- 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
In surveying Barth’s doctrine of providence in Church Dogmatics III/3, the chapter notes the systematic location and epistemological grounding of this doctrine before exploring its main themes. Attention is devoted to Barth’s exposition of the threefold form of providence in divine preservation, accompaniment, and rule, particularly with respect to his reception of Reformed Orthodoxy. The practical significance of faith in providence and of the signs of providence in history are also considered. In conclusion, some questions raised by critics of Barth are registered.
David Fergusson is Professor of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Creation (2014), and The Providence of God: A Polyphonic Approach (2018), a monograph based on his Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2009. With Paul T. Nimmo, he is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology (2016). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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