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Hans Küng

Dr. Hans Küng is a scholar of theology and philosophy and prolific writer. He studied philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University (Rome), the Sorbonne, and the Institut Catholique de Paris. In addition, Dr. Küng holds numerous awards and honorary degrees from several universities.

Dr. Küng is President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until his retirement in 1996, he was Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen.

From 1962-1965, he served as official theological consultant (Peritus) to the Second Vatican Council appointed by Pope John XXIII.

Dr. Küng is co-editor of several journals and has written many books, which are translated into different languages, including: Justification; The Church; On Being a Christian; Does God Exist?; Theology for the Third Millennium; Christianity and the World Religions; Judaism; Christianity; Global Responsibility; A Global Ethics for Global Politics and Economics; Tracing the Way – Spiritual Dimensions of the World Religions. He was the drafter of The Declaration Toward a Global Ethic of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1993, and of the proposal of the InterAction Council for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, 1997.