Colin Gunton was world renowned as a scholar, systematic theologian and Reformed minister; however, he never lived to fulfill his ambition to write a book devoted solely to Barth. Gunton on Barth is an in-depth analysis, derived from the lecture...
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Colin Gunton was world renowned as a scholar, systematic theologian and Reformed minister; however, he never lived to fulfill his ambition to write a book devoted solely to Barth. Gunton on Barth is an in-depth analysis, derived from the lecture course he gave most years at King's College London: something of an annual institution it was aimed at undergraduates, though the majority of those attending were MA/PhD students, and researchers from America and Germany! Approximately half of the work consists of quotations representing an essential understanding: Colin was a creative lecturer, although he worked from notes he gave space to the free rein of his mind particularly when fielding questions or trying to analyze a particular strand of Barth's thought. Colin's understanding and expertise was world renowned. He did not take all Barth wrote uncritically, he struggled and wrestled with this giant of twentieth-century theology: as he always said at the beginning of the course, "Not everyone buys into Barth ... I don't, all the way along the line, as I get older I get more and more dissatisfied with the details of his working out of the faith ... over the years I think I have developed a reasonable view of this great man who is thoroughly exciting and particularly, I can guarantee, if you do this course, that you will be a better theologian by the third year, whether or not you agree with him ... he is a great man to learn to think theologically with."
Professor Colin E. Gunton was a British United Reformed systematic theologian. He taught at King's College, London from 1969 until his death in 2003. His writings include The Barth Lectures, ed. Paul Brazier (T&T Clark), The Theologian As Preacher: Further Sermons from Colin E. Gunton, eds. Sarah J. Gunton and John E. Colwell (T&T Clark), Act and Being: Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes (Eerdmans), The Christian Faith. An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Blackwell), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine, ed. (Cambridge), and The Promise of Trinitarian Theology (T&T Clark).
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- 1. The Intellectual Background To Karl Barth; 2. Barth's Development Up To Romans; 3. The Decade After Romans; 4. The Basis, Task And Situation Of Theology; 5. Barth On The Trinity And The Personal God; 6. The Being Of God As The One Who Loves In Freedom; 7. Election According To Church Dogmatics 2/2; 8. Ethics Church Dogmatics Chapter Viii; 9. Barth And The Knowlegde Of God; 10. Barth's Doctrine Of Reconciliation In Church Dogmatics Iv/1-2; 11. Church Dogmatics Iv/1, 59.1 The Way Of The Son Into The Far Country; 12. Atonement As Divine Act; 13. Platonism And Exemplarism In Barth's Christology; 14. Christ The Mediator In Karl Barth's Theology. 15. Reconciliation And The Believer; 16. Barth On Creation.