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Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace: Variations on a Theme of Augustine

Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace: Variations on a Theme of Augustine

1st Edition

Shao Kai Tseng
December 05, 2018

In recent Barth studies it has been argued that a key to understanding the theologian’s opposition to natural theology is his rejection of substantialist ontology. While this is true to an extent, this book argues that it is a mistake to see Barth’s ‘actualistic ontology’ as diametrically opposed...

Barth on the Descent into Hell: God, Atonement and the Christian Life

Barth on the Descent into Hell: God, Atonement and the Christian Life

1st Edition

David Lauber
October 27, 2017

The Christian confession that Jesus Christ descended into hell has been variously misunderstood or simply neglected by the Church and dogmatic theology. This work is a significant retort to dogmatic forgetfulness and ecclesial misunderstanding. It succeeds in doing so by offering a close reading...

Barth's Theology of Interpretation

Barth's Theology of Interpretation

1st Edition

Donald Wood
October 09, 2017

Through his single-minded insistence on the priority of the Bible in the life of the church, Karl Barth (1886-1968) decisively shaped the course of twentieth-century Christian theology. Drawing on both familiar texts and recently published archival material, Barth's Theology of Interpretation sheds...

The Ascension in Karl Barth

The Ascension in Karl Barth

1st Edition

Andrew Burgess
May 16, 2017

This book explores the doctrine of ascension, and Barth's ascension thought in particular. First, it examines the doctrine of Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, presenting a sustained discussion of Karl Barth's approach to this doctrine and the significance of the doctrine within his theology as...

Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth's Ethics

Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth's Ethics

1st Edition

David Clough
March 31, 2017

Ethics in Crisis offers a constructive proposal for the shape of contemporary Christian ethics drawing on a new and persuasive interpretation of the ethics of Karl Barth. David Clough argues that Karl Barth’s ethical thought remained defined by the theology of crisis that he set out in his 1922...

Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

1st Edition

John Yocum
March 31, 2017

Karl Barth is widely considered the greatest theologian of the Twentieth Century, exerting a major influence in almost every area of theological thought in both Reformation and Roman Catholic traditions. Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth deals with one of the most important and controversial...

Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

1st Edition

Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer
March 31, 2017

Throughout his magnum opus, Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth converses with the great theologians of post-reformation orthodoxy, quoting from works in his private collection. When Barth became Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology at the University of Göttingen in 1921, his knowledge of the...

Barth, Israel, and Jesus: Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

Barth, Israel, and Jesus: Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

1st Edition

Mark R. Lindsay
March 06, 2017

The attitude of Karl Barth to Israel and the Jews has long been the subject of heated controversy amongst historians and theologians. The question that has so far predominated in the debate has been Barth's attitude, both theologically and practically, towards the Jews during the period of the...

The Resurrection in Karl Barth

The Resurrection in Karl Barth

1st Edition

R. Dale Dawson
February 27, 2017

Karl Barth repeatedly spoke of the centrality and unparalleled significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for his theological understanding, yet a clear grasp of its nature and scope in Barth continues to find little expression in scholarly literature. This book seeks to draw out the...

Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology

Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology

1st Edition

Kimlyn J. Bender
November 28, 2016

Many of Barth's theological themes, such as revelation and election, have received numerous scholarly examinations, whilst Barth's doctrine of the church has been largely ignored. Yet, Barth entitled his massive systematic theological opus the Church Dogmatics, and the church was a central element...

Ethics with Barth: God, Metaphysics and Morals

Ethics with Barth: God, Metaphysics and Morals

1st Edition

Matthew Rose
November 23, 2016

Although interest in the theology of Karl Barth is greater today than at any time since his death, Barth's moral thought continues to be widely misunderstood. This groundbreaking study of the twentieth-century's most important Christian thinker offers the first treatment of Barth's ethics from a...

Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery

Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery

1st Edition

Dustin Resch
November 17, 2016

The doctrine of the virgin birth is intricately woven within the texture of the liturgy, theology and piety of all branches of the Christian Church. In spite of its enduring influence, the doctrine has been dogged by criticism, particularly in the modern era. By the 20th century, the teaching of...

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