Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Speakers on the conference
The Power of Culture
Hans Küng
Biographical Information

Hans Kung, born 19 March 1928 in Sursee (Lucerne, Switzerland)
schools in Sursee and Lucerne

1948-51 Philosophical studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome
1951 Licentiate in philosophy
1951-55 Theological studies at the Gregorian University
1954 Ordination to the priesthood;
1955 Licentiate in theology
1955-57 Studies at the Sorbonne and the Institut Catholique in Paris
1957 Doctorate in theology. Dissertation: "Justification. La doctrine de Karl Barth et une réflexion catholique." Further studies in Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, London
1957-59 Pastoral work at the Hofkirche in Lucerne (Switzerland)
1959-60 Assistant for Dogmatic Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Munster (Westphalia)
1960-63 Full Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Tübingen
1962-65 Official theological consultant (Peritus) to the Second Vatican Council appointed by Pope John XXIII.
1963 Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from the University of St. Louis (Missouri)
1963-80 Full Professor of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen
1966 Honorary Doctor of Protestant Theology (D.D.) from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley (California)
1968 Guest Professor at Union Theological Seminary (New York City) 1969 Guest Professor at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Basel (Switzerland)
1970 Honorary Doctor of Humane Sciences (HH.D.) from Loyola University (Chicago)
1971 Honorary Doctor of Protestant Theology (D.D.) from the University of Glasgow
1980-1996 Full Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen (under direct responsibility of University President and Senate)
1981 Guest Professor at The University of Chicago Divinity School
1982/83 Honorary President of the Edinburgh University Theological Society
1983 Guest Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1984 Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto
1985 Honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Cambridge (England)
1985 Guest Professor at the University of Toronto
1985 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1986 Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association
1987 Guest Professor at Rice University, Houston/Texas
1995 Honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Dublin (Ireland)
1995 President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic
1996 Professor emeritus

  • Numerous guest lectures at various universities in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia
  • Editor of the series "Theologische Meditationen"
  • Co-editor of the series "Ökumenische Forschungen" and "Ökumenische Theologie"
  • 1960-80 Associate Editor of "Tübinger Theologische Quartalschrift"
  • Associate Editor of "Journal of Ecumenical Studies"
  • Member of the Executive Editorial Committee of "Concilium"
  • Member of PEN American Center and PEN Center of West Germany

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General Introduction
Summary
pijltje_beneden.gif (179 bytes) Speakers
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Lourdez Arizpe
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Adriaan van Dis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Josette Feral
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Riffat Hassan
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Dragan Klaic
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Hans Küng
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Flora Lewis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Madala Mphahlele
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Bert Mulder
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) David Nostbakken
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Herman Philpse
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Anil Ramdas
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Allister Sparks
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Horst Stipp
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Nasr Zaid
our creative diversity