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Overview The thought of Karl Barth has undergone a remarkable renewal of interest in recent decades. Joseph Mangina's Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness offers a concise, accessible guide to this important Christian thinker. Unique among introductions to Barth, it also highlights his significance for Christian ecumenism and brings his views into conversation with other contemporary theologians.
The thought of Karl Barth has undergone a remarkable renewal of interest in recent decades. Joseph Mangina's "Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness" offers a concise, accessible guide to this important Christian thinker. Unique among introductions to Barth, it also highlights his significance for Christian ecumenism and brings his views into conversation with other contemporary theologians.
Citations And Professional Reviews Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness by Joseph L. Mangina has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 05/17/2005 page 22
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664228933 ISBN13 9780664228934
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More About Joseph L. Mangina
Joseph L. Mangina (PhD, Yale University) is professor of systematic theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. He is the editor of Pro Ecclesia, serves on the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission for Canada, and is the author of two books on the thought of Karl Barth.
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Seminal Mangina Nov 1, 2006
I agree with the review above who called this book "seminal." Mangina never beats around the bush in his elucidations of Barth's incredibly dense prose. While I find Barth enlightening but incredibly difficult to read, I absolutlely savor Mangina. If you're curious at all, Mangina is well worth exploring.
Best Introduction to Barth Available Aug 20, 2005
As a graduate student in Divinity School, there are a handful of modern Protestant authors who can truly be called seminal. Although the prejudice among academics is to read primary texts, there is also in my opinion a need for secondary texts that illuminate the thoughts of great theologians. Althought I do not believe Mangina wrote this book with the idea of it being an "introduction to Barth" in mind, it does serves as an unequalled summary of Barth and some of his more important ideas. Mangina has the rare gift of being able to translate complex ideas into clear, lucid, well written English. As a divinity student who has read upteen texts, both primary and secondary, this book gets my highest recommendation.
A Beautiful Introduction to Barth Jan 29, 2005
There are good introductions to Karl Barth, such as H. Hartwell, T. F. Torrance, G. Bromiley. Mangina takes his place among them. This is a beautifully done book--and covers Barth's thought nicely. As an introduction to Barth's thought, this is perhaps the best for the beginning seminary student, although one will want to consult the others previously mentioned. Fans of Barth's work owe Mangina a hearty "thanks!"