The Word of God and Theology

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Bloomsbury Publishing, May 5, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
This classic volume of Barth's essays was first published in 1924 under the title 'Das Wort Gottes und die Theologie'. In this brand new English edition all the critical apparatus is translated, each chapter including an explanatory passage giving general historical context and details of Barth's own biography. These essays represent the very best of Barth's work. Far from being superceded by the Church Dogmatics, indeed, a thorough understanding of the Church Dogmatics must presuppose a close knowledge of them. The style is vivid, deeply engaged and engaging, often expressionistic (making frequent use of irony and hyperbole). Peter Gay described Weimar culture as a "dance on the edge of a volcano." If so, then it was essays like these that provided the music.
 

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Contents

1 The Righteousness of God 1916
1
2 The New World in the Bible 1917
15
3 The Christian in Society 1919
31
4 Biblical Questions Insights and Vistas 1920
71
5 The Need and Promise of Christian Proclamation 1922
101
6 The Problem of Ethics Today 1922
131
7 The Word of God as the Task of Theology 1922
171
8 The Substance and Task of Reformed Doctrine 1923
199
Index
238
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Dr Amy Marga is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN, USA.


Dr Amy Marga is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN, USA.

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