Religion: Kung Unrepentant

While Vatican holds firm

When Hans Kung arrived last week for his first lecture after the University of Tübingen's holiday break, the classroom was jammed with 300 students and onlookers. Another 300 next door listened in via loudspeaker. The Vatican may have declared him unfit to be considered a Roman Catholic theologian, but Father Kung was back at his Tübingen lectern, at which he has taught since 1960 and now occupies as bestselling author, West German celebrity and a focus of Catholic theological rebellion.

Kung scrapped his scheduled lecture on the...

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