Küng, Hans (b. 1928)

Hans Küng is a Swiss theologian and Roman Catholic priest and the author of numerous books on Christianity, world religions, and global ethics. He was a professor in the Catholic faculty at the University of Tübingen from 1960 until 1979, when his license to teach Catholic theology was rescinded by the Vatican. He continued as professor of Ecumenical Theology and director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen until his retirement in 1996. He is currently the president of the Global Ethics Foundation, which seeks to contribute to global peace by encouraging the religions of the world to recognize and reflect on the ethical values that they share in common.

Küng received his licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in ...

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