Barth Studies

Barth Studies

Series Editors:

The work of Barth is central to the history of modern western theology and remains a major voice in contemporary constructive theology. His writings have been the subject of intensive scrutiny and re-evaluation over the past two decades, notably on the part of English-language Barth scholars who have often been at the forefront of fresh interpretation and creative appropriation of his theology. Study of Barth, both by graduate students and by established scholars, is a significant enterprise; literature on him and conferences devoted to his work abound; the Karl Barth Archive in Switzerland and the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton give institutional profile to these interests. Barth's work is also considered by many to be a significant resource for the intellectual life of the churches.

Drawing from the wide pool of Barth scholarship, and including translations of Barth's works, this series aims to function as a means by which writing on Barth, of the highest scholarly calibre, can find publication. The series builds upon and furthers the interest in Barth's work in the theological academy and the church.

  • Karl Barth and the Prophetic Office of Jesus Christ: The Lord as Vivit!, Regnat!, Triumphat! book cover

    Karl Barth and the Prophetic Office of Jesus Christ

    The Lord as Vivit!, Regnat!, Triumphat!

    By Greg Robertson

    This books both redresses a lacuna in Barth scholarship and offers an analysis of a christological theme with growing ecumenical consensus. Previous studies of Barth's Christology have failed to provide adequate analysis of the prophetic office. Through attention to Barth's construction of Jesus'…

    Hardback – 2017-10-15 
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  • The Ascension in Karl Barth book cover

    The Ascension in Karl Barth

    By Andrew Burgess

    This book explores the doctrine of ascension, and Barth's ascension thought in particular. First, it examines the doctrine of Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, presenting a sustained discussion of Karl Barth's approach to this doctrine and the significance of the doctrine within his theology as…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
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  • Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth's Ethics book cover

    Ethics in Crisis

    Interpreting Barth's Ethics

    By David Clough

    Ethics in Crisis offers a constructive proposal for the shape of contemporary Christian ethics drawing on a new and persuasive interpretation of the ethics of Karl Barth. David Clough argues that Karl Barth’s ethical thought remained defined by the theology of crisis that he set out in his 1922…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth book cover

    Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

    By John Yocum

    Karl Barth is widely considered the greatest theologian of the Twentieth Century, exerting a major influence in almost every area of theological thought in both Reformation and Roman Catholic traditions. Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth deals with one of the most important and controversial…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy book cover

    Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

    By Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer

    Throughout his magnum opus, Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth converses with the great theologians of post-reformation orthodoxy, quoting from works in his private collection. When Barth became Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology at the University of Göttingen in 1921, his knowledge of the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Barth, Israel, and Jesus: Karl Barth's Theology of Israel book cover

    Barth, Israel, and Jesus

    Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

    By Mark R. Lindsay

    The attitude of Karl Barth to Israel and the Jews has long been the subject of heated controversy amongst historians and theologians. The question that has so far predominated in the debate has been Barth's attitude, both theologically and practically, towards the Jews during the period of the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • The Resurrection in Karl Barth book cover

    The Resurrection in Karl Barth

    By R. Dale Dawson

    Karl Barth repeatedly spoke of the centrality and unparalleled significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for his theological understanding, yet a clear grasp of its nature and scope in Barth continues to find little expression in scholarly literature. This book seeks to draw out the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology book cover

    Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology

    By Kimlyn J. Bender

    Many of Barth's theological themes, such as revelation and election, have received numerous scholarly examinations, whilst Barth's doctrine of the church has been largely ignored. Yet, Barth entitled his massive systematic theological opus the Church Dogmatics, and the church was a central element…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Ethics with Barth: God, Metaphysics and Morals book cover

    Ethics with Barth: God, Metaphysics and Morals

    By Matthew Rose

    Although interest in the theology of Karl Barth is greater today than at any time since his death, Barth's moral thought continues to be widely misunderstood. This groundbreaking study of the twentieth-century's most important Christian thinker offers the first treatment of Barth's ethics from a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery book cover

    Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth

    A Sign of Mystery

    By Dustin Resch

    The doctrine of the virgin birth is intricately woven within the texture of the liturgy, theology and piety of all branches of the Christian Church. In spite of its enduring influence, the doctrine has been dogged by criticism, particularly in the modern era. By the 20th century, the teaching of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Karl Barth on the Filioque book cover

    Karl Barth on the Filioque

    By David Guretzki

    Despite the burgeoning literature on Karl Barth, his doctrine of the Holy Spirit continues to be under-appreciated by his friends and critics alike. Yet, while Barth's commitment to the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son (Filioque) is well-known, many scholars…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel: Barth's Theological Exegesis of Isaiah book cover

    Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel

    Barth's Theological Exegesis of Isaiah

    By Mark S. Gignilliat

    Today’s biblical scholars and dogmaticians are giving a significant amount of attention to the topic of theological exegesis. A resource turned to for guidance and insight in this discussion is the history of interpretation, and Karl Barth’s voice registers loudly as a helpful model for engaging…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • Karl Barth and Christian Ethics: Living in Truth book cover

    Karl Barth and Christian Ethics

    Living in Truth

    By William Werpehowski

    This critical study of Karl Barth's Christian theological ethics discusses Barth's controversial and characteristically misunderstood ethics of divine command. The surprising relation of his 'divine command ethics' to contemporary 'narrative theology' and 'virtue ethics' and specific moral themes…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • Barth's Theology of Interpretation book cover

    Barth's Theology of Interpretation

    By Donald Wood

    Through his single-minded insistence on the priority of the Bible in the life of the church, Karl Barth (1886-1968) decisively shaped the course of twentieth-century Christian theology. Drawing on both familiar texts and recently published archival material, Barth's Theology of Interpretation sheds…

    Hardback – 2007-08-28
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  • Conversing with Barth book cover

    Conversing with Barth

    By John C. McDowell, Mike Higton

    Karl Barth addressed all the major themes of dogmatic theology, and in so doing made his own distinctive contribution to each of the ongoing conversations that constitute that theology. This book presents important new 'conversations with Barth' by leading contemporary theologians and Barth…

    Paperback – 2004-12-21
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  • Barth on the Descent into Hell: God, Atonement and the Christian Life book cover

    Barth on the Descent into Hell

    God, Atonement and the Christian Life

    By David Lauber

    The Christian confession that Jesus Christ descended into hell has been variously misunderstood or simply neglected by the Church and dogmatic theology. This work is a significant retort to dogmatic forgetfulness and ecclesial misunderstanding. It succeeds in doing so by offering a close reading…

    Hardback – 2004-03-28
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