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Kung, Hans
On Being A Christian.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1976. First edition, early printing of this landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my friend Matthew: confidence and courage! Hans Kung." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Translated by Edward Quinn. An international bestseller by one of this century's most prominent theologians, On Being a Christian is a work of exhaustive scholarship, born of the author's passionate belief in Jesus Christ as the center of existence. Hans Kung here assesses the impact of other world religions, humanism, science, technology, and political revolutions; and sifting through the theological controversies within the Christian community itself, he affirms the vitality and uniqueness of Christianity by tracing it back to its roots -- the reality of the historical Christ. But more than history or theology, On Being a Christian reexamines what it means to be a Christian today: the role of Christian ethics in a social and political context, the relationship between Christians and Jews, the organization of a community of believers, and practical suggestions for dealing with personal crises of faith. This Image Books edition will reach even larger segments of the population for whom the book was written. Kung defines his audience as those: who do not believe, but nevertheless seriously inquire; who did believe, but are not satisfied with their unbelief; who do believe, but feel insecure in their faith; who are at a loss, between belief and unbelief; who are sk … [Click Below for Full Description]
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