Happy 80th Birthday Hans Küng!
Today, the 19th of March 2008, marks the 80th birthday of the great Swiss Catholic theologian, Hans Küng. I extend my warmest online blessings to him.
As a small birthday gesture, I put a copy of my recent article in his post-box: Chris Tilling, "Engaging Science in the Mode of Trust: Hans Küng's 'The Beginning of All Things'." Zygon 43, no. 1 (March 2008): 195–210.
He closed his On Being a Christian, with the following words:
'By following Jesus Christ,
people in the world of today
can live, act, suffer and die
in a truly human way;
in happiness and unhappiness, life and death,
sustained by God and helpful to fellow men and women'
Here is a hearty Danke to 80 years of being sustained by God.