A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word

A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word

By: Aaron T. Smith (author)Paperback

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Toward the end of his career, Karl Barth made the provocative statement that perhaps what Schleiermacher was up to was a "theology of the third-article" and that he anticipated in the future that a true third-article theology would appear. Many interpreters, of course, took that to indicate not only a change in Barth's perception of Schleiermacher but also as a self-referential critique. The author investigates this claim, contesting the standard interpretations, and argues for a Barthian pneumatology - a doctrine of the Holy Spirit grounded in the scriptural witness and connected to the vital Christological and dialectical theology found in Barth's project.

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Aaron T. Smith is assistant professor of theology at Colorado Christian University and adjunct professor of theology at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Marquette University.


Introduction; 1. The Spirit of Objectivity and Subjectivity; 2. The Spirit of Reality and Possibility; 3. The Spirit of Truth and Time; 4. The Spirit of Being and Becoming; 5. The Spirit of Election and Obedience; Conclusion.

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  • publication date: 01/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781451464719
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781451464719
  • weight: 720
  • ISBN10: 1451464711

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