Father Kung, one of the most influential -- and probably one of the most articulate -- of the young Catholic theologians, studies what is meant, within a Catholic context, by ""freedom."" On the premise that freedom is the right of every Christian as God's supreme gift to him, the book considers the meaning of freedom for the individual Christian living ""in the world,"" the significance of freedom for the modern Church, its implications for theologians, and its impact in Catholicism's relations with other religions. A concluding section, particularly original and perspicacious, examines the meaning of freedom for Pope John XXIII as the personification of Christian freedom. Unlike much of Kung's work, Freedom Today is not a book written by a theologian for other theologians; it is rather a practical exploration by a theologian of the implications of freedom -- a word which, in its modern meaning, has only recently come into frequent use in the Church. Father Kung's authority, the concrete manner in which he examines a controversial question, and the excellence of this translation, all will recommend the book to the informed Catholic reader.