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Barth's Early Theology

John B Webster

Barth's Early Theology

John B Webster

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In this new book, Webster continues the work that he initiated in Barth's Moral Theology. He addresses the important topics of biblical exegesis and historical theology in Barth's early writing, and develops his own line of interpretation of Barth's theology in general. Webster suggests that the traditional accounts of Barth's development are inadequate: they tend to emphasize his cultural and philosophical context, to focus on the same limited selection of his writings and to misjudge his theological intentions, regarding him as a purely transcendental thinker or as a postmodernist.

In this book Webster provides detailed interpretations of early texts that have received little attention, such as Barth's work on 1 Corinthians, on the Reformed Confessions, and on modern Protestant theology. Webster draws out the significance of Barth's early biblical exegesis and historical theology, and shows how his work in both fields was conceived from the beginning as important preparation for his future dogmatic work.

Table Of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Re-Inventing the commentary The Epistle to the Romans
3. The resurrection of the Dead: Barth on 1 Corinthians
4. 'There is no past in the Chruch, so there is no past in theology': Barth on the history of modern Protestant theology
5. The Theology of the Reformed Confessions
6. Barth and Balthasar
7. Conclusion

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About "Barth's Early Theology"

In this new book, Webster continues the work that he initiated in Barth's Moral Theology. He addresses the important topics of biblical exegesis and historical theology in Barth's early writing, and develops his own line of interpretation of Barth's theology in general. Webster suggests that the traditional accounts of Barth's development are inadequate: they tend to emphasize his cultural and philosophical context, to focus on the same limited selection of his writings and to misjudge his theological intentions, regarding him as a purely transcendental thinker or as a postmodernist.

In this book Webster provides detailed interpretations of early texts that have received little attention, such as Barth's work on 1 Corinthians, on the Reformed Confessions, and on modern Protestant theology. Webster draws out the significance of Barth's early biblical exegesis and historical theology, and shows how his work in both fields was conceived from the beginning as important preparation for his future dogmatic work.

Table Of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Re-Inventing the commentary The Epistle to the Romans
3. The resurrection of the Dead: Barth on 1 Corinthians
4. 'There is no past in the Chruch, so there is no past in theology': Barth on the history of modern Protestant theology
5. The Theology of the Reformed Confessions
6. Barth and Balthasar
7. Conclusion

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Meet the Author

John B Webster

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgements; 1. Barth's Earlier Theology: Some Unfinished Tasks; 2. The Theology Of The Reformed Confessions; 3. The Theology Of Zwingli; 4. Protestant Theology In The Nineteenth Century; 5. The Resurrection Of The Dead; Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 240199
  • Product Code 056708342X
  • EAN 9780567083425
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Jan 2006
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg

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