The Essential Karl Barth

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Essential Karl Barth
  • Keith L Johnson
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9781540960733

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The Essential Karl Barth Karl Barth Is One Of The Most Influential Theologians Of The 20th Century His Work Is Considered Essential Reading For Nearly Every Student Of Theology Reading Barth S Theology Poses A Challenge, However, Because Of The Sheer Size Of His Corpus, The Complexity Of His Claims, And The Distance Between His Context And The Context Of His Readers In This Accessible Introduction, A Respected Scholar In Barthian Studies Offers A One Stop Resource On Barth S Thought, Providing A Selection Of His Most Important Writings, Critical Commentary, And Detailed Introductory And Concluding Chapters.

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12 thoughts on “The Essential Karl Barth

  1. Chris MacLeavy says:

    Johnson s scholarship of Barth s work is accessible which is impressive given the subject matter He provides not only an interesting overview of Barth s life and legacy, but a valuable resource part 2 in his summaries of the main areas of theology that formed Barth s life s work, Church Dogmatics Part of what makes The Essential Karl Barth simultaneously stimulating, entertaining, and educational is the frequent insertion of Barth s correspondence with others, his lecture notes, or other chosen writings In these, we see Barth s brilliance, but also his dry wit and deep desire to have people to see God as revealed to humanity in Jesus Christ Johnson has done an exceptional job of distilling a difficult read if you ve ever attempted to read a volume of Church Dogmatics cover to cover, you ll know and presenting Barth as a real person who has true theological flourish but also is not without human flaws This book is a v...

  2. Joel Mitchell says:

    I m not quite sure how to rate this book As a detailed introduction to Karl Barth s theology, it is superb However, I find parts of Karl Barth s theology itself problematic e.g the Bible becomes a means of God personally revealing himself to us but is not itself revelation, the vague answers on the origin nature of evil and possibility of universalism, taking as a starting point God as wholly other who cannot be known through any creaturely means, etc I have neither the desire nor skill to engage in a detailed critique of Barth s theology, but suffice it to say that an overall positive rating on this book is by no means an endorsement of his theology.That said, I think that you can learn about someone s views on life, the universe, and everything by reading their writings rather than by reading someone else s criticism of their writings The format of this book allows you to dip into significant excerpts from Barth s massive body of writings and see how his theology grew and changed over time as well as how it led him to interact with German poli...