Hans KA¼ng has been a major influence on post-war Christianity by any reckoning. a peritus for the second Vatican council, he then went on to publish a number of controversial books, including Infallible? An Enquiry (1971), which enraged the Vatican and caused him to lose the ecclesiastical approval of his teaching at the university of TA¼bingen. However, he remains a respected priest in good standing with his bishop. Throughout all the upheavals that the Catholic Church has undergone in recent decades, KA¼ng has been an outspoken observer, turning himself from enfant terrible to bActe noire. However his world influence has been great. Whether speaking at the United Nations or consorting with politicians and religious leaders, he is always listened to with respect and enthusiasm. A string of recent books has added to his reputation-notably On Being a Christian (1974) and Does God Exist? An Answer for Today (1980) What is not so well known is that, as a young man, KA¼ng was a close friend and confidant of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). Over the years, however, they increasingly came to represent exactly what the other most despised. On being appointed to the Holy See, Ratzinger had a long private meeting with KA¼ng , the consequences of which may resonate within the Catholic Church for many years. In these thrilling memoirs KA¼ng gives his personal account of all these struggles and ambitions. The result is a book of major importance for any student of the church in the 20th century. This second volume covers the period following the close of the Second Vatican Council right up to the present day.And when my pastor and friend Franz Xaver Kaufmann retired for reasons of old age in December 1973 and was replaced by an ... So on 8 September 1976 I write a farewell letter to the sisters saying that I wona#39;t be involved in this service in future: a#39;I think back with joy ... And if I am sad to say goodbye in these unexpected circumstances, I do so without bitterness and resentment against certain persons.
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