Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2000 - Religion - 384 pages
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Among the studies of Karl Barth's thought, no other work covers, as this one does, the areas of political, doctrinal, and ecumenical theology in single compass. Written by a leading Barth scholar, Disruptive Grace is unique not only for its range of study, depth of insight, and accuracy of presentation, but also for the way it displays the heart as well as the mind of the great Swiss pastor and theologian. Each of the book's three main sections consists of five major essays. Part 1 relates Barth to contemporary issues of social justice, war, and peace. Part 2 covers christology, pneumatology, the Trinity, scriptural interpretation, and the question of universal salvation. Part 3 discusses the Reformed tradition as Barth understood it in relation to Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, modern liberalism, evangelical conservatism, and the postliberal theology of the contemporary Yale school. The book concludes with a meditation on the saving significance of Christ's death, a theme that runs throughout the book. The result of more than twenty-five years of intensive Barth research, this volume provides scholars, teachers, and students with a thorough discussion of the twentieth century's most significant Christian thinker.
 

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Contents

The Politics of the Nonviolent God Reflections on Rene Girard and Karl Barth
21
Karl Barth and Liberation Theology
42
Barth Barmen and the Confessing Church Today
60
Where the Battle Rages Confessing Christ in America Today
89
Karl Barth and the Politics of Sectarian Protestantism A Dialogue with John Howard Yoder
114
DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY
129
Karl Barths Christology Its Basic Chalcedonian Character
131
The Mediator of Communion Karl Barths Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
148
ECUMENICAL THEOLOGY
251
Baptized into Christs Death Karl Barth and the Future of Roman Catholic Theology
253
What Karl Barth Learned from Martin Luther
279
Truth as SelfInvolving Barth and Lindbeck
305
The HarnackBarth Correspondence A Paraphrase with Comments
319
What Can Evangelicals and Postliberals Learn from Each Other? The Carl HenryHans Frei Exchange Reconsidered
338
Meditation on the Blood of Christ
361
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364

Mysterium Trinitatis Karl Barths Conception of Eternity
186
Beyond Literalism and Expressivism Karl Barths Hermeneutical Realism
210
Hellfire and Damnation Four Ancient and Modern Views
226

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George Hunsinger is McCord Professor of SystematicTheology at Princeton Theological Seminary and therecipient of the 2010 Karl Barth Prize from the Union ofEvangelical Churches in Germany.

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