Religion: Not Heresy

Rome drops a tricky case

In two pre-Christmas shots heard round the theological world, the Vatican in 1979 summoned Father Edward Schillebeeckx from The Netherlands for questioning as a possible heretic and then declared that West Germany's Father Hans Küng had no license to practice as a "Catholic" theologian. Since then Küng has been moved from the Cath olic faculty at the University of Tübingen into an unattached religion professorship. As for Schillebeeckx, whose belief in the divinity of Christ has been questioned, the Vatican has quietly decided to take no action,...

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