Kung Joins With Three Esteemed Colleagues To Address The Question Can We Break Through The Barriers Of Noncommunication, Fear, And Mistrust That Separate The Followers Of The World S Great Religions The Authors Analyze The Main Lines Of Approach Taken By Islam, Hinduism, And Buddhism, And Give Christian Responses To The Values And Challenges Each Tradition Presents It s hard to disagree with Kung His knowledge of other religions is so extensive, sometimes he seems like he s of an expert than the experts he dialogues with Moreover, his theoretical moves are so sophisticated, it s remarkable he hasn t synthesized all the world religions to completion The biggest payoff is watching Kung do his thing, inspiring hope that adherents of the religions can see adherents of other religions as a part of the very human participation in meaning and morality that we ourselves partake in, all while maintaining the integrity of our own traditions, and even sharpening and being sharpened by others The book overall gets a bit pedantic at times, with the flow and well organized layout of Kung s writing largely bearing the load of rhetorical tempo A downside in my opinion is some unclarity in the writing, partly due to appealing to philosophical theories in theorizing about the various religions, without clarifying ambiguities in the terms borrowed from the philosophical theories This makes some of the prose difficult to understand While the writers obviously have some knowledge of philosophy, the philosophical theories are appealed to often times without argument or reflective scrutiny Overall this is a book for people who already have some knowledge of the religions discussed, even knowledge at the academic level For those who find themselves in such a position, and who are interested in the task of seeing both peace between and integrity within the various religions, this is an excellent book. A must read for anyone interested in this topic.
Hans K ng is a Swiss Catholic priest, controversial theologian, and prolific author Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic Stiftung Weltethos K ng is a Catholic priest in good standing, but the Vatican has rescinded his authority to teach Catholic theology Though he had to leave the Catholic faculty, he remained at the University of T bingen as a professor of
- Christentum und Weltreligionen
- Hans Küng
- 06 December 2019 Hans Küng