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Disputed Truth: Memoirs Volume 2

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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 lose the ecclesiastical approval of his teaching at the university of Tübingen. However, he remains a respected priest in good ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published May 31st 2008)
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Harry Allagree
This second volume of Küng's memoirs has helped me understand some of the dynamics at work during the time I was going through the laicization process from the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1968-69. In fact, my process involved correspondence with the same cardinal of the Congregation for Faith & Doctrine (Küng calls it by it rightful name "Inquisition"!), Cardinal Franjo Seper, with whom Küng dealt. I, too, learned that Curia rarely answers you directly, and that "delays" happen, such as my ...more
Gripping, fascinating, and painful at times to read! Here's a window into the unfortunate years of Kung's struggle for academic freedom.
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Hans Küng is a Swiss Catholic priest, controversial theologian, and prolific author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Stiftung Weltethos). Küng is "a Catholic priest in good standing," but the Vatican has rescinded his authority to teach Catholic theology. Though he had to leave the Catholic faculty, he remained at the University of Tübingen as a professor of ...more
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