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Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century: Its Background and History
     

Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century: Its Background and History

by Karl Barth
 

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Introduction by Colin E. Gunton

Interest in Karl Barth is running at unprecedented levels in the English-speaking world, and it is high time that his excellent survey of formative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Protestant thinkers be made available again to theological students and general readers.

Featuring an extensive introduction by Colin E. Gunton

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Introduction by Colin E. Gunton

Interest in Karl Barth is running at unprecedented levels in the English-speaking world, and it is high time that his excellent survey of formative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Protestant thinkers be made available again to theological students and general readers.

Featuring an extensive introduction by Colin E. Gunton that recontextualizes and reintroduces Barth's work for a new generation, this book provides a superb review of the shapers of modern Protestant thought and practice. Barth offers insightful readings of all the most significant figures of the modern period — Rousseau, Lessing, Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher, Feuerbach, Ritschl, and others — as well as several lesser-known thinkers. Also included here are Barth's preface to the original 1946 German edition and a translation of his hard-to-find essay "On the Task of a History of Modern Protestant Theology."

In addition to providing insight into some of the church's seminal theologians, this volume offers an excellent look at Barth himself. In capturing Barth's personal views on doctrine, the church, and intellectual history, the book also provides valuable background reading for those studying Barth's own theology.

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<:st>Previous editions are cited in .Barth (d. 1968, formerly dogmatic theology, U. of Basel, Switzerland) saw this monumental work as incomplete. Yet it offers a substantial treatment of the history of theology and philosophy in German-speaking countries in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first half of the book is devoted to "background" with major sections on Rousseau, Lessing, Kant, Herder, Novalis, and Hegel. The remainder of the book considers 19th-century Protestant thinkers, beginning with Schleiermacher. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802860781
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
New
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.41(d)

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(1886–1968) Karl Barth was professor of dogmatictheology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He isconsidered by some to be the greatest Protestant theologianof the twentieth century and possibly the greatest sincethe Reformation. Among his most famous works are ChurchDogmatics and The Epistle to the Romans.

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