- The Catholic Church: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles)
© 2001, 2003
- Translation by John Bowden © 2001, 2003
- The Modern Library
- 227 pages
I bought this book to fill some gaps in my knowledge of church history. It did the trick!
Küng’s a loyal rebel in the church, which endeared him to me immediately. He reminded me of Charles Wesley, calling for Anglican reform from within. This book is not only a compelling look at the history of the church, it talks about contemporary church issues as well. Küng’s call for reform in the spirit of Vatican II is visionary.
If you’ve ever wondered about doctrines like the infallibility of the Pope, or enforced celibacy for priests, this book is for you.
It was four nights of reading well spent!