In this concise presentation of evangelical theology the theology that first received expression in the New Testament writings and was later rediscovered by the ReformationBarth discusses the place of theology, theological existence, the threat to theology, and theological work.
|Publisher:||Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
(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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Evangelical Theology: An Introduction based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An excellent introduction to Karl Barth. This book is from a series of lecture he gave at Chicago in the United States. It is his observation or review of what his theological work, along with his contemporaries, was all about. It is not an easy read, but it is very accessible for being written by someone who's first language is not English. Barth talks about what theology should be, and how it should fit into the modern world that he lives in. It is great views of how he interacts with, others who came before him, worked with him, and are following him. Really a great read for any serious seminary student.
Here's my first encounter with Karl Barth: I was asked to present a three minute profile of the man to my class in Bible College. I went to the library's theological dictionary, thinking to find a one or two column profile I could regurgitate in class. It was then that I knew I was out of my league.Since then I've always wanted to read him. He's touted (for good reason) as one of if not the most influential theologian of the twentieth century. Still, every time I think about buying his Church Dogmatics, I get a nervous flutter in my stomach. 9,000 pages is a serious commitment. Enter: Evangelical Theology.Near the end of his career, Karl Barth toured the United States and offered a series of seventeen lectures on what constitutes true Evangelical Theology. This book is the text of those lectures. It provided me with a good grasp of the way he thinks without having to wade through the details of theological battles fought in the mid-1900s.Barth is everything I hoped he would be. His passion shines through on every page. His writing is full of pithy quotable sentences worth spending time thinking about. Most of all, he views theology as a high calling¿an important science.For years I've encouraged anyone entering theological study to read Hulmut Thielike's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians. I now have two books to recommend.