An Ecumenical theological anthropology Hans Küng and the Dialogue with Karl Barth This paper examines Hans Küng’s (1928 -) dissertation Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection (1957). In his first work Küng compared the doctrine of justification, as understood by the Protestant theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) to the classic Catholic theology affirmed by the Council of Trent (1545-1563), which remained the Church's doctrine for the next four hundred years. Küng expressed the idea that there is a fundamental agreement between Trent and Barth's doctrine and that the divergent viewpoints "would not warrant a division in the Church." The book has become a classic work and «marked the dawn of a new era of positive ecumenical discussion of a doctrine which had hitherto been seen largerly as an insuperable obstacle to such dialogue» (A. E. McGrath). The main purpose of this essay is to clarify the anthropological-theological structure of Küng’s book. It is intended as a critical analysis and a contribution to our current discussions. Keywords: Hans Küng, Karl Barth, Theological Anthropology, Ecumenical Dialogue, Justification

La giustificazione (dell'uomo). Hans Küng e la sostanziale convergenza con Karl Barth

RUSSO, ANTONIO
2015

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An Ecumenical theological anthropology Hans Küng and the Dialogue with Karl Barth This paper examines Hans Küng’s (1928 -) dissertation Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection (1957). In his first work Küng compared the doctrine of justification, as understood by the Protestant theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) to the classic Catholic theology affirmed by the Council of Trent (1545-1563), which remained the Church's doctrine for the next four hundred years. Küng expressed the idea that there is a fundamental agreement between Trent and Barth's doctrine and that the divergent viewpoints "would not warrant a division in the Church." The book has become a classic work and «marked the dawn of a new era of positive ecumenical discussion of a doctrine which had hitherto been seen largerly as an insuperable obstacle to such dialogue» (A. E. McGrath). The main purpose of this essay is to clarify the anthropological-theological structure of Küng’s book. It is intended as a critical analysis and a contribution to our current discussions. Keywords: Hans Küng, Karl Barth, Theological Anthropology, Ecumenical Dialogue, Justification
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