Karl Barth: centenary essays

This short volume, which emerged from the Karl Barth centenary year in 1986, brings together a collection of essays which makes an important contribution to Barth interpretation. Few would dispute the fact that Karl Barth is one of the great figures of twentieth-century theology, and two decades aft...

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Other Authors: Barth, Karl (Editor); Sykes, Stephen 1939-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1989.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Barth, Karl 1886-1968 / Theology
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Barth, Karl
B Barth, Karl ; 1886-1968
B Barth, Karl 1886-1968
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521341844
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Summary:This short volume, which emerged from the Karl Barth centenary year in 1986, brings together a collection of essays which makes an important contribution to Barth interpretation. Few would dispute the fact that Karl Barth is one of the great figures of twentieth-century theology, and two decades after his death he continues to fascinate those who study the field and his own thought in the magisterial, unfinished Church Dogmatics. Yet while his impact and influence upon modern theology has been great, Barth has been subject, too, to suspicion and sometimes to fierce opposition. The contributors to this book examine and refute some of the more simplistic reasons why the thought of Karl Barth has had a somewhat limited appeal in modern English-language theology. Writing form a variety of ecclesiastical persuasions, Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican and Roman Catholic, the authors seek to demonstrate at a fundamental level the continuing important of some of Barth's major concerns. Collectively the essays constitute a positive introduction to Barth, to his place in the history of the philosophy of religion, as a constructive theologian, as a Churchman and in specific relation to the modern history of English-language theology.
Introduction ; Authority and openness in the Church / S.W. Sykes -- Karl Barth's eschatological realism / Ingolf U. Dalferth -- The triune God and the freedom of the creature / Colin E. Gunton -- Ad Limina Apostolorum in retrospect: the reaction of Karl Barth to Vatican II / Philip J. Rosato -- The reception of the theology of Karl Barth in the Anglo-Saxon world: history, typology and preospect / Richard H. Roberts
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ISBN:0511665784
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511665783