For two years Kung guided a research project on women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men, second class in the family, politics and business with limited rights and even limited participation in worship. It is not only in Christianity that equal rights for women has been a scandalously neglected issue. From his position of intellectual freedom, as an independent Professor at the University of Tubingen, Kung is free to analyze the mistakes of the past and to sketch out a new theology of women in the Church.