- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (8,20,33,42,51,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 1
- Birth Year: 1928
- Birthday: 19. March
- Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
- Profile: 1-3
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: The Vessel of Love 1
- Definition: Double Split - Small (8,20,33,42,51,52)
- Variables: BRL-MRL
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- 3536 Transistoriness
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Swiss theologian and author. Although ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1954, Küng’s controversial liberal views led the Vatican to censure him and ban his teachings in 1979. His publications, which question traditional church doctrine, include "Rechtfertigung: Die Lehre Karl Barths and eine Katholische Besinnung (Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection), 1957, "Existiert Gott? (Does God Exist?)," 1978 and "Ewiges Leben (Eternal Life?)," 1982.
Küng began attending the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1948, receiving a Licentiate in Philosophy in 1951. From 1951-55, he pursued theological studies at Gregorian. He obtained his Doctorate in Theology after completing his studies at the Sorbonne and the Institut Catholique in Paris in 1957. He taught at the University of Münster in West Germany from 1959-60, and in 1960, he became a Full Professor of Fundamental Theology at the University of Tübingen, a position he held until 1963. Küng attended the Second Vatican Council, after being appointed a theological consultant, 1962-65, by Pope John XIII, but he was considered a dangerous foe to Roman Catholicism and termed a ‘rebel.’ From 1963-80, he was a Full Professor of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University. He received the Oskar Pfister Award from the American-Psychiatric Association in 1986, and was made an Honorary Doctor of Divinity by the University of Dublin, Ireland in 1995.
Conferences and studies held by Küng led to the formation of a group committed to changing world culture and promoting peace; the agreed-upon principles include nonviolence, solidarity, tolerance and equal rights between men and women. These goals were endorsed in 1993 by a group called the "Parliament of the World’s Religions" and in 1995, he became president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic. This organization is seen by some as an extreme threat to ecumenism and as a first step toward establishment of ‘One World Government.’
Küng is often seen in the company of world leaders, loves the spotlight and it appears that he aspires to be a world leader himself. He has a strong influence in world politics, a connection that has been termed ‘dangerous,’ as some feel the combination of ‘enlightened’ Roman Catholicism and humanism that he espouses is merely a means to manipulate world order. Tony Blair of Great Britain acknowledged Küng as his personal mentor, and states that his own political stance is heavily influenced by Küng’s worldview.