Be sure to check out the latest by my friend Samuel Gregg who writes for Acton Institute. Mr. Gregg has a fine comparison of Papa Joseph Ratzinger and Fr. Hans Kung, sparked by the coincidental release of their respective new books. The Pope published his second volume on Jesus of Nazareth, while Kung put out his Can The Church Still Be Saved.
Gregg points out parallels and differences between the man who is now Vicar of Christ and the man who is now forbidden to teach in a Catholic faculty.
Here is a taste of Gregg’s look at the two authors and the two books:
But perhaps the most revealing difference between Benedict and Fr. Kung’s books is the tone. Can the Church still be saved? is characterized by anger – the fury of an enfant terrible who’s not-so-enfant anymore and who knows the game is up: that his vision of Catholicism can’t be saved from the irredeemable irrelevance into which it has sunk.
Jesus of Nazareth, however, is pervaded by humility: the humility of one who approaches human history’s greatest mystery, applies to it his full intellect, and then presents his contribution for others’ assessment.
Check out Mr. Gregg’s piece for more.