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Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty-Year Perspective

Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty-Year Perspective

by Clifford B. Anderson, Bruce L. McCormack

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Swiss theologian Karl Barth traveled to the United States only once during his long career. In 1962, newly retired, he came to visit family and to deliver a series of lectures subsequently published (by Eerdmans) as Evangelical Theology: An Introduction, which remains in print and widely read to this day.

Besides recounting some delightful and poignant biographical details about Barth’s two-month journey through the States, the authors of this book revisit central themes in Barth’s mature theology and explore the theological and ethical significance of his Evangelical Theology.

Even more, the distinguished scholars contributing to this volume assess contemporary North American theology and show how Barth’s Evangelical Theology remains as bracing, powerful, and relevant today as it was fifty years ago.
  • Contributors:
  • David W. Congdon
  • Jessica DeCou
  • Hans-Anton Drewes
  • Kevin W. Hector
  • George Hunsinger
  • Cambria Janae Kaltwasser
  • Gerald McKenny
  • Daniel L. Migliore
  • Adam Neder
  • Peter J. Paris
  • Katherine Sonderegger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467442909
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 243
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Clifford B. Anderson is curator of special collections atPrinceton Theological Seminary.
Bruce L. McCormack is Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Introduction Clifford B. Anderson 1

1 Historical Perspectives

In the Same Solitude as Fifty Years Ago Hans-Anton Drewes 15

Theology as Theanthropology: Barths Theology of Existence in Its Existentialist Context David W. Congdon 30

The First Community: Earths American Prison Tours Jessica DeCou 67

2 Doctrinal and Ethical Perspectives

Theology as an Academic Discipline: Reconciling Evangelical Theology and Theological Encyclopedia Kevin W. Hector 91

"Freed by God for God": Divine Action and Human Action in Karl Barth's Evangelical Theology and Other Late Works Gerald McKenny 119

Barth on What It Means to Be Human: A Christian Scholar Confronts the Options George Hunsinger 139

3 Barth in Dialogue with American Theologians

Veni Creator Spiritus: The Work of the Spirit in the Theologies of B. B. Warfield and Karl Barth Daniel L. Migliore 157

"Transforming Encounters": The Friendship of Karl Barth and John Mackay Cambria Janae Kaltwasser 178

The Church's Prophetic Vocation: Insights from Karl Barth and Martin Luther King Jr. Peter J. Paris 194

4 Theological Existence in America

The Theological Existence of the Pastor Katherine Sonderegger 209

"The Sun Behind the Clouds': Some Barthian Thoughts about Teaching Christian Theology Adam Neder 222

Contributors 236

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