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Hans Küng, the rebel who never stopped kicking in the stretchers of his Church

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The Switzerland of the last century will have given the world no less than three immense theologians: Karl Barth (1886-1968), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) and Hans Küng (1928 – April 6, 2021). For a country that had only 4 million inhabitants when the last of them was born, the score was rather impressive. But we immediately see a frown: agree with Barth, the great Protestant theologian, author of a Dogmatic which raises him to the level of the greatest thinkers of the Christian faith of all time. It also agrees with Balthasar, the eminent Jesuit who knew how to combine theology and philosophy and who, better than anyone, showed the importance of aesthetics in fundamental research.

After Küng? This inveterate polygraph, this man who has never ceased to rush into the stretchers of his Church, the one whom John Paul II sanctioned by having him expelled from the Faculty of Catholic Theology of Tübingen, should we really put him on the same level? ?

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