Karl Barth (2nd Edition) (Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series)
Karl Barth (1886-1968) has been called the most important Protestant theologian since Schleiermacher. A lifetime of work produced a huge and complex body of writings that emerged from both his theological teaching and from his engagement in church life. The...
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Karl Barth (1886-1968) has been called the most important Protestant theologian since Schleiermacher. A lifetime of work produced a huge and complex body of writings that emerged from both his theological teaching and from his engagement in church life. The publication of some of his work posthumously has invited fresh and attentive interpretations of his thought.This book draws together these readings to provide a clear and authoritative introduction to the main themes in Barth's theology. In an accessible way, it shows the continuity and coherence of Barth's work and stresses the importance of his biblical and ethical writings alongside his systematic theology. The book focuses on Barth's response to modernity, postmodernity and the tasks of theology, presenting him as an outstanding resource for constructive theology in our age.
Professor John Webster (PhD, DD, FRSE) is Chair of Systematic Theology, King's College, University of Aberdeen. An Anglican Evangelical scholar who has had a distinguished career as a professor at the Toronto School of Theology, and seven years as Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford before coming to Aberdeen. He is a prolific author and editor with expertise on Barth and Jungel, some his recent titles include: The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000), Barth (Continuum, London and New York, 2000), (translated with an introduction) Eberhard Jungel, God's Being is in Becoming. The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2001) Word and Church. Essays in Christian Dogmatics (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2001) Holiness (SCM Press, London, 2003/ Eerdmans), Holy Scripture. A Dogmatic Sketch (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003), Barth's Early Theology (T & T Clark International, 2004) Confessing God. Essays in Christian Dogmatics II (T & T Clark International, London, 2005). His future project include preparing the volume on Ephesians (Brazos Theological Commentary), a multi-volume systematic theology and with Professor Iain Torrance and Professor Kathryn Tanner, editing The Oxford Handbook to Systematic Theology.