Hans Küng


Global Ethic Foundation

Dr. Hans Küng is President of the Global Ethic Foundation and is a scholar of theology and philosophy. 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 coeditor 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; and 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.

Dr. Küng studied philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University (Rome), the Sorbonne, and the Institut Catholique de Paris.

Focus: Education, Ethics, Religion, Global, Europe

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2007

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