Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison

Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison

by Matthias Gockel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199203229

ISBN-13: 9780199203222

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The first detailed comparison between the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and the early dialectical theology of Karl Barth. Matthias Gockel shows that the doctrine of election in Barth's early theology bears a remarkable resemblance to the position of Schleiermacher. He challenges the conventional wisdom that these two positions - or 'liberal theology' and

Overview

The first detailed comparison between the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and the early dialectical theology of Karl Barth. Matthias Gockel shows that the doctrine of election in Barth's early theology bears a remarkable resemblance to the position of Schleiermacher. He challenges the conventional wisdom that these two positions - or 'liberal theology' and 'dialectical theology' - stand in irreconcilable opposition. Barth articulates a fresh assessment of the doctrine not only in Church Dogmatics II/2, but in the second edition of his Epistle to the Romans and in his first series of lectures on Systematic Theology, the so-called Göttingen Dogmatics. Hence, a resemblance between Schleiermacher and Barth is already discernible in Barth's early theology - at a time when he was writing his most virulent criticisms of Schleiermacher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203222
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Probing the Tradition: Schleiermacher's Revision of the Doctrine in his Essay onElection
2. A Universal Predestination to Salvation in Christ: The Doctrine of Election in 'The Christian Faith'
3. From Reprobation to Election: Barth's Revision of the Doctrine of Election in his Second 'Commentary on Romans'
4. To Believe or not to Believe: The Doctrine of Election in the 'Gottingen Dogmatics'
5. Barth's Christological Revolution
Conclusion

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