A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth's WWI Sermons

A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth's WWI Sermons

by Karl Barth


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World War I changed Karl Barth's theology forever. In this book William Klempa presents for the first time in English thirteen sermons that offer Barth's unique view and commentary on the Great War. Barth saw the war as 'a unique time of God,' believing it to represent God's judgment on militarism. The sermons reveal a deep strain of theological wrestling with the war's meaning, as Barth comes to see the conflict as the logical outcome of all human attempts to create God in our own image. As it demonstrates a decisive shift in Barth's early theology, this volume is essential for anyone who wishes to understand the twentieth century's greatest theologian.

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ISBN-13: 9780664262662
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Karl Barth (1886-1968) was Professor of Theology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. One of the greatest theologians and preachers of the twentieth century, he is best known for his monumental systematic theology, Church Dogmatics.

William Klempa is Principal Emeritus of the Presbyterian College, Montreal, and Adjunct Professor in McGill University's Faculty of Religious Studies. In 1998, he served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He is the author or editor of several works, including Exploring the Faith: Essays in the History and Theology of the Reformed Tradition.

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