- 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
Around 1915 Barth saw in the name of Jesus Christ the unity of a God we do not have, with a human being that we are not. In both editions of his Epistle to the Romans, this intuition was expressed, but not yet thought through. When Barth became acquainted with post-Reformation orthodoxy in Göttingen, however, he discovered a way to understand his intuitions in light of the doctrinal decisions of the early church. From Christological debates between the Lutherans and the Reformed, he learned in the 1930s that there cannot be just one representation of the overwhelming reality of the Lord, and that a theologian needs to argue along several different lines. In his doctrine of reconciliation, Barth sketched these different lines in discrete part-volumes. The more formal category of the Word gave way to the all-embracing presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer holds the Miskotte/Breukelman Chair for Theological Hermeneutics of the Bible at the Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam), and is Senior Lecturer in the History of Christian Doctrine at the Protestant Theological University (Groningen). He has authored several books, the most recent of which is Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy (2015). He also coordinates the cooperation of the Protestant Theological University with the Karl Barth Center of Princeton Theological Seminary.
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