- Copyright page
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- The Tasks of Theology
- Revelation and Scripture
- Jesus Christ
- The Spirit
- Sin and Evil
- Human Being
- Christian Life
- Justification, Sanctification, Vocation
- Barth and the Racial Imaginary
- Barth and Modern Moral Philosophy
- Barth and Gender
- Barth and Public Life
- Barth and Hermeneutics
- Barth and Preaching
- Barth and Environmental Theology
- Barth and Culture
- Barth and Judaism
- Barth, Religion, and the Religions
- Barth and Contemporary Protestant Theology
- Barth and Roman Catholic Theology
Abstract and Keywords
The appropriation of Barth’s theology in contemporary Protestant theology is related to the culture and conditions of its reception. While the direct influence of Barth may broadly have decreased in recent years, some of his major insights and decisions have found wide acceptance in Protestant theology. The importance of Christology for the doctrine of God is recognizable in many strands of contemporary Protestant thought; equally, the ethical dimensions of Barth’s theology have drawn much attention to this domain of the theological enterprise. Barth’s emphasis on God’s action in favour of God’s creatures and of the human being—the creature called to creative and free response to God—also features heavily in current Protestant reception of his work.
Cornelis van der Kooi is Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Together with Gijsbert van den Brink, he has co-authored Christelijke Dogmatiek, a new handbook of Christian dogmatics (2012; ET 2017). In 2014 he delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary under the title ‘This Incredibly Benevolent Force. The Holy Spirit in Reformed Theology and Spirituality’ (published 2018). Amongst his major publications are As in a Mirror: John Calvin and Karl Barth on Knowing God. A Diptych (2002; ET 2005) and Tegenwoordigheid van Geest (Presence of Spirit) (2006). He served as editor of the critical edition of the Second Edition of Barth’s commentary on Romans (2010).
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