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Reading Karl Barth for the Church: A Guide and Companion

Reading Karl Barth for the Church: A Guide and Companion

by Kimlyn J. Bender


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Leading Barth interpreter Kimlyn Bender provides an introduction to the essence of Barth's theology, emphasizing themes that speak to the concerns of the church, the pastorate, and Christian ministry. This book serves as a companion to the first volume of Barth's Church Dogmatics, offering straightforward help for reading and understanding that work in its entirety as well as developing the skills necessary to read more of Barth's writings. Reading schedules (for both the first volume and the complete Church Dogmatics) and discussion questions for individuals and groups are included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097584
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kimlyn J. Bender (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), an ordained Baptist minister, is professor of Christian theology at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He is the author of Confessing Christ for Church and World and Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology and coeditor of Theology as Conversation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Dogmatics as a Theological Discipline of the Church (CD §§1-2)
3. Church Proclamation and Dogmatics (CD §3)
4. The Threefold Form of the Word of God (CD §4)
5. The Nature and Knowability of the Word of God (CD §§5-7)
6. The Triune God (CD §§8-12)
7. The Incarnation of the Word (CD §§13-15)
8. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (CD §§16-18)
9. Holy Scripture (CD §§19-21)
10. Church Proclamation and Dogmatics Revisited (CD §§22-24)
Conclusion and Commencement

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