Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hans Kung on Islam

From Paul Williams website:

‘Lines lead from the very first Jewish Christianity to the seventh century, indeed to Islam…The analogies between the Qur’anic picture of Jesus and a Christology with a Jewish-Christian stamp are perplexing. These parallels are irrefutable and call for more intensive historical and systematic reflection.’
Hans Kung, Islam, Past, Present and Future (2007, One World Publications, pp 37, 44)
Fr Hans Küng is a professor emeritus of ecumenical theology at the University of Tübingen. He is considered by many a leading intellectual giant of the Roman Catholic Church.
Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Minoria:

From what I know Hans Kung,certainly one of the most distinguished Catholic theologians of the 20th century,does consider Muhammad to have been a prophet.I don't agree with him but you can check here:


Girzone is a famous novelist,author of the "Joshua" novels.Joshua is Hebrew for "Yeshua"(Jesus' real name).So Jesus/Joshua goes to live in a small town in the US,he has a beard and looks Jewish,and even works as a carpenter.

He never says he is the Messiah but says parables and people are cured miraculously after he prays for them.


1.In "Joshua in a Troubled Word"(2005) Jesus goes to Palestine and brings Muhammad back from the dead,accepts him as a prophet,and he and Muhammad create peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

2.Jesus there also says that the ones who blew themselves up(those who killed innocent people) for Islam have gone to heaven.Since they had been mislead as children and were therefore innocent of their actions.

That is bad theology since those guys who blew themselves up were ADULTS,not children.They were past the age of innocence,and so had the free will to really reflect on their actions.If they had really tried they would have seen what is really good and really evil.


1.He is a Protestant who converted to the Catholic church.He is famous for his book "Between Heaven and Hell"(1982) where 3 famous people have a conversation in purgatory.

2.They all died on the same day:November 22,1963 and were John Kennedy,C.S.Lewis(wrote "Mere Christianity" and the Narnia novels) and Aldous Huxley(who wrote "Brave New World").

3.In "Ecumenical Jihad"(1996) Kreeft says he had an out-of-body experience when surfing in Hawai,in a hurricane.His spirit went to purgatory and their he met Confucius,Buddha,Moses,and Muhammad.(page 96)

For those who don't know purgatory is a place of temporary suffering but then the person goes directly to heaven.In the book Kreeft hears the voice of God saying to him:

"He(note:Muhammad) will teach you the heart and soul of all true religion".(page 98)