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German moral theologian, Redemptorist priest, celebrated author and lecturer. A leading voice at Vatican Council II.


DS - Document Signed.  Signed book `Bernhard Häring - Brennpunkte`, in German, published by Gerhard Kaffke, Frankfurt a. M., 1968, softcover book, 5 x 7,5 inch, 63 pages, signed and dated on the first page in blue ballpoint ink "Bernhard Häring - Rom, den 3. Sept. 1973", with browning, and signs of wear to the spine & cover - in fine condition. Accompanied by a small black/white reprint image. Uncommon and desirable.


Entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer and was ordained in 1939. Completed doctoral studies in moral theology at the University of Tübingen. During WWII he was conscripted by the German army and served as a medic. Although forbidden from performing priestly functions in public by Nazi authorities, he brought sacraments to Catholic soldiers.


In 1954, Häring rose to international fame as a moral theologian with his three volume, The Law of Christ. Although receiving ecclesiastical approval, the work was written in a style different from the manual tradition.  It was translated into more than 12 languages.


Between 1949-98 he taught moral theology at Alphonsian Academy, Rome. He served as a peritus (expert) at the Second Vatican Council from 1962-65 and was on the mixed commission which prepared the pastoral constitution Gaudium et Spes.


Father Häring taught at various universities including the University of San Francisco, Fordham, Yale, Brown, Temple, and the Kennedy Institute for Bioethics at Georgetown.


A prolific writer, Bernard Häring produced about 80 booiks and 1,000 articles.

HÄRING CSsR, Bernard (1912-98)

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