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Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Timothy J. Gorringe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Karl Barth (1886–1968) was the most prolific theologian of the 20th century. Avoiding simple paraphrasing, this book places the theology in its social and political context, from the First World War ... More


The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Nigel Biggar

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264576
eISBN:
9780191682728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of one of the 20th century's greatest theologians: Karl Barth. The book seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread ... More


Nevertheless!: January 1942–Spring 1951

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Hitler ordered that Russia be invaded in June 1941. While the Russians saw more than 4.5 million casualties, Hitler's forces were able to experience substantial gains before the year ended. Also, ... More


Jesus Means Freedom: Spring 1951–Summer 1961

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The four volumes of Church Dogmatics which entailed Barth's ideas regarding the notion of reconciliation were written during the period between 1951 and 1959. The fourth part, and the parts that have ... More


The Trinitarian Dimensions of Ethics

NIGEL BIGGAR

in The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264576
eISBN:
9780191682728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents a synopsis of Barth's tripartite ‘special’ ethics, in which he expounded the three theological dimensions of the existential context in which the event of hearing God's command ... More


Revelation: Correlative Concept

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Church Dogmatics, ‘revelation’ plays a central role owing to Karl Barth's endeavour to provide answers to the epistemological problematic arising from the Enlightenment and from the ... More


Act and Agent

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the agency behind the event of revelation, as set out in the Church Dogmatics. It explores problems surrounding personal divine agency and the question of intentionality. It ... More


A New Ontology?

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The being of God in the Church Dogmatics is characterized by the concepts of act, action, activity, and event, rather than by the language of substance. It is from Karl Barth's understanding that the ... More


The Concept of Personhood

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The different concepts of relationality that may be applied to the Godhead imply differing understandings of the concept of divine personhood. The notion of an event of communion that we are using as ... More


The Category of Being

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Martin Heidegger identifies three presuppositions in relation to the question of being that the ancient world understood with regard to the category of being: the universality of the concept of ... More


The Category of Communion

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the question of being and the controlling concept of an event of communion in relation to the analysis of personhood. It assesses the category of communion in the context of the ... More


The Challenge of Barth’s Theology

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation: Berlin, Barth, and Protestant Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639786
eISBN:
9780191738708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

As the previous chapter shows, Bonhoeffer describes Barth’s theology in philosophical‐theological terms, as an ‘act‐theology’. But understanding Bonhoeffer’s criticism of and alternative to Barth ... More


Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Christiane Tietz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the beginning of his career, Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) was often in conflict with the spirit of his times. While during the First World War German poets and philosophers became ... More


Karl Barth

John Yocum

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the theology of the sacraments of perhaps the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century, the Swiss Reformed theologian and pastor Karl Barth. Regarding Baptism and ... More


“The Need for Thinking Further”: Münster, 1925‒30

Christiane Tietz

in Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Barth moved to the theological faculty of Münster in 1925 where he had an easier relationship with his colleagues than in Göttingen. While at the beginning he again suffered under the burdens of ... More


“All Things Considered, a Little Tired”: The Final Years, Basel, 1962‒8

Christiane Tietz

in Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After his retirement, Barth traveled for the first time to give lectures and public discussion in the United States, where the public interest was enormous. He also received several international ... More


The Question of the Ordering of Thought between Paul and Anselm

Martin Westerholm

in The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753124
eISBN:
9780191814808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753124.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 charts the transition between Barth’s earlier expositions of Paul and his engagement with Anselm by treating aspects of Barth’s dogmatic work from the 1920s. It begins by treating the ... More


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