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Past, Present and Future

By Hans Kung; John Bowden (Translator)

ONEWorld Publications, Hardcover, 9781851683772, 767pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2007

For more than two decades the world religions have been a central topic for Hans Kung. In books which have inspired millions throughout the world, he has pioneered work towards a new dialogue between cultures. In this extraordinarily comprehensive book, he gives an in-depth account of Islam, the second largest world religion after Christianity. Describing paradigm shifts in its 1400-year history, outlining the various currents and surveying the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day, few people alive today could have written such a complete analysis.

About the Author
Hans Kung, a leading Roman Catholic theologian and priest, is president of the Global Ethic Foundation and emeritus professor of ecumenical theology at Tubingen University in Germany. He is author of many books, including Global Responsibility: In Search of a New World Ethic and Yes to a Global Ethic, and coauthor of How to Do Good & Avoid Evil: A Global Ethic from the Sources of Judaism.

John Bowden is a former editor and managing director of SCM Press. He is the author of several books and articles and has translated numerous religious books from German, French and Dutch.