- Copyright page
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Intellectual and Personal Biography I: The Young Barth (1886–1921)
- Intellectual and Personal Biography II: Barth in Germany (1921–1935)
- Intellectual and Personal Biography III: Barth the Elder (1935–1968)
- 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
This chapter outlines Barth’s life and work following his enforced return from Germany to his native city of Basel in 1935 on account of his participation in the German church struggle. It considers Barth’s activity through the years of the Second World War and the ensuing conflict between East and West up to Barth’s retirement in 1962, and Barth’s last reveille in the publication of Church Dogmatics IV/4 (Fragment) in 1967. It also considers some of the academic and ecclesial relationships, which were hugely significant for Barth in his later years.
Hans-Anton Drewes is a former Director of the Karl Barth-Archiv, which he served from 1997 to 2012. He is the editor or co-editor of several volumes of the Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe (Collected Works of Karl Barth), including Das christliche Leben (1999), and Vorträge und kleinere Arbeiten 1914–1921 (2012).
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