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Hans Kung
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Hans Kung obtained a doctorate in theology from the Sorbonne in 1957. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1954. In 1962 he was named by Pope John XXIII a theological consultant for the second Vatican Council, and played the key role in the writing of Vatican II, which radically modernized key areas of Catholic teaching. His questioning of traditional Church doctrines led to a 1979 Vatican censure that banned his teaching as a Catholic theologian, provoking huge international controversy. A settlement was reached a year later. He lives and teaches in Tubingen, Germany. His many books include On Being... Read More

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The Catholic Church
A Short History
Written by Hans Kung


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $14.00

In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential Hans Küng chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms—between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant—as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great... Read more >
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The Catholic Church
A Short History
Written by Hans Kung


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Does God Exist
An Answer For Today
Written by Hans Kung


Format: eBook, 816 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $15.99

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On Being a Christian

Written by Hans Kung


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 2, 1984
Price: $27.00

One of this century's most prominent and outspoken theologians affirms the vitality and uniqueness of Christianity by tracing it back to the reality of the historical Christ. Read more >

Theology for the Third Millennium
An Ecumenical View
Written by Hans Kung


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Theology for the Third Millennium
An Ecumenical View
Written by Hans Kung


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1990
Price: $19.00

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