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Karl Barth's monumental work stands as a landmark in Protestant theology---all 10,000 pages of it. Mining the riches of Barth's thought, Gollwitzer's concise introduction provides busy scholars with a selection of the most important passages. Includes main themes, extracts, and helpful summaries. An invaluable resource for pastors and students alike.
Professor Gollwitzer begins with a useful introduction to the thought and originality of Karl Berth. There then Follows a selection of the main themes and extracts from Church Dogmatics. Each one is followed by a concise and helpful summary and explanation of the passage. Students, minister, and all those interested in theology, will value this introduction to one of the most important theological works of today.
Karl Barth's monumental work,Church Dogmatics, is recognized as a landmark in Protestant theology--perhaps the most important work of this century. However, the size range of its fourteen volumes has meant that its content and significance may not be so widely known or appreciated as it deserves. In this concise introduction, Helmut Gollwitzer provides a selection of some of the most important passages fromChurch Dogmaticsto help the busy student explore the heart of the great work; or perhaps to direct a student to parts of theDogmaticsof greatest interest.
Karl Barth was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss Pastor and Theologian, and Barth continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievements as a theologian. Some of his other major works include The Epistle to the Romans; Evangelical Theology, Christian Life; Christ and Adam and The Humanity of God.