The essays in this wide-ranging collection fall into three main sections: Ecumenical Theology, Postliberal Theology, and Political Theology. The first section deals with Torrance and Barth on the Sacraments. Hunsinger includes here an examination of Torrance's views of baptism and the eucharist, as well as Karl Barth's voice on the Lord's Supper. He also develops a post-Barthian appreciation of Jews and Judaism. In the second section Hunsinger discusses such figures as Hans W. Frei, Ernst Troeltsch and H.R. Niebuhr in terms of their contribution to Postliberal Theology. The final section offers a discussion of Political Theology, as part of which Hunsinger presents an in-depth analysis regarding the political views of Karl Barth, as well as Barth's understanding of human rights. The book ends with a meditation on Andre Trocme and how goodness happened at Le Chambon.
George Hunsinger is Princeton Theological Seminary's Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, USA.
Preface Introduction 1. Conversational Theology: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Barth Ecumenical Theology 2. The Dimension of Depth: T.F. Torrance on the Sacraments 3. Karl Barth on the Lord's Supper 4. Baptism and the Soteriology of Forgiveness Postliberal Theology 5. Postliberal Theology 6. Hans W. Frei: The Quest for a Generous Orthodoxy 7. Hans W. Frei: The Book of Detours 8. On Robert W. Jenson's Systematic Theology 9. Between Barth and Troeltsch: H.R. Niebuhr's The Meaning of Revelation Political Theology 10. The Political Views of Karl Barth 11. Social Witness in Generous Orthodoxy 12. Torture Is the Ticking Time-Bomb 13. Violence Finds Refuge in Falsehood 14. Karl Barth and Human Rights 15. Five Public Statements a. We Must Oppose This War (2003) b. Appeal to America (2004) c. Torture Is a Moral Issue (2006) d. A Call for Interfaith Reconciliation (2007) e. An Appeal to End the Death Penalty (2011) Conclusion 16. Le Chambon: How Did Goodness Happen? Bibliography Index