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The Gottingen Dogmatics: Instruction in the Christian Religion [Paperback]

By Karl Barth (Author), Hannelotte Reiffen (Editor) & Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Translator)
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One of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, Karl Barth is best known for his monumental Church Dogmatics, a work that changed the modern theological landscape.It is less well known that Barth taught three distinct cycles of courses in dogmatics during his lifetime. His first effort consisted of a series of lectures at the University of Göttingen in 1924-25. These provocative lectures are now available in English for the first time in The Göttingen Dogmatics: Instruction in the Christian Religion, a work that is at once accessible and profoundly pastoral. Representing the only larger dogmatics ever completed by Barth, the Göttingen Dogmaticsprefigures the unfinished Christian Dogmatics of Munster and the Church Dogmatics of Bonn and Basel. This translation by Geoffrey W. Bromiley, the premier translator of Barth, offers in two volumes the full text of Barth's Göttingen lectures according to the excellent three-volume Swiss edition in the Gesamtausgabe (Collected Words). In this first volume Barth defines dogmatics as "scientific reflection on the Word of God" - the Word that is (1) spoken by God in revelation, (2) recorded in holy scripture, and (3) proclaimed and heard in Christian preaching. After his lengthy prolegomena on the threefold form of the Word of God, Barth discusses in depth the doctrine of God. His treatment of the other major doctrinal loci in his preaching-oriented dogmatics - anthropology, reconciliation, and redemption (eschatology) - will appear in Volume Two. Daniel L. Migliore, professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, has written a superb, substantive introduction that highlights the theological and historical significance of theGöttingen Dogmatics and compares this work with Barth's Church Dogmatics. Migliore points out, among other things, the intimate bond for Barth between dogmatics and preaching: in the Göttingen lectures we see a Barth "who tenaciously does theology - indeed defines theology - in relation to preaching and pastoral praxis." Ministers, seminary students, scholars, and theologically minded general readers will all appreciate and benefit from the Göttingen Dogmatics. As Migliore writes, "These lectures not only provide exceedingly rich new material for understanding the development of Barth's thought but also offer a remarkably original, lively, and 'reader-friendly' summary of Barth's earthly theology. . . . The clarity, pass

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One of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, Karl Barth is best known for his monumental Church Dogmatics, a work that changed the modern theological landscape. It is less well known that Barth taught three distinct cycles of course sin dogmatics during his lifetime. His first effort consisted of a series of lectures at the University of Gottingen in 1924-1925. These provocative lectures are available in English in The Gottingen Dogmatics, an accessible and profoundly pastoral work.A superb, substantive introduction by Daniel L. Migliore, professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, highlights the theological historical significance of The Gottingen Dogmatics and compares this work with Barth's Church Dogmatics. Migliore points out, among other things, the intimate bond between dogmatics and preaching: in the Gottingen lectures we see a Barth "who tenaciously does theology -- indeed defines theology -- in relation to preaching a pastoral praxis."

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pages   552
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.24"
Weight:   1.78 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 12, 1991
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802833373  
ISBN13  9780802833372  


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Karl Barth Karl Barth (May 10, 1886 – December 10, 1968) was a Swiss Reformed theologian. Barth is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of Time on April 20, 1962.

Beginning with his experience as a pastor, Barth rejected his training in the predominant liberal theology typical of 19th-century European Protestantism. Instead he embarked on a new theological path initially called dialectical theology, due to its stress on the paradoxical nature of divine truth (e.g., God's relationship to humanity embodies both grace and judgment). Barth's unease with the dominant theology which characterized Europe led him to become a leader in the Confessing Church in Germany, which actively opposed Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. In particular, Barth and other members of the movement vigorously attempted to prevent the Nazis from taking over the existing church and establishing a state church controlled by the regime. This culminated in Barth's authorship of the Barmen Declaration, which fiercely criticized Christians who supported the Nazis.

Many critics have referred to Barth as the father of neo-orthodoxy — a term emphatically rejected by Barth himself. A more accurate description of his work might be "a theology of the Word." Barth's work had a profound impact on twentieth century theology and figures such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer — who like Barth became a leader in the Confessing Church — Thomas Torrance, Reinhold Niebuhr, Jacques Ellul, Stanley Hauerwas, Jürgen Moltmann, and novelists such as John Updike and Miklós Szentkuthy.

One of the most prolific and influential theologians of the twentieth century, Barth emphasized the sovereignty of God, particularly through his reinterpretation of the Calvinistic doctrine of election, the sinfulness of humanity, and the "infinite qualitative distinction between God and mankind". His most famous works are his The Epistle to the Romans, which marked a clear break from his earlier thinking; and his massive thirteen-volume work Church Dogmatics, one of the largest works of systematic theology ever written.

Karl Barth was born in 1886 and died in 1968.

Karl Barth has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Church Dogmatics
  2. Columbia Series in Reformed Theology
  3. Facets
  4. Galaxy Books
  5. Karl Barth Church Dogmatics
  6. Library of Theological Ethics
  7. Making of Modern Theology
  8. Pittsburgh Reprint Series
  9. Question What You Thought Before
  10. scm classics


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