Tuesday, 14 October 2014



The first pope to emerge from a cave !


The Reverend Professor Hans Kung

The particular neanderthal in question was a self-righteous man called Peter D Williams from the UK right wing Roman Catholic organisation Catholic Voices UK.

Peter D Williams

To put the debate into context and perspective it will be helpful for us to know the backgrounds and achievements of both "debaters".


(2) Professor Father Hans Kung: I publish a full list of Professor Kung's publication in English below - not to mention all his publications in German and in varous world languages. and a list of his awards.

If you would like to hear the debate bewteen Williams and Kung here is the link:


One of the greatest dangers facing the world today in FUNDAMENTALISM.

One of the greatest dangers facing religion, Christianity and Catholicism today is religious, Christian and Roman Catholic FUNDAMENTALISM.

In terms of the world, society and political life the enemies are people like the Republican Party in the USA; people like the Taliban and Islamic State in Islam; people like fundamentalist Jews in Israel; people like UKIP (sorry Sean) in the UK and other such groups.

In terms of Christianity the enemies are the "religious right" in the USA and people like fundamentalist Christians from the Continent of Africa in terms of the Anglican Communion. 

In terms of Catholicism / Roman Catholicism the dangerous people are:

1. Catholic Voices UK  

2. Catholic Voices in other countries.

3. Opus Dei Movement.

4. Neo Catechumenate movement.

5. Communion and Liberation movement.

6. Legionaries of Christ (whose priest founder was a drug addict and serial sexual abuser protected by Pope Paul 11.

Paul 11 supported Maciel - drug addict / abuser

7. Focolare movement.

As well as the above groups you have other dangerous neanderthal groups or religious orders, who have their own clergy:

1. Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP)

Cardinal Keith O'Brien - gay priest abuser - ordaining members of FSSP

2. Institute of Christ the King Sovereign King )ICRSS)

3. Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

4. Institute of the Good Shepherd )IGS)

5. Servants of Jesus and Mary (Servi Jesu et Mariae, SJM)

6. Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem (CRNJ)

7. Canons Reglar of Saint John Cantius (SJC)

8. Canons Regular of the Holy Cross.

9. Franternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer.

10. Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney (PAASJV)

11. Miles Christi (MC).



Sadly under the pontificates of people like John  Paul 11 and Benedict these groups managed to infiltrate the Vatican and gain influence there - often by giving these two popes and others large sums of money. I am talking about millions and millions !!!


The battle is on to save Roman Catholicism from these neanderthal sects - who have attracted many followers.

They are NOT interested in listening to the voice of Jesus in the Gospels.

They want to renew the Church as an HUMAN EMPIRE.

They are racists. They are anti-semites. They are Protestant haters and sectarians. They are bigots. They are homophobes.

If they got their way the world would be ruled by them and the Vatican.

They would replace international law and international human rights with Roman Catholic canon law, doctrine and dogmas. 

They would be capable of launching a 21st century Inquisition.



+Pat Buckley

Pat Buckley

For an indept study of this topic read: THE POPE'S ARMADA - Unlocking the Secrets of the Mysterious and Powerful New Sects in the Church.


  • 1991 Swiss culture prize;
  • 1992 Karl Barth prize;
  • 1998 Theodor Heuss Foundation prize;
  • 1998 Interfaith gold medallion from the International Council of Christianity and Judaism, London;
  • 1999 Federation of Lutheran cities prize;
  • 2000 GLOBArt Award;
  • 2001 Planetary Consciousness Prize from the Club of Budapest;
  • 2003 Grand Order of Merit with star
  • 2004 German Druiden medal from the Weltethos Foundation
  • 2005 Niwano Peace Prize
  • 2005 Baden-Wuerttemberg medal
  • 2006 Lew Kopelew prize
  • 2007 German freemasonry cultural prize
  • 2007 Honorary Citizen of City of Tübingen
  • 2008 Honour for civil courage by the circle of friends Heinrich Heine (Düsseldorf)
  • 2008 Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold from the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN) in Berlin, for "outstanding services to peace and international understanding, especially for his exemplary employment for humanity, tolerance and the dialogue between the great world religions".
  • 2009 Abraham Geiger prize from the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg at the University of Potsdam.
  • 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa by the U.N.E.D.(Universidad de Educación a Distancia) Madrid


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                   40th Anniversary Edition: Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville/Kent.
2004, with a New Foreword by H. Haering and H. Küng).
2.      The Council and Reunion (Sheed & Ward, London 1961); also as: The Council, Reform and Reunion (Sheed & Ward, New York 1961; Paperback: Image Book, Doubleday, New York 1965, including a new introduction).
3.      That the World May Believe. Letters to Young People (Sheed & Ward, London 1963); also as: That the World May Believe (Sheed & Ward, New York 1963).
4.      Structures of the Church (Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York 1964; and: Burns & Oates, London, 1965;
Paperback: Crossroad Paperback, New York 1982, including a new introduction).
5.      The Living Church. Reflections on the Second Vatican Council (Sheed & Ward, London 1963);
also as: The Council in Action (Sheed & Ward, New York 1963); also as: The Changing Church. Reflections on the Progress of the Second Vatican Council (Sheed & Ward, London 1965).
6.      Freedom in the World: Sir Thomas More (Theological Meditations 3, Sheed & Ward, London-Melbourne-New York 1965);
also as: Freedom Today (Theological Meditations 1, Sheed & Ward, New York 1966).
7.      The Theologian and the Church (Theological Meditations 1, Sheed & Ward, London-Melbourne-New York 1965).
8.      The Church and Freedom (Theological Meditations 6, Sheed & Ward, LondonMelbourne 1965).
9.      The Church (Burns & Oates, London 1967; and: Sheed & Ward, New York 1967; Paperback: Search Press, London 1971; and: Image Books, New York 1976).
10.  Truthfulness. The Future of the Church (Sheed & Ward, London-Sydney 1968; and: Sheed & Ward, New York 1968).
11.  The Incarnation of God. An Introduction to Hegel’s Theological Thought as Prolegomena to a Future Christology (T. & T. Clark, Edinburgh 1987).
12.  Infallible? An Enquiry (Collins, London 1971;
Paperback: Fontana Library, London 1972; 
New edition: London 1980);
also as: Infallible? An Inquiry (Doubleday, New York 1971;
Paperback: Image Book, New York 1972; 
New edition 1983, with a new preface);
New expanded edition with a preface by Herbert Haag; Infallible? An Unresolved Inquiry (SCM, London 1994; also: Continuum, New York 1994).
13.  Why Priests? A Proposal for a New Church Ministry (Collins, London 1972; and: Doubleday, New York 1972;
Paperback: Fontana Library of Theology and Philosophy, London 1972; 
New edition: Fount Paperbacks, London 1977).
14.  What Must Remain in the Church (Collins, Glasgow 1977).
15.  On Being a Christian (Doubleday, New York 1976; also: Collins, London 1977;
Paperback: Fount Paperbacks, London 1978; also: Wallaby Books, New York 1978; and: Image Books, New York 1984;
                 and: Continuum, London 2008;
New edition: SCM Press, London 1991.
16.  Brother or Lord? A Jew and a Christian Talk Together About Jesus (Collins, Glasgow 1977).
17.  Does God Exist? An Answer for Today (Collins, London 1980; and: Doubleday, New York 1980;
Paperback: Fount Paperbacks, London 1980; and: Vintage Books, New York 1981;
New edition: SCM Press, London 1991);         also as: Does God Exist? An Answer for Today (Doubleday, New York 1980; Taschenbuchausgabe: Vintage Books, New York 1981; Neuaufl. Taschenbuchausgabe: Wipf & Stock, Eugene/Oregon 2006).
18.  Signposts for the Future (Doubleday, New York 1978).
19.  The Christian Challenge. A Shortened Version of On Being a Christian (Doubleday, New York 1979; and: Collins, London 1979).
20.  The Church – Maintained in Truth? (Seabury Press, New York 1980; and: SCM-Press, London 1980).
21.  Art and the Question of Meaning (Crossroad, New York 1981).
22.  Eternal Life? Life After Death as a Medical, Philosophical, and Theological
Problem (Doubleday, New York 1984; Paperback: Image Books, New York 1985); also as: Eternal Life? (Collins, London 1984; Paperback: Fount Paperbacks, London 1985; New edition: SCM Press, London 1991).
23.  Christianity and the World Religions. Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism (Doubleday, New York 1986; and: Collins, London 1987;
Paperback: Doubleday, New York 1986;  and: Fount Paperbacks, London 1987;  and: Orbis Books, New York 52001; 2nd edition: SCM Press, London 1993). 
24.  Why I am Still a Christian (T. & T. Clark, Edinburgh 1987; and: Abingdon Press, Nashville 1987).
25.  Literature & Religion. Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka (Paragon House, New York 1991).
26.  Church and Change. The Irish Experience (Gill and Macmillan, Dublin 1986).
27.  Theology for the Third Millennium. An Ecumenical View (Doubleday, New York 1988; 
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28.  Freud and the Problem of God (Yale University Press, New Haven 1979;
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Enlarged Edition: Freud and the Problem of God. (Yale University Press, New
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29.  Christianity and Chinese Religions (Doubleday, New York 1989;
and: SCM Press, London 1993).
30.  Reforming the Church Today. Keeping Hope Alive (T & T Clark, Edinburgh 1990; and: Crossroad, New York 1990).
31.  Global Responsibility. In Search of a New World Ethic (Crossroad, New York 1991;
and: Continuum, New York 1993 Continuum, New York 1993; Wipf & Stock,
Eugene/Oreg. 2004); also with preface by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG: SCM Press, London 1991).
32.  Judaism. The Religious Situation of Our Time (SCM Press, London 1992); also as: Judaism. Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (Crossroad, New York 1992).
33.  Mozart. Traces of Transcendence (SCM Press, London 1992; Foreword by Sir Yehudi Menuhin); also as: Mozart (W. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids/Mich. 1992).
34.  Credo. The Apostles’ Creed – Explained for Today (Doubleday, New York 1993; and: SCM Press, London 1993).
35.  Great Christian Thinkers (SCM, London 1994; and: Continuum, New York 1994).
36.  Christianity. Its Essence and History (SCM Press, London 1995); also as: Christianity. Essence, History, and Future (Continuum, New York 1995).
37.  A Dignified Dying. A Plea for Personal Responsibility (SCM Press, London
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38.  A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics (SCM, London 1997; and: Oxford University Press, New York 1998).
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5.             A Global Ethic. The Declaration of the Parliament of the World’s Religions (SCM Press, London 1993; and: Continuum, New York 1993).
6.             Yes to a Global Ethic (Continuum, New York 1996; and: SCM Press, London 1996).
7.             A Global Ethic and Global Responsibilities. Two Declarations. Editor: H. Küng – H. Schmidt (SCM Press, London 1998).
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-  Currents of Encounter: Studies on the Contact between Christianity and
   Other Religions, Beliefs, and Cultures (Amsterdam) since 1988;
-  The Journal of Religious Pluralism (Montreal/Canada – University of San
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-  Christian Culture Review (Peking) since 1990;
-  International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (Columbia/South Carolina)    since 1991.
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69.  Music and Religion, in: Musica Sacra International, Marktoberdorf 2010, p. 2629.
70.  The Global Economic Crisis Requires a Global Ethic. The Manifesto for a Global Economic Ethic, in: Values and Ethics for the 21st Century, Madrid 2011, p. 41–67.
71.  Professor Dr. Hans Küng, Prayer, in: Rosalind Bradley (Ed.), A World of Prayer. Spiritual Leaders, Activists, and Humanitarians Share their Favorite Prayers, Maryknoll, NY 2012, p. 104-105.

 V. Articles                                                 1962- 1969
1.                              The Pope with the Bishops, in: Prism. An Anglican Monthly Vol. 6 (1962) Issue
1, p. 7-14.
2.                              The Ecumenical Council in Theological Perspective, in: Dialog I (1962) ) p. 40-
also in: Theology Digest Vol. 11 (1963) p. 135-139.
3.                              Does a Catholic Have to Defend Everything?, in: The Sign (February 1963) p.
4.                              Can the Council Fail?, in: The Furrow Vol. 13 (1962) p. 53-55; also in: Cross Currents Vol. 12 (1962) p. 269-276.
5.                              Is Criticism Enough?, in: The Sign (February 1963) p. 12-13.
6.                              Venerating Mary. Difficulties in the Way of Reunion, in: Pax Romana Journal 6 (1961) p. 13-14.
7.                              Pope John as a Good Shepherd, in: The Catholic World Vol. 195 (1962) p. 7-13.
8.                              Objections to the Council, in: Jubilee Vol. 9 (April 1962) p. 16-19.
9.                              Ecumenical Orientations, in: Worship Vol. 37 (December 1962) p. 83-94.
10.                          One Flock, One Shepherd, in: Catholic Digest (November 1962) p. 31-35.
11.                          The Free Church (reader´s letter), in: The Sunday Times from 26. 5. 1963.
12.                          Reflections in the Council (Letter to Father Van Ackeren), in: Theology Digest Vol.11 (1963) p. 65.
13.                          A Word of Thanks (Thank after the first lecture-trip to the US), in: America Vol. 108 (1963) p. 826-829.
14.                          Servus Servorum Dei. Why Pope John Was Great, in: The Tablet Vol. 217 (1963) p. 630-632, 645-646;  also in: Our Sunday Visitor from 30. 6. 1963.
15.                          The Missions in the Ecumenical Age, in: African Ecclesiastical Review Vol. 5 (1963) p. 97-108.
16.                          Reunion and the Jews. An Answer to Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, in: The Christian Century Vol. 80 (1963) p. 829.
17.                          The Mass of the Future, in: The Sign Vol. 42 (1963) p. 18-21.
18.                          What Christians Expect of Vatican II, in: Christianity and Crisis Vol. 23 (1963) p. 156-160.
19.                          Latin: The Church’s Mother Tongue?, in: Harper’s Magazine Vol. 227 (1963) p. 60-64.
20.                          The Council So Far, in: The Catholic Layman Vol. 77 (1963) p. 6-13.
21.                          The Church and Freedom, in: Commonweal Vol. 78 (1963) p. 343-353.
22.                          The Council – End or Beginning? in: Commonweal Vol. 81 (1965) p. 631-637.
23.                          The Charismatic Structure of the Church, in: Concilium Vol. 1 (London 1965) Issue 4, p. 23-33;  also in: The Catholic World Vol. 201 (1965) p. 302-306.
24.                          And After the Council?, in: Commonweal Vol. 82 (1965) p. 619-623.
25.                          The World Religions and God’s Plan of Salvation, in: Indian Ecclesiastical Studies Vol. 4 (1965) p. 182-222.
26.                          The Reform of the Roman Church, Reform Towards Other Christian Churches, Reform Towards Other Religions, and Reform Towards the World, in: The Sunday Times from 12. 12. 1965.
27.                          What Has the Council Done? in: Commonweal Vol. 83 (1966) p. 461-468.
28.                          A Question to the Church, in: The Month Vol. 224 (1967) p. 259-261.
29.                          Holland Shows the Way, in: The Tablet Vol. 221 (1967) p. 1250.
30.                          What Is the Essence of Apostolic Succession? in: Concilium Vol. 4 (London 1968) Issue 4, p. 16-19.
31.                          With Windows Open to the Street, in: Union Seminary Quarterly Review Vol. 23 (1968) p. 147-157.
32.                          Intercommunion, in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol. 5 (1968) p. 576-578.
33.                          Blame Everything on the Council, in: The Critic Vol. 27 (1969) p. 38-41.
34.                          Tribute to Karl Barth, in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol. 6 (1969) p. 233236.
35.                          Dissent May Be a Duty, in: The Voice Vol. 1 (Washington 1969) No. 11, p. 3.
36.                          Participation of the Laity in Church Leadership and in Church Elections, in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol. 6 (1969) p. 511-533.
    1970- 1980

37.                          Mixed Marriages: What Is To Be Done?, in: The Tablet Vol. 224 (1970) p. 518-
38.                          The Extent of Convergence, in: Concilium Vol. 6 (London 1970) Issue 4, p. 5457.
39.                          Mixed Marriages: A Rejoinder (Letter to Yves Congar), in: The Tablet Vol. 224 (1970) p. 782-783.
40.                          Breakthrough on Mixed Marriages, in: The Tablet Vol. 224 (1970) p. 1136-1138.
41.                          Towards a Discussion of Infallibility, in: Worship Vol. 45 (1971) p. 287-289.
42.                          Statement, in: Japan Missionary Bulletin (Tokyo, December 1970); also in: Catholic Worker (Australia, November 1975) p. 9-12.
43.                          To Get to the Heart of the Matter. Answer to Karl Rahner, in: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Vol. 71 (1971) p. 9-21, 17-32, 49-50.
44.                          Who Shall Choose the Bishops?, in: The New York Times from 28. 1. 1971.
45.                          Why I am Staying in the Church, in: America Vol. 124 (1971) p. 281-283;  also in: The Tablet Vol. 225 (1971) p. 433-435; also in: Catholic Worker (Australia, June 1971) p. 4-6; also in: Catholic Herald (London) from 17. 8. 1973.
46.                          Why Infallibility? in: The New York Times from 3. 6. 1971.
47.                          What Is the Criterion for a Critical Theology? Reply to Gregory Baum, in: Commonweal Vol. 94 (1971) p. 326-330.
48.                          Response (Response at A. Dulles’ article »The Theology of Hans Küng: A Comment«), in: Union Seminary Quarterly Review Vol. 27 (1972)p. 143-147.
49.                          A Short Balance-Sheet of the Debate on Infallibility, in: Concilium Vol. 9 (London 1973) (New Series) Issue 3, p. 129-136.
50.                          Authority in the Church. An Exchange Between Hans Küng and Karl Rahner, in: The Tablet Vol. 227 (1973) p. 597-598; also in: America Vol. 129 (1973) p. 9-11.
51.                          The Case Is Open, in: The Tablet 227 (1973) p. 670-671; also in: America Vol. 129 (1973) p. 58-60.
52.                          Parties in the Church? A Summary of the Discussion, in: Concilium Vol. 9
(London 1973) Issue 8, p. 133-146.
53.                          Confirmation as the Completion of Baptism, in: Colloquium Vol. 8 (Australia/New Sealand 1975/1976) No. 1, p. 33-40 and No. 2, p. 5-13; also in: U. S. Catholic Vol. 40 (July 1975) p. 19-22 (shortened).
54.                          The Origin of Resurrection Belief, in: Theology Digest Vol. 23 (1975) p. 136142.
55.                          The Infallibility Issue, in: The Tablet Vol. 228 (1974) p. 662-663;  also in: National Catholic Reporter from 19. 7. 1974.
56.                          From Anti-Semitism to Theological Dialogue, in: Concilium Vol. 10 (London 1974) Issue 7/8, p. 103-110.
57.                          Being a Christian (Text of the Press Conference), in: The Tablet Vol. 228 (1974) p. 1021-1022.
58.                          Statement on Women Priests: Theology No Barrier, in: National Catholic Reporter from 12. 12. 1975.
59.                          Religious Service Today – Why?, in: Accent Vol. 10 (Adelaide 1977) p. 4-14.
60.                          Feminism a New Reformation (16 theses), in: The New York Times Magazine from 23. 5. 1976.
61.                          Rome Must Find a Way to Cope With the Growing Conflict Within the Church (The case Lefebvre), in: The Times from 28. 8. 1976.
62.                          Christianity: Faith and Hope, in: The Catholic Connection Vol. 1 (Alexandria, Virginia/USA 1976) No. 6, p. 1, 3.
63.                          Christ and Change, in: The Catholic Connection Vol. 1 (Alexandria, Virginia/USA 1976) No. 7, p. 3, 6.
64.                          Jews and Gentiles, in: The Catholic Connection Vol. 1 (Alexandria, Virginia/USA 1976) No. 8, p. 3, 6.
65.                          On Being a Christian (Press conference to the english and american edition of »Christ sein«), in: America Vol. 136 (1977) p. 1-2;  also in: The Tablet Vol. 231 (1977) p. 79-80.
66.                          Answer to Bishop B. C. Butler, in: Catholic Heraldom from 25. 2. 1977.
67.                          What Must Remain in the Church I-IV, in: New Citizen (New Zealand) from 6.
10., 20. 10., 3. 11., 17. 11. 1977 and 23. 2., 9. 3., 23. 3. 1978.
68.                          Is Jesus a Bond or Barrier? A Jewish-Christian Dialogue (with Pinchas Lapide), in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol. 14 (1977) p. 466-483.
69.                          Catholics and Protestants Today, in: Theology Digest Vol. 27 (1979) p. 255-259.
70.                          The Pope Who Held His Hand Over Me, in: The German Tribune (Hamburg) from 20. 8. 1978.
71.                          Pope John Paul II: His First Year, in: The New York Times from 19. 10. 1979;  also in: Chicago Tribune from 25. 10. 1979;  also in: The Age (Melbourne) from 3. 1. 1980;  also in: Magill (Dublin) November 1979, p. 22-24.

72.                          Toward a New Consensus in Catholic (and Ecumenical) Theology, in:
Consensus in Theology? A Dialogue With Hans Küng and Edward 1980- 1989
Schillebeeckx ed. by L. Swidler (Philadelphia 1980) p. 1-17.
73.                          How Should We Speak Today About the Holy Spirit, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New York 1979) Issue 128, p. 114-117.
74.                          My Deep Sorrow, in: The Universe (London) from 4. 1. 1980.
75.                          Why I Remain a Catholic, in: The Times (London) from 28. 1. 1980; also in: The New York Times from 28. 1. 1980; also in: The Irish Times from 30. 1. 1980; 
also in: Consensus in Theology? A Dialogue With Hans Küng and Edward Schillebeeckx, ed.by L. Swidler (Philadelphia 1980) p. 159-165.
76.                          Open Letter, in: The Tablet Vol. 224 (1980) p. 303; also in: National Catholic Reporter from 28. 3. 1980.
77.                          Rebel Theologian and the Catholic Conflict, in: The Times from 15. 4. 1980.
78.                          A Letter on Christology and Infallibility, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/ New York 1980) Issue 138, p. 85-97.
79.                          Hans Küng Writes to the Pope About Clerical Celibacy, in: National Catholic Reporter from 16. 5. 1980. also as: The Human Right to Marriage, in: The Observer from 7. 9. 1980;  also in: The Age (Melbourne) from 22. 9. 1980 (A Rebel’s Open Letter to Pope John Paul).
80.                          The Freedom of the Election of the Bishop in Basel, in: Concilium (New York 1980) Issue 137, p. 95-98.
81.                          Does God Exist? An Answer for Today, in: Horizons Vol. 7 (Villanova, Pennsilvania/USA 1980) No. 2, p. 299-320.
82.                          To What We Can Still Cling, in: Humanizing Americas Iconic Book (Society of Biblical Literature) Centennial Adresses (Chico 1980) p. 39-56.
83.                          Where I Stand, in: Bulletin of Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley 1981) Issue 1;  also in: Christianity and Crisis Vol. 2 (New York, February 1981) p. 3-11;  also in: United Presbyterian A. D. (March 1981) p. 23-25.
84.                          Church from Above – Church from Below?, in: Renewal Informations, Opinions, Comments, No. 2 (Catholic Renewal Movement London 1985) p. 3-
85.                          »Consistency« Key to Preach Gospel Credibly, in: National Catholic Reporter from 6. 11. 1981.
86.                          Science and the Problem of God, in: The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta 1982/1983) p. 95-107.
87.                          Will the Pope Win Over Women?, in: The New York Times from 16. 11. 1983.
88.                          Rome Fears U.S. Renewal, in: National Catholic Reporter from 30. 12. 1983.
89.                          Twenty Years of Ecumenical Theology – What for?, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New Nork 1983) Issue 170, p. 45-52.
90.                          Concilium in Faith With the Council: 1985 and After, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New Nork 1983) Issue 170, p. 90-92.
91.                          Dying With Christian Dignity, in: Commonweal (New York) from 27. 1. 1984.
92.                          Parsifal: A Theology for Our Time, in: Michigan Quarterly Review Vol. 23 (Ann Arbor 1984) Issue 3, p. 311-333.
93.                          Christianity and World Religions: The Dialogue With Islam as One Model, in: Harvard Divinity Bulletin Vol. 15 (December 1984 – January 1985) Issue 2, p. 4-8.
94.                          A Christian Scholar’s Dialogue With Muslims, in: The Christian Century from 9. 10. 1985.
95.                          Fear of Freedom at the Vatican, in: The Globe and Mail (Toronto) from 4./5. 10. 1986; 
also in: National Catholic Reporter from 11. 10. 1985, p. 9-10, 23-26 (Speaking Out After a Long Silence); also in: Church in Anguish. Has the Vatican Betrayed Vatican II?, ed. by H. Küng – L. Swidler (Harper and Row, New York 1987) p. 58-74.
96.                          What Is the True Religion? Toward an Ecumenical Criteriology, in: Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (Cape Town 1986), Issue 56, p. 4-23;  also in: Ching Feng (Hong Kong 1987) Issue 3, p. 95-122;
also in: The Tablet Vol. 233 (1989) p. 92-93 (Ecumenism and Truth: The Wider dialogue).
97.                          Christianity and Islam, in: Indo Asia Vol. 2 (Sachsenheim 1986/87) p. 6-16.
98.                          Introduction: The Debate on the Word »Religion«, in: Concilium (Edinburgh 1986) Issue 183, p. XI-XV.
99.                          Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Religions: Some Theses for Clarification, in: Concilium (Edinburgh 1986) Issue 183, p. 119-125.
100.                      Freedom for Truth – Peace Among Religions, in: Dialogue. A Quarterly Journal Exploring the Implications of the Baha’i Faith for Our Time Vol. 1 (Los Angeles 1986) No. 2, p. 8.
101.                      Christianity and World Religions: the Dialogue With Islam as One Model, in: The Muslim World Vol. 77 (London 1987) Issue 2, p. 80-95.
102.                      Is the Christ’s Table Divided?, in: International Christian Digest Vol. 1 (September 1987) No. 7, p. 37-39.
103.                      Geneva Forum: What Is the Church? (with P. Webb, P. Potter, I. Sook Chung, G. Priestland), in: International Christian Digest Vol. 1 (Nashville 1987) Issue 2, p. 12-14.
104.                      On Being a Christian Theologian, in: The Critic Vol. 42 (Chicago 1987) Issue 4, p. 11-16.
105.                      The Hour of Truth for South Africa, in: Concilium (Edinburgh 1987) Issue 189, p. XI-XII.
106.                      Ecumenism and Truth: The Wider Dialogue, in: The Tablet Vol. 233 (1989) p. 92-93.
107.                      No Peace in the World Without Peace Among Religions. An Ecumenical
Way Between Fanatism and Forgetfulness of Truth, in: World Faith Insight Vol. 21 (New York 1989) Issue 2, p. 3-22; also in: Dharma World Vol. 18 (1991), p. 10-16.
108.                      My Personal Spero, in: Seeds of Peace Vol. 6 (Bangkok 1990) No. 1, p. 28-31.
109.                      Seven Foundations for the Future, in: The Times from 28. 7. 1989.

                  (shortened).                                   19 0- 19   
110.                      Under Rome’s Displeasure, in: The Tablet Vol. 234 (1990), p. 125-126
111.                      Dialogability and Steadfastness: On Two Complementary Virtues, in: W. G. Jeanrond – J. L. Rike (Ed.), Radical Pluralism and Truth. David Tracy and the Hermeneutics of Religion, New York 1991, p. 237-249.
112.                      He That Is Not Against Us Is for Us, in: Perspectives Vol. 5 (Grand Rapids 1990) Issue 2, p. 4-5.
113.                      Response to Francis Cook: Is It Just This? Different Paradigms of Ultimate Reality in Buddhism, in: Buddhist-Christian Studies Vol. 9 (University of Hawai Press 1989) p. 143-156.
114.                      Rediscovering God, in: Concilium Vol. 26 (London-Philadelphia 1990) Issue 1, p. 86-102.
115.                      Towards a World Ethic of World Religions, in: Concilium Vol. 26 (London/Philadelphia 1990), Issue 2, p. 102-119.
116.                      Prayer of the Religions in the New World Context, in: Concilium Vol. 26
(London/Philadelphia 1990) Issue 6, p. XI-XIII; 
also in: Musica Sacra International, 21.-26. Mai 1994, The Religions – The Music – The Ensembles, ed. by the Bayrische Musikakademie (Marktoberndorf 1994), p. 5-6.
117.                      All Children of Abraham, in: The Church Times (London) from 22. 2.
1991;  also in: The Tablet Vol. 235 (1991) p. 260-264, 294-295.
118.                      From Three Faiths, One Reconciliation, in: Los Angeles Times from 31.
3. 1991; 
also in: Star (Kansas City, Miss/USA) from 1. 4. 1991 (Religious Reconciliation Is the Key to Peace).
119.                      Two Flags Over Jerusalem? There Can Be No Peace Among the Nations Without Peace Among the Religions, in: European Affairs Vol. 5 (1991) Issue 2, p. 6-11.
120.                      In Search of a New World Ethic, in: The World Vol. 5 (1991) Issue 3, p. 14-16.
121.                      World Religions and World Ethos, in: Universitas 34 (1992) Issue 2, p. 79-85.
122.                      Book Meant »as Service« to Judaism, in: The Church Times (London) from 3. 4. 1992.
123.                      Toward a »Universal Declaration of Global Ethos«, in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol. 28 (1991) Issue 1, p. 123-125.
124.                      Against Contemporary Roman Catholic Fundamentalism, in: Concilium Vol. 28 (London 1992) Issue 3, p. 116-125.
125.                      Special Column: A World Catechism?, in: Concilium Vol. 29 (London 1993) Issue 3, p. 121-123.
126.                      Yesterday’s Document (Perspectives on the catechism: 3), in: The Tablet from 28. 5. 1994, p. 664.
127.                      World Peace – World Religions – World Ethic, in: Concilium Vol. 30 (London 1994) Issue 3, p. 127-139.
128.                      Christ, Our Light, and World Religions, in: Theology Digest (Fall, 1995), Volume 42:3, p. 215-219.
129.                      A Global Ethic and Education, in: British Journal of Religious Education (1995), Volume 18:1, p. 6-21.
130.                      Theologians Now Face Either-Or Situations, in: National Catholic Reporter from 15. 12. 1995, Vol. 32, No. 8, p. 6-7.
also as: Waiting for Vatican III, in The Tablet from 16. 12. 1995, Vol. 249, No. 8106, p. 1616-1618.
131.                      Global Ethic and Education in Tolerance, in: Diogenes (Winter, 1996), No. 176, Vol. 44/4, p. 137-155.
132.                      Shared Decision Making, in: We are Church: Reflections on Core Values and Concern, ed. by Parish Renewal Consulting Services, San Francisco, 1996, p. 12-14;
first published as: Choosing Leaders, in: L. Swidler – H. O’Brien (Ed.), A Catholic Bill of Rights, Kansas City, 1988.
133.                      Why Europe Needs to Look to Blair, in: Financial Times from 22. June 1997.
134.                      Without a World Ethos there can be no Better World Order, in:
Betonwerk + Fertigteil-Technik (May, 1997), Vol. 63, No. 5, p. 40-47.
135.                      A New Global Ethics, in: The Power of Culture. Conference Report, ed. by the Netherlands Development Assistance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 1997, p. 55-63;  also in: Report of the Discussion on A New Global Ethics, p. 64-67.
136.                      Towards a Universal Civilization, in: Development and Cooperation
Vol. 5 (Berlin, 1997), p. 17-19.
137.                      A Global Ethics in an Age of Globalization, in: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 3 (July 1997), p. 17-31.
138.                      Between Profits and Morals, in: brilliant. The magazine for our customers (Eckert Group), No. 1 (1998), p. 8-9.
139.                      Between Profit and Morality, in: Euro News. The Customer Magazine of SCA Fine Paper, No. 1 (1998), p. 6f.
140.                      Christianity and Judaism, in: Explorations, Vol. 12, No. 2 (1998), p. 7.
141.                      A Global Ethic in World Politics: The Middle Way Between »Real Politics« and »Ideal Politics«, in: International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1999), p. 5-19.
142.                      Global Politics and a Global Ethic. A Challenge for the New Century, in: Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Year Book 1999, p. 59-61;  also in: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia. Vousikirja 1999, p. 97-99.

144.                      Responsibilities and Rights: The Quest for a Glo20   - 20 9   bal Ethic, in: Global 143.         A Drama Still Unfolding, in: The Irish Times from 31. 1. 2000, p. 9.
Dialogue, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2000), p. 120-125.
145.                      Towards a Universal Civilization, in: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2000), p. 229-234.
146.                      Global Ethic for a New World Order, in: Religions in Our Future Society. International Symposium for the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Master Chongsan, ed. by the Wonkwang University, Iksan 2000, p. 369-380.
147.                      Global Ethic and Traditional Chinese Ethics (chin.), in: Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, No. 4 (2000), p. 284-296.
148.                      Global Ethic: A Response to My Critics, in: International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2000), p. 421-428.
149.                      Basic Trust as the Foundation of a Global Ethic, in: International Review of Psychiatry, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2001), p. 94-100.
150.                      Who’s Biased?, in: The Tablet from 19. 5. 2001.
151.                      Is the Roman Church    Church of Christ?, in: Jeevadhara. A Journal of
Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol 3, No. 1, the Christian Interpretation (Kottayam), Vol. XXXI, No. 183 (2001), p. 176-178. 152. Global Politics and Global Ethics. Status Quo and Perspectives, in:
(2001/2002), p. 8-20.
154.                      A Vision of Hope. Commencement Address, in: Religious Studies at  153.   A New Paradigm in International Relations? Reflections on September 11, 2001, in: Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Nr. 31 (2002), S. 5-17.
      FIU, Departement of Religious Studies, Florida International University,      Miami, No. 13, Spring 2003, p. 3 a. 6.
155.                      A Global Ethic: Development and Goals, in: Interreligious Insight. A            Journal of Dialogue and Engagement, Vol. 1, No.1, January 2003, p. 8-19.
156.                      A Vision of Hope. Commencement Address, in: Religious Studies at
                     FIU, Departement of Religious Studies, Florida International University,
                 Miami, No. 13, Spring 2003, p. 3 u. 6.
157.                      The Threat to Freedom, in: The Tablet, 7.2.2004, p. 8-9.
158.                      The Pope we need, in: The Saturday Advertiser, Adelaide/Australia             from 9. April 2005, p. 3.
159.                      No Clash, but Dialogue among Religions and Nations, in: Dharma  World 32 (2005), p. 23-26.
160.                      Religion, violence and »holy wars«, in: International Review of the Red      Cross, Vol. 87, No. 858, June 2005, p. 253-268.
161.                      Music and Religion, in: International Choral Bulletin (ICB), Vol. XXIV,          No. 4, 4. quarter 2005, p. 8-9.
162.                      How to prevent a clash of civilizations, in: International Herald Tribune      from 4./5. March 2006, p. 6.
163.                      How are we to think of God?, in: Science & Spirit, July/August 2007,           p. 60-64.
164.                      The globalization of ethics, in: Daily News Egypt, 30 November 2007, p. 7.
165.                      The Vatican thirst for power divides Christianity and damages Catholicism, in: The Guardian, 28 October 2009; see also: The Vatican angles in rightist waters, in: National Catholic Reporter, 13 November 2009, p. 21.
166.                      If Obama were Pope, in: Martin Flanagan (ed.), Peter Kennedy. The
Man who threatened Rome, One Day Hill Publishers/Australia 2009, p. 104, 2010, p. 47-49. 

167.                      The Testimony of Faith to the Ultimate Origin, in: Tikkun, March/April
168.                      Against celibacy, in: The Tablet, 6 March, 2010, p. 14; also as: Abuse Rooted in Clerical Celibacy, in: National Catholic Reporter, March 2010, p. 14 and 20.
169.                      Ratzinger’s Responsibility, in: National Catholic Reporter, 18 March 2010.
170.                      Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., 1914-2009, My Valediction to a Friend and bishops, in: The Irish Times, 16 April 2         010, p. 15. Theologian, in: Concilium (London 2010) Issue 1, p. 133-134.
171.                      Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells
172.                      The age of globalization requires a global ethic, in: Theology, September/October 2010, Vol CXIII, Nr. 875, p. 323-338.
172a.         Abuse Rooted in Clerical Celibacy, in: National Catholic Reporter, March 2010, p. 14 and 20.
172b.         Father Hans Kung blames Catholic views on sex for clerical child abuse, in: Times Online, 9. Märch 2010.
173.                      The Decalogue as an ABC of Human Behavior, in: Tikkun, Winter 2011, p. 53.
174.                      My Book On Being a Christian in Retrospect, in: Concilium, 2/2011, p. 13-20.
            1.         Interview with J. B. Sheerin, in: The Catholic World Vol. 197 (1963) p. 159-
VI. Interviews163.  

2.                  A Brotherly Approach from Both Sides. Interview with T. de Quénétain, in:
Steps to Christian Unity, ed. by J. A. O’Brien (New York 1964) p. 74-85.
3.                  Interview with D. O’Grady, in: Way Vol. 20 (1964) p. 11-13.
4.                  Conversation at the Council. Discussion with J. C. Murray, G. Weigel, G.
Diekmann and V. A. Yzermans, in: The American Benedictine Review Vol. 15 (1964) p. 341-351.
5.                  Interview, in: An Sagart (Samhradh 1965) p. 12-13.
6.                  The Church and the Council. Interview with D. Fisher, in: The Catholic Herald from 18. 6. 1965; also in: St. Louis Review from 25. 6. 1965.
7.                  The Spirit of Change in the Church. Interview with P. Granfield, in: The Homiletic and Pastoral Review Vol. 66 (October 1965) p. 17-21.
8.                  Interview, in: Listening. Current Studies in Dialog Vol.1 (1966) p. 172-182.
9.                  The Roman Curia Must Be Reformed. Interview with J. Horgan, in: The Irish Times from 18. 11. 1967; also in: St. Louis Review from 8. 12. 1967;  also in: The Advocate (Melbourne) from 25. 1. 1968.
10.              Interview with A. MacLeod, in: The New Zealand Listener from 18. 10. 1971.
11.              Interview with R. Murray, in: The Month Vol. 232 (1971) p. 117-121.
12.              Interview with J. O’Connor, in: Intellectual Digest Vol. 2 (New York, March 1972) p. 19-22.
13.              Mysterium Ecclesiae, in: The Tablet Vol. 227 (1973) p. 835-839.
14.              Sermon on the Mount? Will It Play in Peoria?, in: US Catholic Vol. 43 (January 1978) No. 1, p. 30-34.
15.              Interview with John Wilkins, in: The Tablet Vol. 229 (1975) p. 381-382 (Correction p. 414).
16.              A Catholic Maverick. Interview with W. F. Willoughby, in: Washington Star from 28. 2. 1972.
17.              »We Can’t Go Backward«. Interview with A. M. Kerr, in: The Catholic Connection Vol. 2 (Alexandria, Virginia/USA 1977) No. 5, p. 3.
18.              On Being a Catholic Christian, in: U. S. Catholic Vol. 44 (May 1979) No. 5, p. 12-16.
19.              The Teacher the Pope Has Banned for »Heresy«. Interview with I. Rowan, in: The Sunday Telegraph from 9. 11. 1980.
20.              A Conversation With Hans Küng, in: The University of Chicago Magazine Vol. 74 (1982) Issue 4, p. 20-21.
21.              The Vatican Is a Totalitarian State. Interview with M. Westerman, in: Newsweek (New York) from 8. 8. 1983.
22.              Religion Should Never Be Ignored. Interview with K. Masud – T. Ahsan, in: The Muslim Magazine (Islamabad) from 24. 2. 1984.
23.              »Speak Out on the Church in Africa«. Interview with P. Byrne, in: Speak Out! A Christian Magazine for Youth (Ndola/Zambia) March/April 1986, p. 8-9, 15-16.
24.              Father Hans Küng Speaks on Life Issues. Discussion with P. Lefevre, in: East Texas Catholic Vol. 22 (1985) No. 11, p. 10.
25.              Hans Küng’s Theological Pilgrimage to Iran. Interview with A. Swidler, in: National Catholic Reporter from 30. 12. 1988.
26.              The Church in China: An Interview With Professor Julia Ching and the Rev. Hans Küng. Interview with P. H. Samway, in: America from 22. 4. 1989.
27.              The New Ethic: Global Responsibility. Interview with N. Gardels, in: New Perspectives Quarterly Vol. 8 (1991) Issue 2, p. 44-51.
28.              The Christian Thing to Do. Interview with B. Ivry, in: Newsweek from 8. 7. 1991;  also in: Newsweek (japanese edition) from 18. 7. 1991.
29.              Discussing Anti-Judaism in the New Testament With Hans Küng, in:
Explorations Vol. 6 (Philadelphia 1992) No. 2, p. 1-4.
30.              Hoping for Humanity. Interview with L. Bondi, in: The Malta Independent from 16. 10. 1994, p. 12.
31.              New Rules to Live by, in: Newsweek from 12. 8. 1996, p. 54.
32.              World Ethos – The Lifework of Hans Küng: Counterpoint of Hope, Interview with G. Ruis, in: The Japan Mission Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3 (Tokio 1998), p. 179-182.
33.              Catholic Church in Crisis, Says Controversial Scholar, Interview with M. Shackleton and G. Simmermacher in: The Southern Cross from 26. 12. 1999, p. 13.
34.              Symposium: Islam, Iran and the Dialogue of Civilizations, in: Global Dialogue, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2001), p. 1-13.
35.              Thinking Big, Interview with R. McCloughry, in: Third Way. The modern world through Christian eyes, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2001), p. 18-21.
36.              Of Dogmatics and Reform, Interview with N. R. Menon, in: Frontline, Vol. 20, No. 6 (2003/2004), p. 61-63.
37.              Catholic rebel Kueng fears manipulation of conclave, Interview for Reuters with A. Hudson, 12. 4. 2005.
38.              Finding a Common Ethic. The 22nd Niwano Peace Prize Commemorative Dialogue between Dr. Hans Küng and Rev. Nichiko Niwano, in: Dharma World, Vol. 32, November/December 2005, p. 17-21.
39.              Rigidity makes religion hate-filled, Interview with Lee Dong-soo, in: JoongAng Daily from 12 December 2005, p. 7; also in Korean from December 1st, 2005, p. 8; also as: From Self-centered Humanism to a Global Ethic (in Korean and English) in: Dongsoo Lee et al. (ed.), Dialogues for the 21st Century, Seoul 2006, p. 73-93.
40.              The Global Ethic: The Key to Interfaith Dialogue, Interview with Arwa Mahmoud in: IslamOnline.net, December 11, 2007.
41.              »It’s up to the pope to apologise«, in: swissinfo.ch February 6, 2009.
42.              Ecumenical Spirituality – as we already know it, in: Concilium, magazine 3 (2011), p. 105-114.

1.                       Introduction to: V. A. Yzemans, A New Pentecost. Vatican Council II:
             . PrefacesSession 1 (Westminister, Maryland/USA 1963) p. XIX    -XX.
2.                       Foreword to: L. Swidler, The Ecumenical Vanguard. The History of the Una Sancta Movement (Pittsburgh, PA 1966) p. IX-XI.
3.                       Preface to: J. Müller, H. Haag, G. Hasenhüttl, The Unknown God? (New York 1966) p. 7-9.
4.                       Preface to: K. Rahner, Belief Today (New York 1967) p. 5-6.
5.                       Foreword to: R. Modras, Paul Tillich’s Theology of the Church. A Catholic Appraisal (Detroit 1976) p. 11-13.
6.                       How the Pope Became Infallible (New York 1981) p. 1-26.
7.                       Editorial, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New York 1980) Issue 138, p. VII.
8.                       Foreword: Who Has to Say in the Church, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New York 1981) Issue 148, p. VII-IX.
9.                       Editorial: The Right to Dissent, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New York 1982) Issue 158, p. VII-VIII.
10.                   Editorial: Mary in the Churches, in: Concilium (Edinburgh/New York 1983) Issue 168, p. VII-XI.
11.                   Foreword. Notulae on the Buddhist-Christian Encounter, to: Takeuchi
Yoshinori, The Heart of Buddhism. In Search of the Timeless Spirit of
Primitive Buddhism, ed. and Translated by J. W. Heisig (New York 1983) p. VII-XII.
12.                   Preface to: W. G. Oxtoby, The Meaning of Other Faiths (Philadelphia 1983) p. 9-10.
13.                   Foreword to: Paradigm Change in Theology, Crossroad, 1989.
14.                   Editorial: Christianity Among the World Religions, in: Concilium (Edinburgh 1986), Issue 183, p. IX-X.
15.                   Preface to: The Peace Bible. Words from the Great Traditions, ed. by S. Scholl (Los Angeles 1986) p. VII-IX.
16.                   An Ecumenical Assembly for Peace, in: Concilium (Edinburgh 1988) Issue 195, p. XVII-XVIII.
17.                   Editorial, in: Concilium (London/Philadelphia 1990) Issue 2, p. VII-VIII.
18.                   Fundamentalism as an Ecumenical Challenge, in: Concilium Vol. 28 (London 1992) Issue 3, p. VII-VIII.
19.                   Preface to: K.-J. Kuschel, Born Before All Time? The Dispute over Christ’s Origins (London 1992) p. XVII-XIX.
20.                   Editorial: Islam – A Challenge for Christianity, in: Concilium Vol. 30 (London 1994) Issue 3, p. VII-VIII.
21.                   Preface to: D. N. Freedman – M. J. McClymond (Ed.), The Rivers of Paradise. Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad as Religious Founders, Grand Rapids 2001, p. VII-IX.
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1.                  Hans Küng. His Work and His Way, ed. by H. Häring – K.-J. Kuschel
and: (Doubleday, New York 1980).
2.                  Küng in Conflict, ed. by L. Swidler (Doubleday, New York 1981).
3.                  Robert Nowell, A Passion for Truth. Hans Küng: A Biography (Collins,
London 1981).
also as: A Passion for Truth. Hans Küng and his Theology (Crossroad, New York 1981).
4.                  Hans Küng. New Horizons for Faith and Thought, ed. by K.-J. Kuschel – H. Häring (SCM, London 1993); and: (Continuum, New York 1993).
5.                  Dialogue with Hans Küng, ed. by W. Jens – K.-J. Kuschel (SCM, London 1997).
6.                  Hermann Häring, Hans Küng. Breaking Through (SCM, London 1998).
7.                  Manuel Rebeiro, The Church As the Community of the Believers. Hans Küng´s Concept of the Church As a Proposal for an Ecumenical
Ecclesiology, Vol. I, Vol. II (Intercultural Publications, New Delhi 2001).
8.                  T. Anatharackal, Towards a Theocentric Normative Christology. A Critical Analysis of the Christological Project of Hans Küng within the Framework of the Theology of Religions (Katholische Universität Leuven, Leuven 2002).


1.         Global Ethic – Development and Goals, in: Schmidt-Leukel, Perry (Ed.), A Global Ethic and its Relevance for the United Kingdom. Conference Report (unpublished) (2002). 


  1. Thank you very much for sharing this audio link.

    For the past sixteen years, i have been an avid student and follower of Fr Kung. I have read most of his books and they were not bought just to decorate my bookcase, as anyone who lifts them to read will know that i have literally read them with pen and ruler at hand.

    The interview, is without doubt the clearest debate you will read in relation to Roman Catholicism and its great divide between liberalism and conservatism. In the first volume of his memoirs, Fr Kung recalled his own seminary days studying for the diocese of Basel in Switzerland. His initial study of Theology was in his own words 'A black and white Catechism of questionable certainty.' In Rome he was taught Latin, His study of Scripture was geared towards preaching, his Theology was catechetical in study and most days were spent on Canon Law with focus on his training to become a disciplined custodian of the sacraments.

    A chance encounter with the Swiss Reformed Theologian, Karl Bath, in his home town of Basel, was to change the direction of his life forever. In that initial meeting, Fr Kung knew that the Theology of his training was no longer going to satisfy his Spiritual hunger to find and to share the real Jesus. From that moment, he knew his life was going to become focussed solely on Theology and the teaching of it.

    Primarily through the study of the Historical scriptures, an in depth study of Christology and the teaching of the early Christian Fathers, Fr Kung quickly came to the conclusion that the Hierarchy and the priesthood was too poorly educated as a result of seminary and on going formation.

    In listening to the interview, i was angered that Fr Kung was tackled so abruptly by Peter D Williams, who clearly has no historical understanding of the sacraments, true Apostolic authority, the true authorship of Scriptures he frequently quotes and their contexts etc... In fact i came to the conclusion that he believed more in a Church than he did in Jesus.

    One book i recommend everyone to read i Fr Kung's What I Believe. In that books he concludes that he has been fortunate enough to have undertaken and to have succeeded in his life's mission to find and to teach the true Jesus to others. He believes that it's not good enough to follow something based on medieval thought and ignorant of the initial truth, but that each of us should have some basic understanding of Church history, to know that it was for most of its time corrupted in power and wealth, that the scriptures we often quote to condemn were often not written by those penned as their author e.g. Saint Paul and that the Jesus he came to know established common fellowship of discipleship and not an institutional church who fails time and time again to show Jesus to the world and the world to Jesus.

    Fr Kung is honest enough say that he doesn't have the answers to everything. Instead he compares his relationship to God as like someone floating across the depths of an Alpine lake - Despite the depth we are always kept afloat and so it is with God when we surrender to him. I personally prefer to swim in the depths with the likes of Kung than to be on a barque where one is afraid to look into the engine room!


  2. Gerry, your comment articulates concisely some of the feelings I had while listening (or rather being bombarded by) Williams. Obviously as a student of Kung you can analyse and share with us his broad perspective, and thank you for that. It was very helpful.
    As for Williams, while he presents as intelligent, articulate, and well read, I had an overwhelming sense of a closed blinkered mind only able to deal with absolutes, and full of self selected ready quotes to support his absolutism. He reminded me of those politicians who batter any opposition with non stop verbiage in a point scoring duel of words. And I loved that Kung did not make any attempt to 'respond in like combat', other than his mild mannered humble rebuke: "Well I cannot talk like a machine gun, ....I speak slowly and in a second language, ..."
    I totally agree with your quote of Kung's belief, "that the hierarchy and priesthood are too poorly educated as a result of seminary and on going formation" Having spent almost six years in an Irish major seminary in the 1960s leaving just before sub diaconate, I'm gobsmacked now to acknowledge just how narrowly and poorly educated I was. I would have been ordained in a year and then seen as "knowledgeable" about all manner of things spiritual and temporal!
    So I relate that to the reality that many of my then contemporaries (those still in ministry), are now functioning in positions of authority within the catholic church. While there may have been some follow on in service training following ordination, I suspect that its quality will have been equally limited and poor.
    It seems to me that one of the rc church's main problems is this poor quality education which perpetuates the absolutism of the closed mind mentality shown by people like Peter D Williams. Fortunately some have looked beyond the narrow confines of traditional orthodoxy.But fewer still are able to question it openly, and only then at their peril.

    1. “Two percent of the people think;
      three percent of the people think they think;
      and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.”

      George Bernard Shaw

  3. Legionaries Of Christ! We used to call them millionairisti di Cristo in the old Gregorian Uni philosophy days in Rome. Arived in twos heads bowed soutannes gleaming like a flock of penguins each morning. I am very careful when I speak of politics in church. In a recently fought by election to replace the Late Jim Dobbin MP (a good man) UKIP came within 600 votes of taking the seat from the current Labour winner. The story made Sun morning tv. I imagine UKIP rattling the authorities. Like Jesus rattled the romans. This is where the analogy stops. I am extremely careful not to take political sides in church nor would I wish anyone to do other than their informed choice in the realm of political persuasion. Sean

  4. Here we go again with this UKIP idiot roscommonman promoting the vicious homophobic racist xenophobes that are UKIP. Pat please don't allow this idiot to use your blog to peddle his racist views. Comparing UKIP to Christ...is this guy fecking nuts?

    1. WE may not agree with Sean's views - but we must be prepared to die for his right to express them ?


    2. Surely Pat not every opinion is worthy of being allowed to be expressed? Surely that is why we have laws about slander and libel? Surely if some one believes that it is perfectly acceptable to sexually assault children they do not have the right to express that view and publish it? It sounds good to say that you will die for someone's right to express him or herself, even if their views are personally abhorrent to you, but that is nothing more than sloppy thinking and a cliche. C- Bishop.

    3. I did not promote UKIP. Please read carefully what I said. I assume you are passionate about your views -fair comment. I stated an empirical fact verified by Sunday Morning TV coverage. I could just as easily have cited the case of Ronald McDonald riling Burger King. My image had the desired effect of engaging you in the topic which is the object of the exercise. Sean

    4. C -Bishop @ 22.20

      I get your point completely.

      Was just quoting Voltaire about right to free speech.

      I do accept that there are limits - but I don't think supporting UKIP is one of them?

      For the best of reasons I do not like to practice censorship on the Blog.


  5. While the blog is not about UKIP, and despite Sean's other useful comments, I can only add, that after watching the Darragh MacIntyre Panaroma Mon night BBC 1 programme, "The Farage Factor", that Farage's only usefulness is to give the other main parties a jolt.Farage is a very clever but narrow perspective politician pushing a racist agenda largely for his own self promotion. He has no broad capacity to deal with the multi faceted dilemmas facing UK. He is however riding a bandwaggon of popular discontent with the London based Oxbridge political elite clique. But it would be very dangerous to give his waggon the reins of any real power.
    Catch the Panorama prog online. It's very revealing.

    1. Dear MMM,

      With the greatest repect to Sean, I am inclined to agree with you about UKIP.

      But he is useful as a very necessary "jolt".

      I would prefer a jolt from the left - but that does not seem to exist in the UK just now :-(

      But the Westminster and Dublin crowds need a SHOCK


    2. This is where my image starts and stops. Giving a jolt. Jesus gave the romans a "jolt" and was killed for the privilege. This is the only point I was trying to make. Stuff like this stops sermons getting boring. I would NEVER take a political side in church. Sean

  6. And the Vatican crowds too!

  7. Dear Pat,
    In my opinion, not only is Rev Prof Hans Kung a world class theologian, but he is also a prophet.
    I've just recently read his book "Can we save the Catholic Church ?" A superb analysis of contemporary issues facing the church.
    Kung sent a copy of this book to 500 Bishops throughout the world. Only one Bishop replied. Guess which one ? Answer: The Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, who sent a hand written note to Fr Kung, thanking him for the book, and ending with the greeting "fraternally, Francis".
    Pope Francis was prepared to engage with Kung, unlike the other 499 Bishops !

    Priest of Down & Connor.

    1. Brother,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I too believe that he is a modern day prophet. That is proven by the fact that in Roman Catholicism he is rejected - except by Pope Francis :-)

      "A prophet is never accepted in his own country or among his own people".

      I am delighted that at least ONE priest of Down and Connor reads (and is capable of reading) Hans Kung.


    2. I'm delighted to hear a priest reading Kung.

    3. Yes - its a little glimmer of hope.


  8. Pat,

    Our church is paralysed by fear, which masquerades as orthodoxy. Change will bring new life and opportunities for followers of Christ. Pope Francis realises this but at the Family Synod in Rome he's literally coming face to face with Bishops who will not even consider change as a means to spiritual growth.
    Do not be shocked if at some point there is the threat of a schism from the ultra conservative wing of the church. They are ultimately promoting and serving a system rather than the gospel.

    Priest of Down & Connor.

    1. Brother,

      Agree with ALL you say.

      We might see a Pope Raymond Burke - Adolph 1


    2. Better those right wing Rigoristi get out and set up on their own and leave the rest of us to try and build the Church anew from scratch. There is a real battle going on these days for the soul of Catholicism. That idiot Burke would be dressed up to the hilt, triple tiara on his head, minions waving the ostrich feathers, etc, etc. For a look at what he would be like go on to Youtube and look at Pope Gregory [sic] and the Palma de Troyan Church.

  9. Three comments:

    1. Putting the US Republican Party up there with the Taliban, ISIS, UKIP, fundamentalist Israeli Jews paints the picture with broom and not brush. I wouldn't presume all Protestants in Northern Ireland believe as Ian Paisley did, nor that the mainstream media's obsession with Tea Partiers and their evangelical Christian supporters evinces a well-considered understanding of the GOP. I'd add Hamas and the Saudi Royal family to the list, too.

    2. Except for Opus Dei and the Crosiers, I consulted Wikipedia because I'd never heard of these groups. Do they seem ominous because you're in Europe, historical home to centuries of internecine religious wars, inquisitions, and state support of established religions? I don't share the Opus Dei hate: one, the few members I've met seem to walk the talk, and, two, I've seen in English speaking countries an ugly prejudice towards Spain and its Roman Catholics. In the States these groups are insignificant both in reach and celebrity. They seem to share saying Tridentine Latin masses, singing everything a la Gregorian, and using chasubles, pelligrinas, and birettas. For Americans a “biretta” is either a gun or an old TV detective show! And a pelligrina? Isn't that bottled water? I cracked up at Cardinal O'Brien with the FSSP priests: the last time I saw those vestments was in the museums of the old Spanish Missions here in California. These guys are really dangerous? We have Bill Donohue of the Catholic League: his reputation is not an even-keel one. And straight from Argentina, home to former Nazis, comes The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property which protests Satanic masses and abortion clinics. Who pays attention to yet another noisy group clad in red sashes and Knights Templar robes? The US Catholic Bishops have begun to realize the Catholic Church is just like every other religion in America: a voluntary association that competes in the marketplace for believers. Capes, cinctures, and Tridentine: you gotta REALLY care about that stuff.

    3. Annoying, precicous lad that I was, I read Hans Kung's “Infallible?” in high school shortly after it was published, and a few others of his since then. Karl Rahner and Yves Congar are equal worthies of Christian thought. To keep up the side, I'd include American Catholics Avery Dulles, Matthew Fox (now Episcopalian), Thomas Rausch, and Rosemary Reuther because I either know or have read them. Nonetheless, the US has many more non-Catholic Christian theologians of note.