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On Religion

Karl Barth

On Religion

Karl Barth

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A fresh translation of Barth's theology of religion (17 of the Church Dogmatics), with an introductory essay stressing its importance not only in theology but also in current discussions of the concept of religion in the field of religious studies>

- Publisher The study of Karl Barth has generally been excluded from religious studies departments in favour of more liberal theologians such as Tillich. For many years, scholar Garrett Green has argued that there is no justification for this neglect. To support his theory that Barth can and should be studied as a religious theorist rather than just a theologian, Garrett Green presents a brand new translation of Chapter 17 of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics prefaced by a detailed introduction to the text. This important new translation counters the idea that Barth rejected the notion of religion out of hand by correcting a number of errors in the original version that obscure Barth's central argument. In particular the crucial word, Aufhebung, in the title is translated here as sublimation rather than abolition. The translation will do better justice to the German original and will be more accessible to contemporary readers. Unlike the original version, all Greek, Latin and Hebrew citations are translated into English, and the NRSV is used for the Bible quotes rather than the King James. The translation is accompanied by a text by Garrett Green introducing the scholar and student to Barth as a religious theorist. The book concludes with appendices containing teaching materials and a summary of developed by the author in the classroom over years.

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About "On Religion"

A fresh translation of Barth's theology of religion (17 of the Church Dogmatics), with an introductory essay stressing its importance not only in theology but also in current discussions of the concept of religion in the field of religious studies>
- Publisher

The study of Karl Barth has generally been excluded from religious studies departments in favour of more liberal theologians such as Tillich. For many years, scholar Garrett Green has argued that there is no justification for this neglect. To support his theory that Barth can and should be studied as a religious theorist rather than just a theologian, Garrett Green presents a brand new translation of Chapter 17 of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics prefaced by a detailed introduction to the text. This important new translation counters the idea that Barth rejected the notion of religion out of hand by correcting a number of errors in the original version that obscure Barth's central argument. In particular the crucial word, Aufhebung, in the title is translated here as sublimation rather than abolition. The translation will do better justice to the German original and will be more accessible to contemporary readers. Unlike the original version, all Greek, Latin and Hebrew citations are translated into English, and the NRSV is used for the Bible quotes rather than the King James. The translation is accompanied by a text by Garrett Green introducing the scholar and student to Barth as a religious theorist. The book concludes with appendices containing teaching materials and a summary of developed by the author in the classroom over years.
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Meet the Author

Karl Barth

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface & Acknowledgments- Garrett Green; Introduction: Karl Barth As Theorist Of Religion- Garrett Green God's Revelation As The Sublimation Of Religion- Karl Barth; A)the Problem Of Religion In Theology; B)religion As Faithlessness; C)true Religion; Appendix I: On Translating Barth-garrett Green; Appendix Ii: Materials For Teaching Barth On Religion- Garrett Green; Select Bibliography- Garrett Green.

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  • Catalogue Code 257243
  • Product Code 9780567031099
  • ISBN 0567031098
  • EAN 9780567031099
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Dec 2006
  • Sales Rank #47802
  • Dimensions 215 x 136 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.115kg

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