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Samuel Gregg: Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

    New books from Pope Benedict XVI and Fr. Hans Kung, two theologians who worked as contemporaries and whose careers were nurtured on the same German soil, show them to be worlds apart in their understanding of the Catholic Church. Unlike Kung, Benedict’s vision of the Church, writes Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg, is “focused upon deepening its knowledge of, faithfulness to, and love for Christ. It’s also a Church that engages the world, but is not subservient to passing intellectual-fashion. Finally, it’s a Church which is evangelical in the best sense of the word: proposing – rather than hedging or imposing – the Truth revealed by Christ.” Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future

    By Samuel Gregg

    Western Europe is considered a religiously-barren place these days. The reality, however, is more complex. Books written by two Catholic theologians recently rocketed up Germany’s best-seller list. That testifies to Europe’s on-going interest in religious matters. But the books’ real importance lies in their authors’ rather different visions of Catholicism’s purposes and future – and not just in Europe, but beyond.

    Continued- http://blog.acton.org/archives/22397-samuel-gregg-benedict-xvi-hans-kung-and-catholicism%e2%80%99s-future.html
  2. QuantaCura

    QuantaCura Rejoice always.

    Kung's view is faithless. As the article says, for him, its all about power. He doesn't see the Church as the Bride of Christ or the Body of Christ, which he needs for his salvation. All he sees is an earthly institution which still has power and influence and stretches across the globe, which should be co-opted to advance whatever social agenda the people want.