Faith/Spirituality Forum: dissenting authors and speakers
dissenting authors and speakers QUESTION from Lilia Bodino on July 6, 2002 On the website of ourladyswarriors.org/dissent I saw the names of Hans Kung and Fr Richard Mcbrien listed as dissenters.
I have given away other Hans Kung books I had except his book on Christianity and the World Religions where he writes a Christian response to Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. It seem this book is a study guide on dialogue with other religions.
Catholicism by Fr Mcbrien is a voluminous book and my question is can I use this book for reference purposes only. I will just ignore Fr Ncbrien's opinion that Jesus did not establish the catholic church and calls into questions the virginal conception of Jesus together with the perpetual virginity of Mary.
I read your response to Mr Campbell on OCT 10, 2001 regarding dissension on Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Teaching.
Please advise on book of Hans King and Richard Mcbrien in relation to Level l, 2 and 3 teaching of your OCT 10, 2001 response.
Thank you so much. Lilia
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on July 15, 2002 Dear Miss Bodino:
Unless you are a well-versed scholar and theologian it would be dangerous to try to sift through the books of these errant men to search for the any (if any) nuggets from amongst the garbage.
For a LONG article and analysis concerning Kung see: THE HISTORICAL CREDIBILITY OF HANS KUNG by Joseph F. Costanzo S.J.
For a review specifically with McBrien's book Catholicism see the article from the late (and great) Father Most see: Comments on Richard McBrien's Catholicism
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