Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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.


At 3/20/2008 12:34 AM, Anonymous Pastor Bob Cornwall said...


Thanks for the post. Another generation is nearing its end. I remember hearing him for the first time in 1982 in Claremont. I would hear him once again, the second time I believe was right after he was removed from his position as an official Catholic teacher.

At 3/20/2008 2:26 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Hey, I hadn't spotted your essay yet -- well done, mate!

At 3/20/2008 5:02 AM, Anonymous Mark Stevens said...

Fancy that! I bought his book "On Being a Christian" yesterday from a little second hand book shop here in Adelaide. It was previously owned by a Arch Bishop. I couldn't help but think if he read it and took some of what it said on board he may have ended his time more positively!

At 3/20/2008 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrinkles really do add character to a face


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