DISPUTED TRUTH: MEMOIRS

Overview

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 standing with his bishop.

Throughout all the upheavals that the Catholic Church has undergone in recent ...

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Overview

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 standing with his bishop.

Throughout all the upheavals that the Catholic Church has undergone in recent decades, Küng has been an outspoken observer, turning himself from enfant terrible to béte 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?

What is not so well known is that, as a young man, Küng was a close friend and confidant of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). Over the years, however, they increasingly 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 resonate within the Catholic Church for many years. In these thrilling memoirs Küng 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826499103
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,410,914
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Kung is Emeritus Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the University of Tubingen and President of the Global Ethic Foundation. He is the author of numerous best selling books including On Being a Christian (Harper Collins).

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Table of Contents

How I Tell My Life Story

1. Two Careers - the Same Wavelength

2. Roman Provocations

3. 1968 Year of Decisions

4. Tubingen in Tumultuous Times

5. Infallible?

6. Global Trip and Global Theology

7. Battle for Truth or Power

8. The Adventure of a Book

9. Problems of Heirarchy and Problems of the World

10. 1978 The Year of Three Popes

11. The Great Confrontation

12. Roma locuta - causa finita est

13. Prospect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    The Saga Continues

    The second volume of a planned three part autobiography by Father Kung is engaging, informative, provocative and disturbing. Beautifully written and translated, Disputed Truth chronicles Father Kung's intellectual, spiritual and geographical journeys during the time period after the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council until 1980. Father Kung's detailed and objective accounting of his difficulties with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office)is compelling as it is disturbing. The actions by the 'leaders in the Church' to crush Father Kung spiritually, psychologically and professionally (as a theologian and professor) have no place in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in this modern era. Father Kung's insights with respect to the current Pope, Benedict XVI, with whom he taught at the University of Tubingen, are also informative and ellucidating. As a faithful Roman Catholic who does not share the enthusiam of many for some of the more oppressive structures and practices of the Church, including the Papacy, Father Kung has taught, lived and worked in spirit of 'aggiornamento' promulgaged by John XXIII. I have savored many of Father Kung's books over the past 40 years and look forward to Father Kung's next volume of his autobiography. May God continue bless him!

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