Presentation Title

B-4 Locus of Authority in Hans Küng's paradigm

Presenter Information

Arlyn S. Drew, Andrews University

Presenter Status

PhD Student, Department of Theology and Christian Philosophy

Location

Buller Room 149

Start Date

8-11-2012 5:36 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:48 PM

Presentation Abstract

Authority defines an institution’s self-identity. But what happens when contemporary society no longer accepts traditional definitions of authority? It was a shock in the theological world when one world-renowned Roman Catholic theologian, Hans Küng, was stripped of his teaching authority because he asserted that the original gospel and historical Jesus Christ was the highest norm for the church. All Christian communities claim that same norm, yet a careful study of what that really means and the hermeneutical implications for access to that locus explains why the different denominations continue to exist and why Küng's assertion was dangerous for the Roman Catholic Church and is unacceptable for the Seventh-day Adventist church as well.

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Nov 8th, 5:36 PM Nov 8th, 5:48 PM

B-4 Locus of Authority in Hans Küng's paradigm

Buller Room 149

Authority defines an institution’s self-identity. But what happens when contemporary society no longer accepts traditional definitions of authority? It was a shock in the theological world when one world-renowned Roman Catholic theologian, Hans Küng, was stripped of his teaching authority because he asserted that the original gospel and historical Jesus Christ was the highest norm for the church. All Christian communities claim that same norm, yet a careful study of what that really means and the hermeneutical implications for access to that locus explains why the different denominations continue to exist and why Küng's assertion was dangerous for the Roman Catholic Church and is unacceptable for the Seventh-day Adventist church as well.