Hans Kung (trans. John Bowden): Islam: Past, Present and Future
The historian-theologian Hans Kung is best known today for his passionate pursuit of inter-religious dialogue and understanding within a global perspective. Since the 1960s he was professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Eberhard-Karls-Universitat of Tubingen in Germany and Emeritus Professor there from 1996. This dissident Swiss Catholic priest is a controversial theologian and prolific author in the inter-faith industry.
Since 1995, his primary occupation has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Stiftung Weltethos). He described what world religions share in common, not what separates them, and compiled a minimal code of moral rules everyone might possibly accept. From 2001 onwards, the exhibition “World Religions - Universal Peace - Global Ethic”, conceived by Stiftung Weltethos, has been displayed around the world.