On Being a Christian
By (author) Hans Kung
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On Being a Christian by Hans Kung
Book DescriptionWhy should one be a Christian? Is there something more to being a Christian than to being human? Just what does it mean to be a Christian, especially in today's modern world? Hans Kung, one of the greatest theologians of this century, ponders these questions and, from a lifetime of study, suggests the answers. He looks carefully at the evidence in the Bible, at the challenges of modern humanisms and of the world-religions, at the questions concerning death, at the local and the universal church, at the individual's own personal decisions, and at the freedom that Christianity brings, including the freedom to serve."On Being a Christian "is a vital and important statement about what it means to be a Christian. Hans Kung has himself said of the book, which he regards as his magnum opus, that it intends to "clarify and challenge Christian faith and life at a time when the churches have unfortunately lost rather than gained in credibility. It seeks to bring to light for this present time the original Christian message and particularly the figure of Jesus of Nazareth." The book continues to offer a strong message to today's Christians. As Kung says in the closing of the book, "By following Jesus Christ, people in the world today can live, act, suffer and die in a truly human way; in happiness and unhappiness, life and death, sustained by God and helpful to fellow men and women.""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847064066
(206mm x 135mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans Kung
East-West Divan, Hardback (April 2014)
This collection of scholarly essays on Egyptian culture, history, society, archeology, literature, art, and conservation is published in memory of Werner Mark Linz and includes contributions from Hans Kung, Alaa Al Aswany, Qais Akbar Omar and Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
Can We Save the Catholic Church?, Paperback (October 2013)
The Catholic Church has been nearly destroyed by its resistance to change, censured for its abuses. Pope Francis has promised reform: radical theologian Hans Kung here presents what Catholics have long been yearning for: modern responses to the challenges of a modern world.
What I Believe, Hardback (September 2010)
If one sets aside all scientific knowledge and learning, all formal theological language and skilful construction of theories, what remains as the core of faith? What do we need for our lives? What is indispensable to us? The author writes of trust in life, joy in life and suffering in life and in so doing writes a summa of his faith - and life.
Disputed Truth, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Hans Kung
A peritus for the Second Vatican Council, Hans Kung 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. This book presents a personal account of his struggles and ambitions.
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Author Biography - Hans Kung
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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