Women in Christianity
By (author) Hans Kung
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Women in Christianity by Hans Kung
Book DescriptionKung sketches out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel. For two years Kung guided a research project on Women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men, second class in the family, politics and business with limited rights and even limited participation in worship. It is not only in Christianity that equal rights for women has been a scandalously neglected issue. By an examination of the history of women in Christianity, Kung points to the scandals of the past. The prohibition of women servers at Mass and of the ordination of women to the diaconate and the priesthood are symptomatic of a male dominated Church, which takes a consistently 'negative' attitude towards contraception, abortion and divorce. Roman Catholic Canon Law is androcentric and male dominated. From his position of intellectual freedom, as an independent Professor at the University of Tubingen, Kung is free to analyse the mistakes of the past and to sketch out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826476906
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2005
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 one of the most celebrated Chrisitan theologians alive today. He is Professor at the University of Tubingen and director of the Insitute for Global Ethics.
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