Karl Barth's Reflections on the Life of Faith

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232396

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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This collection of short passages from the writings of Karl Barth reflects on the life of Christian faith. Each passage is related to a verse of Scripture, making this an ideal book for daily devotional reading and a variety of other occasions.

Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology

Author: Christian T. Collins Winn,John L Drury,John L. Drury

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 022790639X

Category: Religion

Page: 317

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The theology of Karl Barth has often been a productive dialogue partner for evangelical theology, but for too long the dialogue has been dominated by questions of orthodoxy. Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology contributes to the conversation through a creative reconfiguration of both partners in the conversation, neither of whom can be rightly understood as preservers of Protestant orthodoxy. Rather, American evangelicalism is identified with the revivalist forms of Protestantism that arose in the post-Reformation era, while Barth is revisited as a theologian attuned both to divine and human agency. In the ensuing conversation, questions of orthodoxy are not eliminated but subordinated to a concern for the life of God and God’s people. By offering an alternative to the dominant constraints, this book opens up new avenues for fruitful conversation on Barth and the future of evangelical theology.

Theology as a Way of Life

On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith

Author: Adam Neder

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781540962454


Page: 144

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Explores the joys and inherent risks of teaching the Christian faith, providing a wealth of fresh theological insights for teachers, pastors, and Christian educators.

Karl Barth on the Christian Life

The Practical Knowledge of God

Author: Joseph L. Mangina

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 225

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This book examines a little-known facet of Karl Barth's theology: his account of the practical or self-involving character of faith. Joseph L. Mangina helps to dispel the myth of Barth as an enemy of the human subject by guiding the reader through key texts from the Church Dogmatics. Examining such themes as religious experience, sin, emotion, and moral agency, Mangina shows that Barth is not merely a skilled dogmatic theologian, but a thoughtful and sensitive interpreter of the Christian life.

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

An Unofficial Catholic-Protestant Dialogue

Author: Bruce L. McCormack,Thomas Joseph White

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802869769

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth are often taken to be two of the greatest theologians in the Christian tradition. This book undertakes a systematic comparison of them through the lens of five key topics: (1) the being of God, (2) Trinity, (3) Christology, (4) grace and justification, and (5) covenant and law. Under each of these headings, a Catholic portrait of Aquinas is presented in comparison with a Protestant portrait of Barth, with the theological places of convergence and contrast highlighted. This volume combines a deep commitment to systematic theology with an equally profound commitment to mutual engagement. Understood rightly and well, Aquinas and Barth contribute powerfully to the future of theology and to an ecumenism that takes doctrinal confession seriously while at the same time seeking unity among Christians. Contributors: John R. Bowlin Holly Taylor Coolman Robert W. Jenson Keith L. Johnson Guy Mansini, O.S.B. Amy Marga Bruce L. McCormack Richard Schenk, O.P. Joseph P. Wawrykow Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Karl Barth

His Life from Letters and Autobiographical Texts

Author: Eberhard Busch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597521698

Category: Religion

Page: 590

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'Karl Barth' is an unparalleled accomplishment. An authentic church father of the Post-Reformation era, the Basel professor's contributions to theology, the life of the church, and the world of culture and politics have been frequently noted. This work, however, presents extraordinary new information and insight based on his own correspondence and notes. What one finds in this work is Barth's own running commentary on events and people - from 1886 to 1968. Everything is depicted from his perspective and chiefly in his own words, and this is precisely what makes the volume so fascinating and valuable. The brilliance, wit, and humanity of Barth shine through everywhere as he is seen as son, brother, student, editor, friend, pastor, husband, father, soldier, teacher, theologian, church leader, political critic, polemicist, ecumenist, author, preacher, music lover, senior citizen. The gigantic theologian is here, but - even more - the man shines through. An abundance of pictures accompanies the text - most of them to be seen for the first time. The contents of this book are new and of utmost interest and importance. Readers not familiar with the accomplishment of Karl Barth will learn to know both the man and his thought. Specialists will for the first time discern the figure behind the intellect. All who propose to understand the story of the twentieth century will be illumined by this book.

The God of the Gospel

Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

Author: Scott R. Swain

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839046

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Scott R. Swain provides what might be the definitive critical reading of Robert Jenson's trinitarian theology from an evangelical perspective. Setting Jenson within the larger story of the twentieth century trinitarian revival, Swain proposes constructive pathways back to a classical understanding of the Trinity.

The Pastoral Nature of Theology

An Upholding Presence

Author: R. John Elford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0264674901

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Classifying pastoral care as an applied theology suggests that it stems from a separate and pure theology. In this new volume, R. John Elford contends that pastoral concerns and actions are not products of theology, but in fact are the catalysts that prompt and necessitate it. Elford offers a detailed critical analysis of the relationship between theology and pastoral care and compares how different faith traditions understand the pastoral. He traces how shifting historical circumstances and perceptions of pastoral need spurred changes in theological understanding, and he asserts the need for these traditions to be in conversation with modern culture. In closing, The Pastoral Nature of Theology considers the role of morality in pastoral care and how contemporary issues often bring about profound theological problems.

Karl Barth and Christian Ethics

Living in Truth

Author: Professor William Werpehowski

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240050X

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This critical study of Karl Barth's Christian theological ethics discusses Barth's controversial and characteristically misunderstood ethics of divine command. The surprising relation of his 'divine command ethics' to contemporary 'narrative theology' and 'virtue ethics' and specific moral themes concerning bonds between parents and children, the nature of truth telling, and the meaning of Christian love of God and neighbor are all discussed. This book reveals Barth's richness, depth, and insight, and places his work in constructive connection with salient themes in both Catholic and Protestant ethics. Attentive to the fullness of Barth's Christological vision and to the purposes and limits of his reflections on the Christian life in pursuit of the good, William Werpehowski also advances conversations in Christian ethics about the nature of practical deliberation and decision, the orientation and dispositions that embody moral faithfulness, and the question and features of 'natural morality.'

Breakfast with Barth

Author: Donald K. Mckim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532650956

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Breakfast with Barth: Daily Devotions provides extracts from the writings of theologian Karl Barth. The short devotion that follows explains the meaning of Barth's quotation in light of his overall writings. It also explores the meanings of Barth's thought for contemporary Christian living. The goal is to introduce readers to Barth's theology so it can be readily understood and also to see ways Barth's theological insights--expressed in the initial quotation--can shape our beliefs and help us live the life of Christian faith in today's world. ""Breakfast, as we know, is the most important meal of the day. And Karl Barth is widely regarded as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century. Put them together, as Donald McKim has done, and what you get is the spiritual breakfast of champions. Have a hearty breakfast with Barth before you do anything. It's sure to build a strong body of Christ in innumerable ways."" --George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Donald McKim has produced a beautiful little book that makes Barth accessible to readers of any variety. He presents devotions on texts from Barth that foster not only further thought but aim toward wisdom and edification. In this, McKim has rightly discerned that Barth is read best when he is read in and for the church and for Christians who seek to follow Christ's way."" --Kimlyn J. Bender, George W. Truett Theological Seminary ""Adding to his engaging series of devotional readings of major theologians, Don McKim offers fresh and accessible reflections and meditations on eighty-four bite-size quotations from the writings of Karl Barth. McKim's reflections are substantial enough to invite moments of serious contemplation and brief enough to whet the appetite for more. Whether read consecutively or selected according to the reader's interests at the moment, Barth's abiding insights into the depth and breadth of Christian faith and life are clearly presented."" --Daniel L. Migliore, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Karl Barth's theology is inspiring, but the complexity of his work can be a barrier for many in the church. Don McKim's Breakfast with Barth warmly opens the door to the world of Barth's theology, offering joyful meditations on brief excerpts from his writings. McKim's clear and passionate reflections illuminate the way Barth's ideas relate to one another and urge readers to consider the relevance of his theology for Christian faith and witness today."" --Angela Dienhart Hancock, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Donald K. McKim is a former seminary Academic Dean, Professor of Theology, and editor for Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. He has also served as a pastor. Dr. McKim is the author and editor of a number of books, many focusing on the Reformed theological tradition. He has written books of Daily Devotions based on theologians such as Calvin, Luther, and Bonhoeffer. He is an Honorably Retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).