- 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 doctrines of revelation and Scripture play an important role in Karl Barth’s theology. Barth develops his theology of revelation and Scripture in the form of an exposition of the threefold form of the Word of God (revelation, Scripture, proclamation) and in close association with other doctrines, especially the doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, and pneumatology. Barth characterizes revelation as the noetic corollary of God’s presence and activity, and Scripture as a witness to this presence and activity, which is engendered by revelation itself. Revelation genuinely reveals who God is and constitutes binding knowledge regarding God’s eternal life, being, and activity. Consideration is also given to Barth’s rejection of natural theology and to some common criticisms of Barth’s doctrine of Scripture.
Kenneth Oakes is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Amongst other publications, he is the author of Reading Karl Barth: A Guide to The Epistle to the Romans (2011), and Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy (2012), co-author of Illuminating Faith: An Invitation to Theology (2015), and editor of Christian Wisdom Meets Modernity (2016).
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