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Anglican Wisdom  

Jenny Gaffin

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
The chapter focuses on the nature and character of Anglican wisdom, exploring this in the context of church structures, tradition, and truth. Drawing on a variety of different examples and ... More

Anglicanism and the Fathers  

Andrew McGowan

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Anglicanism from the time of the Reformation has been characterized by a persistent interest in the Fathers of the church which joins authorities as diverse in date and disposition as ... More

Authority, Theology, and Power  

Janet Trisk

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter explores questions of power and authority under the headings of identity, orthodoxy and ministry. Written from a (South African) postcolonial context, and employing the method ... More

Barth and Contemporary Protestant Theology  

Cornelis van der Kooi

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
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 ... More

Barth and Culture  

Jessica DeCou

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Due to a widespread perception that he was a theologian of division, Karl Barth is not generally counted amongst the twentieth century’s great theologians of culture. Although this ... More

Barth and Environmental Theology  

Willis Jenkins

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
This chapter explains the critical reception of Karl Barth by scholars of ecotheology and the challenges that his theology presents to environmental thought. Then, working along lines of ... More

Barth and Gender  

Faye Bodley-Dangelo

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
At the heart of Barth’s theological anthropology and its accompanying special ethics is a human agent set in motion by the creative and redemptive work of Christ and directed towards its ... More

Barth and Hermeneutics  

David W. Congdon

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
While Karl Barth avoided the question of hermeneutics and theological method, preferring to focus on the actual exegesis of Scripture, his work is thoroughly—albeit often ... More

Barth and Judaism  

Randi Rashkover

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
This chapter reflects upon the relationship between Barth’s theology and Jewish thought. Currently we inherit a certain framing of this relationship, generated by a family of Jewish ... More

Barth and Liberal Protestantism  

Christophe Chalamet

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Karl Barth has often been seen as the arch-enemy of liberal theology. Closer attention, however, reveals a constant concern to nuance his understanding of key liberal thinkers—even to the ... More

Barth and Mediaeval Theology  

Adam Eitel

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Mediaeval works of theology are frequently cited throughout Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. Yet, with the exception of Anselm of Canterbury’s Proslogion, Barth shows little interest in ... More

Barth and Modern Moral Philosophy  

Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
This chapter argues against the familiar consensus that Barth’s relationship to modern moral philosophy is oppositional. It demonstrates that Barth appropriates the central insights of his ... More

Barth and Modernity  

Georg Pfleiderer

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
The struggle with modernity is a characteristic feature of Barth’s theology throughout his career. Because of the moral failure of his ‘liberal’ teachers in the First World War, Barth came ... More

Barth and Patristic Theology  

Tom Greggs

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
This chapter examines Barth’s approach to patristic theology as well as his engagement with key doctrines and councils of the patristic era. It is clear in relation to Barth’s use of, and ... More

Barth and Politics  

Timothy Gorringe

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Karl Barth was keenly interested in politics throughout his life. This chapter suggests that the implications of this interest for his theology were fourfold. It contends (a) that Barth’s ... More

Barth and Preaching  

Angela Dienhart Hancock

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Some interpretations of Barth’s theology emphasize the constraints it places on the practice of preaching. This chapter argues that, granting Barth’s affirmation of certain homiletical ... More

Barth and Protestant Orthodoxy  

Dolf te Velde

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
For many years, Karl Barth and Protestant Orthodoxy have been almost separate fields of study. On the basis of recent scholarship, however, it is now possible to judge the adequacy of ... More

Barth and Public Life  

William Werpehowski

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
This chapter considers the meaning, spirit, and normative direction of Christian ‘public life’ in the theology and ethics of Karl Barth. Barth viewed the notion of public life quite ... More

Barth and Reformation Theology  

Randall C. Zachman

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Karl Barth seeks to restore the Gospel to the centre of Protestant theology by orienting dogmatic theology to the witness of the prophetic and apostolic authors of Scripture and to the ... More

Barth and Roman Catholic Theology  

Paul D. Molnar

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Dec 2019
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Mar 2020
Taking Barth’s doctrines of revelation and the Trinity as a starting point, this chapter places Barth’s thought primarily in conversation with Walter Kasper. It considers Kasper’s work as ... More

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