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Karl Barth's Reflections on the Life of Faith

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232396

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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This collection of short passages from the writings of Karl Barth reflects on the life of Christian faith. Each passage is related to a verse of Scripture, making this an ideal book for daily devotional reading and a variety of other occasions.
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Wrestling with Doubt

Theological Reflections on the Journey of Faith

Author: Frank D. Rees

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814625903

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Rees provides a theological analysis of doubts as a constructive element within the Christian experience of faith. He considers three theological frameworks, each of which offers an interpretation of doubt, and two life-story theologies that deal with faith and doubt.
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Evangelical Theology

An Introduction

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802818195

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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Centered on the God of the gospel, Barth's theology stresses continuity and unity, and examines the concepts of existence, faith, and reason
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Dogmatics in Outline

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006130056X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of work which he left behind, the multi volume Church Dogmatics, can seem daunting and formidable to readers today. Fortunately his Dogmatics in Outline first published in English in 1949, contains in brilliantly concentrated form even in shorthand, the essential tenets of his thinking. Built around the assertions made in the Apostles Creed the book consists of a series of reflections on the foundation stones of Christian doctrine. Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany in 1946, it has an urgency and a compassion which lend the text a powerful simplicity. Despite its brevity the book makes a tremendous impact, which in this new edition will now be felt by a fresh generation of readers.
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God Here and Now

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134408137

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Karl Barth was, without doubt, one of the most significant religious thinkers of modern times. His radical affirmation of the revealed truth of Christianity changed the course of Christian theology in the twentieth century and is a source of inspiration for countless believers. Pope Pius XII declared that there had been nothing like Karl Barth's later thought since Thomas Aquinas. God Here and Now offers a succinct and accessible overview of that thought. In it, Barth outlines his position on the fundamental tenets of Christian belief, from the decision of faith to the authority of the Bible, and from the interpretation of grace to the significance of Jesus Christ. In this way Barth challenges each and every reader to discover what it means to encounter God, here and now.
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The Resurrection in Karl Barth

Author: Robert Dale Dawson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655558

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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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 theological substance and systematic implications of Barth's thinking on this theme. Barth's mature understanding of the resurrection concentrates upon the transition from the objective achievement of reconciliation culminating in the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ to its subjective appropriation in the life of the believer, all within a thoroughly christological context. The resurrection may be described as the way of the crucified Lord to others, and is, for Barth, the essential and efficient link between christology proper and the extension of Christ's saving work to others.
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Holiness

Author: John Webster

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822154

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Integrating biblical studies, theology, and practical application, John Webster provides a thoroughgoing trinitarian understanding of God's holiness with highly relevant results. According to Webster, God's holiness is known not in his simple transcendence but in his gracious and free relationship to his people. Such holiness finds an echo in the holiness of the Christian community, especially in worship and witness, and in the life of the individual disciple. Profound yet readily accessible to a wide range of readers, Webster's Holiness offers an ideal entry into reflection on the Christian God.
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Karl Barth

Theologian of Christian Witness

Author: Joseph L. Mangina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351924370

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The thought of Karl Barth (1886-1968) has undergone a remarkable renewal of interest in the past twenty years. Joseph Mangina's Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness offers a concise, accessible guide to this important Christian thinker. Uniquely among introductions to Barth, it also highlights his significance for Christian ecumenism. The first chapter describes Barth's extraordinary life, from his youthful break with liberalism during the First World War, to his mature theology in the Church Dogmatics. Subsequent chapters offer a detailed reading of this magisterial work, and place Barth in dialogue with five contemporary thinkers: George Lindbeck on revelation, Michael Wyschogrod on election, Stanley Hauerwas on creation, Robert Jenson on reconciliation, and Henri de Lubac on the church. These ecumenical conversations not only set Barth's thinking in greater relief, but serve to demonstrate its continuing theological fruitfulness. The book concludes by examining Barth's wider significance for the church in our time.
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Disruptive Grace

Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth

Author: George Hunsinger

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849403

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Among the studies of Karl Barth's thought, no other work covers, as this one does, the areas of political, doctrinal, and ecumenical theology in single compass. Written by a leading Barth scholar, Disruptive Grace provides scholars, teachers, and students with a discussion of topics vital for a full understanding of the great Swiss pastor and theologian.Part 1 relates Barth to contemporary issues of social justice, war, and peace. Part 2 covers christology, pneumatology, the Trinity, scriptural interpretation, and the question of universal salvation. Part 3 discusses the Reformed tradition as Barth understood it in relation to Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, modern liberalism, evangelical consevatism, and the postliberal theology of the contemporary Yale school. The book concludes with a meditation on the saving significance of Jesus' death, a theme that runs throughout the book.
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Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology

Author: Christian T. Collins Winn,John L. Drury

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608996824

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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The theology of Karl Barth has been a productive dialogue partner for evangelical theology. For too long, however, the dialogue has been dominated by questions of orthodoxy. The present volume seeks to contribute to the conversation through a creative reconfiguration of both partners in the conversation, neither of whom can be rightly understood as preservers of Protestant Orthodoxy. Rather, American evangelicalism is identified with the revivalist forms of Protestantism that arose in the post-Reformation era, while Barth is revisited as a theologian attuned both to divine and human agency. In the ensuing conversation questions of orthodoxy are not eliminated, but subordinated to a concern for the life of God and God's people. This volume brings together seasoned Barth scholars, evangelical theologians, and some younger voices, united by a common desire to rethink both Karl Barth and evangelical theology. By offering an alternative to the dominant constraints, the book opens up new avenues for fruitful conversation on Barth and the future of evangelical theology.
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A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Daily Meditations from His Letters, Writings, and Sermons

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060884088

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian life has been enormous. His passionate, theology-based opposition to Nazism made him a leader, along with Karl Barth, in Germany's Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer is embraced by both liberal and conservative Christians, and the integrity of his faith and life have led believers everywhere to recognize him as the one theologian of his time to lead future generations of Christians into the new millennium. His writings are a treasure of spiritual wisdom, social con-science, pastoral care, and theological insights that are an inspiration to us all, no matter what challenges we face. A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer showcases his writings, letters, and sermons in a daily devotional format, encouraging and deepening readers' reflections and meditations. With a foreword by Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics, A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer will take readers on a 365-day journey of understanding with this deeply spiritual man.
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Wrestling with Doubt

Theological Reflections on the Journey of Faith

Author: Frank D. Rees

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814625903

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Rees provides a theological analysis of doubts as a constructive element within the Christian experience of faith. He considers three theological frameworks, each of which offers an interpretation of doubt, and two life-story theologies that deal with faith and doubt.
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Risks of Faith

The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807009512

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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A revolutionary new book traces the origins and history of black theology from slavery through Malcolm X and the present. Original.
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Encountering God

Christian Faith in Turbulent Times

Author: Andrew Purves,Charles Partee

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222420

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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Purves and Partee discuss theology's relevance to personal life and Christian faith from an evangelical perspective and through the lens of the Reformed tradition. "Encountering God" focuses on basic issues of Christian faith as they are filtered through contemporary experience: the merits of doctrine, God, Jesus, faith, justification, sanctification, salvation, sin, predestination, lamentation, hope and joy.
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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

An Unofficial Catholic-Protestant Dialogue

Author: Bruce L. McCormack,Thomas Joseph White

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802869769

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth are often taken to be two of the greatest theologians in the Christian tradition. This book undertakes a systematic comparison of them through the lens of five key topics: (1) the being of God, (2) Trinity, (3) Christology, (4) grace and justification, and (5) covenant and law. Under each of these headings, a Catholic portrait of Aquinas is presented in comparison with a Protestant portrait of Barth, with the theological places of convergence and contrast highlighted. This volume combines a deep commitment to systematic theology with an equally profound commitment to mutual engagement. Understood rightly and well, Aquinas and Barth contribute powerfully to the future of theology and to an ecumenism that takes doctrinal confession seriously while at the same time seeking unity among Christians. Contributors: John R. Bowlin Holly Taylor Coolman Robert W. Jenson Keith L. Johnson Guy Mansini, O.S.B. Amy Marga Bruce L. McCormack Richard Schenk, O.P. Joseph P. Wawrykow Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
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Theologians on Scripture

Author: Angus Paddison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567464962

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The movement that is known as 'theological interpretation of Scripture' reminds us that the reading and exegesis of Scripture is an indispensable part of the theologian's work, not to be reserved to biblical scholars alone. This insight that the reading of Scripture is a theological responsibility is always at risk of being eclipsed by the modern disciplinary divisions between biblical studies, historical theology, and systematic theology. Intended as a contribution to the theological re-engagement with Scripture, this book invites a range of high-profile systematic and constructive theologians to reflect on the role that the reading and interpretation of Scripture plays in their theological work, both professionally and more personally. Spanning a cross-section of theological perspectives contributors reflect on the role of tradition in their reading of Scripture, the company they view as indispensable in their engagement with the text, the place of historical critical study and biblical studies, and the significance of their context. The book will be valued by all those who care for the place of Scripture in theology and the life of the church, as well as those who want an insight into the state of contemporary theology.
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Theology Today

Reflections on the Bible and Contemporary Life

Author: Patrick D. Miller

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664229924

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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In this collection of his essays from the popular and respected journal Theology Today, longtime editor Patrick D. Miller offers insights into the basic human condition. His reflections range from popular culture (the popularity of Seinfeld) to political matters (the proper public role for the Ten Commandments) to the sublime (the connection between poetry and faith). The wit and wisdom of this internationally respected biblical scholar come through clearly in this collection.
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Life in the Trinity

An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers

Author: Donald Fairbairn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878971

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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What can the early church contribute to theology today? Although introductions to Christian theology often refer to its biblical foundations, seldom is much attention paid to the key insights the early church had into the nature of Christian faith and life. Donald Fairbairn takes us back to those biblical roots and to the central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father. This book will prove useful to beginning theology students as well as advanced theologians who want to get at the heart of the Christian gospel.
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Spiritual Reading

A Study of the Christian Practice of Reading Scripture

Author: Angela Lou Harvey

Publisher:

ISBN: 0227905806

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Reading Scripture is a spiritual practice at the very heart of the Christian faith. But how is it possible to encounter God in reading the words of the Bible? Does reading the Christian Bible require a different approach from how one may read other texts or writings? What is required of the spiritual reader to read well? Seeking to answer such questions, Angela Lou Harvey provides a theological exploration of the idea of “spiritual reading” in the context of the western church today. Drawing upon insights of theologians such as Karl Barth, Henri de Lubac, and Ellen F. Davis, the author suggests that the particulars of Christian belief profoundly shape the distinctive practice of the spiritual reading of the Bible.
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