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Barth Studies


About the Series

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.

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Karl Barth's Analogy of Beauty Its Basis and Implications for Theological Aesthetics

Karl Barth's Analogy of Beauty: Its Basis and Implications for Theological Aesthetics

1st Edition

By Andrew Dunstan
December 31, 2021

This book provides the first comprehensive examination of Karl Barth’s view of beauty. For over fifty years, scholars have assumed Barth recovered traditional belief in God’s beauty but refused to entertain any relationship between this and more familiar natural and artistic beauties. Hans Urs von ...

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth A New Conversation

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: A New Conversation

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Skaff
December 31, 2021

This book argues for substantial and pervasive convergence between Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth with regards to God’s relation to history and to the Christocentric orientation of that history. In short, it contends that Thomas can affirm what Barth calls "the humanity of God." The argument has ...

Conversing with Barth

Conversing with Barth

1st Edition

By John C. McDowell, Mike Higton
December 28, 2004

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 ...

Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace Variations on a Theme of Augustine

Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace: Variations on a Theme of Augustine

1st Edition

By Shao Kai Tseng
December 04, 2018

In recent Barth studies it has been argued that a key to understanding the theologian’s opposition to natural theology is his rejection of substantialist ontology. While this is true to an extent, this book argues that it is a mistake to see Barth’s ‘actualistic ontology’ as diametrically opposed ...

Barth on the Descent into Hell God, Atonement and the Christian Life

Barth on the Descent into Hell: God, Atonement and the Christian Life

1st Edition

By David Lauber
October 27, 2017

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 ...

Barth's Theology of Interpretation

Barth's Theology of Interpretation

1st Edition

By Donald Wood
October 06, 2017

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...

The Ascension in Karl Barth

The Ascension in Karl Barth

1st Edition

By Andrew Burgess
May 16, 2017

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...

Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

1st Edition

By John Yocum
March 29, 2017

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 ...

The Resurrection in Karl Barth

The Resurrection in Karl Barth

1st Edition

By R. Dale Dawson
February 27, 2017

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 ...

Ethics in Crisis Interpreting Barth's Ethics

Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth's Ethics

1st Edition

By David Clough
March 29, 2017

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 ...

Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

1st Edition

By Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer
March 29, 2017

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 ...

Barth, Israel, and Jesus Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

Barth, Israel, and Jesus: Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

1st Edition

By Mark R. Lindsay
March 06, 2017

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 ...

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