Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner's Earlier Dialectical Theology

Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner's Earlier Dialectical Theology

by David Andrew Gilland

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Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner's Earlier Dialectical Theology by David Andrew Gilland

The Swiss Reformed Theologian Emil Brunner was one of the key figures in the early 20th century theological movement of Dialectical Theology.
In this monograph David Gilland offers an account of Bruner's earlier theology in relation to one of the central themes of the Protestant Reformation: Law and Gospel.He examines Brunner's early relationship with fellow Swiss Reformed theologian, Karl Barth and provides a detailed reading of a variety of Brunner's essays from the early to mid-1920s, centering on
Brunner's efforts to use the Law-Gospel relationship to establish a basis for Christian theology. After analyzing the influence this has on Brunner's theological method, Gilland examines Brunner's earliest text on Christology, The Mediator (1927).In light of the preceding analysis, the Fourth
Chapter provides a careful reading of Brunner's controversial polemic against
Karl Barth, Nature and Grace (1934).The monograph concludes with reflections on
Brunner's earlier theological work and his turbulent relationship with Karl
Barth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567157188
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Series: T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Andrew Gilland received a MTS from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, UK. He currently teaches at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.

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