Cover of: Infallible? | Samantha Power

About the Book

Hans Kung, the brightest light in the intellectual firmament of contemporary Roman Catholicism, has now brought to its logical conclusion the line of thought articulated in such earlier works as The Church. And it is a conclusion that will shake the institutional Church to its foundations. To the question, ""Infallible?"" Kung answers ""No."" No, the pope is not infallible, in any traditional sense of that term; no, ecumenical councils are not a priori infallible simply because they are ecumenical; no, the Bible is not infallible, since it is filled with obvious errors; and no, the People of God -- that is, the community of believers -- itself is not infallible, although it does possess a fundamental indefectibility with respect to truth. Infallibility exists; but it exists only in God and his word -- that is, in the gospel message as such. These propositions are demonstrated in depth on the basis of both history and theology, by both external and internal criticism, in a dazzling display of scholarship that is simultaneously provocative and constructive. Not since the palmy days (or dreary days, depending on one's bias) of the Reformation has there been such a vigorous challenge, and the book will undoubtedly be the single most controversial and influential theological work of our time.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.
Translation of: Unfehlbar?

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
262/.131
Library of Congress
BX1806 .K8613 1983

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 268 p. ;
Number of pages
268

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3506132M
Internet Archive
infallibleinquir00kung
ISBN 10
0385184832
LC Control Number
82045641
OCLC/WorldCat
8846167
Library Thing
769877
Goodreads
87169
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