Karl Barth: God's Word in Action

Karl Barth: God's Word in Action

By: Paul S. Chung (author)Paperback

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In this creative and original book, Paul S. Chung interprets Karl Barth as a theologian of divine action. Chung appreciates Barthis dogmatic theology as both contextual and irregular, and he retrieves neglected aspects of Barth's thought. The book also clarifies Barth's early interest in social and political ideas, and explores the political dimension in his later dogmatic writings, particularly in relation to his theology of Israel and issues of theologia naturalis and religious pluralism. Barth's theology can only properly be understood through his social commitment, and Chung, drawing together the traditions of German and Anglo-Saxon theology, shows how Barthis political ideas relate to his theological position.

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Paul S. Chung is Assistant Professor of Lutheran Witness and World Christianity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He regularly publishes articles in religious journals, and is the author of Martin Luther and Buddhism: Aesthetics of Suffering. He is primarily interested in extending and deepening the horizons of Reformation theology in an Asian interreligious context. His theological interests include the theology of Lutheran confessions, the theology of Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Asian Contextual Theology of Minjung and World Religions, and the Theology of Religions.


Karl Barth in the Context of Competing Interpretations; Karl Barth's Theology and Socialism in Safenwil: 1910-1918; Karl Barth and the First Edition of Romans (1919); Karl Barth between Hope and Disillusionment: The Tambach Lecture of 1919; Karl Barth and the Second Edition of Romans (1922); Karl Barth: Between the Times in Germany; Karl Barth and Theologia Naturalis; Martin Luther in the Theology of Karl Barth; Karl Barth as a Theologian who Discovers Judaism for Christian Theology; The Liberative Dimensions in Barth's Theology; Conclusion: Karl Barth and an Unfinished Project for Religious Pluralism.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780227172667
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 518
  • ID: 9780227172667
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0227172663

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