By Hans Küng
Does God exist? The query implies one other: who's God? This booklet is intended to provide an resolution to either questions and to provide purposes for this resolution. Does God exist? definite or no? Many are at a loss among trust and unbelief; they are unsure, skeptical. they're uncertain approximately their trust, yet they also are uncertain approximately their doubting. There are nonetheless others who're pleased with their doubting. but there is still a eager for simple task. sure bet? even if Christians or Jews, believers in God or atheists, the dialogue this present day runs correct throughout outdated denominations and new ideologies—but the eager for sure bet is unquenched. Does God exist? we're placing all our playing cards at the desk the following. the reply could be "Yes, God exists," As people within the 20th century, we definitely can kind of think in God—even extra so within the Christian God—and even perhaps extra simply at the present time than a couple of many years or centuries in the past. For, after such a lot of crises, it's wonderful how a lot has been clarified and what number problems in regard to trust in God have melted into the mild that no darkness has triumph over.
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Grundlagen einer erneuerten Ethik, Freiburg/Basel/Vienna, 1977. The convergence of Catholic ethical theologians at the query of the justification of norms turns into very transparent in No. 12 of Concilium 12 (1976), ed. through F. Böckle and J. M. Pohier, on price perception and norm substantiation, with contributions from J. Gründel, D. Mieth, G. Sala, F. Böckle, B. Schüller, R. Simon, R. McCormick, C. Curran. sixty eight it truly is illuminating that the prestigious philosopher P. Lorenzen, of Erlangen, in his Normative common sense and Ethics, Mannheim, 1969, p.
Whatever, as a result, yet a stalemate. If, then, i don't shut my eyes to doubtful fact yet lay myself open to its impression; if i don't sidestep the being within the visual appeal, yet take the chance of yielding and surrendering, I understand now not prior to, nor certainly in basic terms later on, yet just by doing it, that i'm doing what's correct, what's most sensible. For what can't be proved or skilled prematurely (in that feel, there's neither argument nor event) I adventure within the very act of trusting.
And isn't the present morality in most cases the morality of the rulers, as Marx and Marxism carry out of their feedback of the morality of a category society? during this admire, the prophets of the outdated testomony are robust allies of critics of society, from Marx and Engels to Bloch and plenty of spiritual socialists. As opposed to the strong of their personal occasions, they stood for God’s law—but for God’s legislations for the sake of man’s rights. They safe the oppressed opposed to exploitation, the helpless opposed to despotism, the ignorant from being swindled.
28. 50 Albert, Traktat über kritische Vernunft, p. 119. fifty one Ibid. fifty two Albert, Theologische Holzwege, p. 88. fifty three Albert, Traktat über kritische Vernunft, p. a hundred and twenty. fifty four Albert, Theologische Holzwege, p. 88. Cf. H. Küng, Unfehlbar? Eine Anfrage, Zürich/Einsiedeln/Cologne, 1970 (E. t. , Infallible? An Inquiry, New York/London, 1971); an identical writer, Fehlbar. Eine Bilanz, Zürich/Einsiedeln/Cologne, 1973. fifty five G. Ebeling, “Kritischer Rationalismus? Zu Hans Alberts Traktat über kritische Vernunft,’ ” in Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche 70 (1973), Supp.
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