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Christianity and World Religions: Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism
Kung joins with three esteemed colleagues to address the question: "Can we break through the barriers of noncommunication, fear, and mistrust that separate the followers of the world's great religions?" The authors analyze the main lines of approach taken by Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and give Christian responses to the values and challenges each tradition presents.
Paperback, 460 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Orbis Books
(first published 1986)
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It's hard to disagree with Kung. His knowledge of other religions is so extensive, sometimes he seems like he's more of an expert than the experts he dialogues with. Moreover, his theoretical moves are so sophisticated, it's remarkable he hasn't synthesized all the world religions to completion. The biggest payoff is watching Kung do his thing, inspiring hope that adherents of the religions can see adherents of other religions as a part of the very human participation in meaning and morality tha ...more
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 Küng is "a Catholic priest in good standing," but the Vatican has rescinded his authority to teach Catholic theology.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 ...moreMore about Hans Küng...