Karl Barth's Anthropology In Light Of Modern Thought

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This engaging book explores Karl Barth's view of human beings, finding in the thought of this monumental Christian thinker new possibilities for dialogue between religion and modern science.

Covering all of Barth's writings, Daniel Price clearly pieces together Barth's anthropology, showing that Barth based his view of persons on his understanding of the Trinity. Rather than stressing bodily and soulish substances or innately endowed faculties, Barth emphasized that people are ...

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Overview

This engaging book explores Karl Barth's view of human beings, finding in the thought of this monumental Christian thinker new possibilities for dialogue between religion and modern science.

Covering all of Barth's writings, Daniel Price clearly pieces together Barth's anthropology, showing that Barth based his view of persons on his understanding of the Trinity. Rather than stressing bodily and soulish substances or innately endowed faculties, Barth emphasized that people are composed of certain vital relations -- to God, to self, and to others. With Barth's theology firmly in hand, Price argues that Barth's dynamic anthropology bears certain intriguing analogies to modern object relations psychology. Price uses these analogies in turn to demonstrate that Barth's theology is not alien or hostile to modern science, as many people suppose; instead, his thought actually opens up the potential for increased dialogue between theology and the human sciences.

This volume will be of value to anyone interested in Barth's thought, Christian anthropology, or the relation of science and faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802847263
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/7/2002
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

With a Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen, he is pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, California.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Christian Anthropology in a Modern Age 1
2 Enlightenment: Humankind at the Center 31
3 Humankind at the Center in Post-Enlightenment Theology 61
4 The Core of Barth's Theological Anthropology 97
5 The Human Being in Object Relations Psychology: Empirical Evidence for a Relational Psychology 165
6 A Comparison of the Anthropologies Contained in Barth and Object Relations Psychology 229
Bibliography of Works Cited 309
Index 319
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