most despised. But on being appointed to the Holy See, Ratzinger had a long private meeting with Kung, the consequences of which may still last.In these thrilling memoirs Kung gives his personal account of all these struggles and ambitions. The result is a book of major importance for any student of the Church in the 20th Century.This second volume covers the period following the close of the Second Vatican Council right up to the present day.

The beginning of all things


In an age when faith and science seem constantly to clash, can theologians and scientists come to a meeting of minds? Yes, maintains the intrepid Hans Küng, as he brilliantly argues that religion and science are not mutually exclusive but complementary.

Focusing on beginnings - the beginnings of time, of the world, of man, of human will - Küng deals with an array of scientific precepts and teachings. From a unified field theory to quantum physics to the Big Bang to the theory of relativity - even superstring and chaos theories - he examines all of the theories regarding the beginning of universe and life (of all kinds) in that universe.

Küng seeks to reconcile theology with the latest scientific insights, holding that "a confrontational model for the relationship between science and theology is out of date, whether forward by fundamentalist believers and theologians or by rationalistic scientists and philosophers:" While accepting evolution as scientists generally describe it, he still maintains a role for God in founding the laws of nature by which life evolved and in facilitating the adventure of creation.

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