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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth
A New Conversation

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ISBN 9781032073071
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

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 great ecumenical potential, finding fundamental agreement between two of the most important figures in the Reformed and Roman Catholic traditions. It also contributes to contemporary theology by demonstrating the fruitfulness of exchanging metaphysical vocabularies for normative. Specifically, it shows how an account of God’s mercy and justice can resolve theological debates most assume require metaphysical speculation.

Table of Contents


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Introduction: Changing the Conversation between Thomas and Barth

1 Justice and Mercy, Human and Divine

2 The Humanity of God and the God-World Relation

3 God’s Lordship over Creation

4 The Old Law’s Preparation for Christ

5 God’s Mercy and Justice in New Law and Salvation

Conclusion: A Continuing Conversation

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Jeffrey Skaff has a PhD in Systematic Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, USA.