Hans Kung, one of the most renowned theologians in the world and founder of the Global Ethic Foundation, died at the age of 93. Kung passed away at his home in Tübingen. The Swiss, who taught in Tübingen from 1960 to 1996, played a key role in the formation of the Catholic Church and the theologian’s books became bestsellers. Over the past 30 years, Katholisch.de recalls, Kung has been particularly engaged in dialogue between the religions of the world, particularly in the ‘Global Ethic Project’. Kung had published the book ‘Project Global Ethic’ in 1990, based on Kant’s philosophy, and in it he pursued the question of the values that unite all people and all religions. Kung has received many awards, including over a dozen honorary doctorates.
Born in Sursee on March 19, 1928, Kung, in addition to having dedicated himself to the study of the history of religions, in particular the Abrahamic ones, was internationally known above all for his positions in the theological and moral fields, often critical of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Known above all for his rejection of the dogma of papal infallibility, in 1979 he was forced to leave the Catholic faculty and continued to work as professor emeritus of ecumenical theology at the University of Tübingen.
The Weltethos Foundation he founded gave the news of his death on Twitter: “The Global Ethic Institute mourns the loss of its inspirer and founder, Hans Kung. But his work will continue. It is an honor for us and it remains our mandate to continue the ideas. and Hans Kung’s commitment to values, global responsibility and dialogue “, reads the Foundation’s tweet.