Anyone exploring a new territory knows the benefit of an experienced guide. A guide can make the difference between tiresome drudgery and a life-changing adventure. This is as true for exploring new thinkers and books as it is for places.
If ever a theologian required a guide, it would be Karl Barth. His many writings have secured his place as the most significant theologian of the twentieth century. The massive Church Dogmatics alone spans over eight thousand pages and six million words. David Guretzki has been reading and teaching Barth for decades, and he has gathered numerous hints and notes along the way for how best to explore the writings of the Swiss theologian.
Inside, you will find:
frequently asked questionsa glossary of key concepts and personsa tour guide to Barth's early writingstips on how to write a paper on Bartha guided tour to the Church Dogmatics
Whether you are a first-time reader or a seasoned student, An Explorer's Guide to Karl Barth will give you the tools and tips to get the most out of your experience. Enjoy the journey!
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About the Author
David Guretzki (PhD, McGill University) is professor of theology, church, and public life at Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also a coauthor of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms.
Table of Contents
PrefacePart I: Getting to Know Karl Barth
1. Why Karl Barth?
2. Karl Barth: Who Was He?
3. Frequently Asked Questions About Karl Barth
4. Glossary of Concepts and People
5. A Theological Pilgrimage: A Ten-Stop Pre-CD Tour of Barth's TheologyPart II: Exploring the Church Dogmatics
6. A Primer on Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics
7. A User's Guide to the Church Dogmatics
8. A Guided Tour of the Church Dogmatics
9. For Further Exploration
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