The Christian Life (T&t Clark Cornerstones Series)
Karl Barth (1886-1968) was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, and his writings from the perspective of a renewed 'theology of the Word of God' continue to be a major influence among Christians,...
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Karl Barth (1886-1968) was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, and his writings from the perspective of a renewed 'theology of the Word of God' continue to be a major influence among Christians, students of theology and preachers around the world today. His theology creatively re-works key Christian doctrines including the Trinity, Christology, and salvation including therein, importantly, the doctrine of election. The product of the sustained work of more than three decades, his closely-reasoned fourteen volume magnum opus the Church Dogmatics, represents the culmination of Barth's own achievements and is regarded as perhaps one of the most significant theological works of all time. As part of the theological ethics integral to this dogmatic vision, The Christian Life offers a fascinating and provocative account of the Christian orientation toward ethical life from the perspective of divine reconciliation, setting forth a distinctive vision that sees prayers as the heart of a moral passion for the honour of God and the struggle for human righteousness.The work of one of the most influential Protestant theologian of the 20th century, this Cornerstones edition includes a brand new introduction by Philip G. Ziegler, both examining and celebrating the message of tone of Barth's last and most suggestive writings.
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.
- Introduction, Philip G. Ziegler Translator's Preface Preface Chapter Xvii: The Command Of God The Reconciler 74 Ethics As A Task Of The Doctrine Of Reconciliation 1. The Central Problem Of Special Ethics 2. The Gracious God As The Commanding God 75 The Foundation Of The Christian Life (thesis) 76 The Children And Their Father 1. The Father 2. The Children 3. Invocation 77 Zeal For The Honor Of God 1. The Great Passion 2. The Known And Unknown God 3. Hallowed Be Thy Name 4. The Precedence Of The Word Of God 78 The Struggle For Human Righteousness 1. Revolt Against Disorder 2. The Lordless Powers 3. Thy Kingdom Come 4. Fiat Iustitia Appendix Notes On The Appendix First Version Of The Conclusion Of 74 First Version Of The Discussion Of Atheism ( 77) Small Fragments Of An Attempt To Revise The Existing Text Of Cd Iv,4 Indexes I. Scripture References Ii. Names Iii. Subjects