This is a textbook with annotated excerpts from Karl Barth's "Church Dogmatics" and additional essays on Barth's life and work and his place in modern theology. This reader from Karl Barth's multi-volume "Church Dogmatics" offers an introduction to the whole work, key readings in reasonable portions with introductions and provides helpful hints at secondary material. This is an ideal textbook for all beginners studying the work of one of the most important theologians of the last century.
R. Michael Allen is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox Theological Seminary at Fort Lauderdale, USA.
1. Preface; 2. Karl Barth: An Introduction to His Life, Thought, and Writings; 3. Word of God in Its Threefold Form (CD I/1); 4. Trinity (CD I/1); 5. Incarnation and Mystery (CD IV/1; II/2); 6. "The Humanity of God" (from WJK book, The Humanity of God); 7. Natural Theology: Discussion with Catholicism and Neo-Protestantism; 8. Eternity (CD I/2); 9. Divine Impassibility (CD II/1); 10. Election of Jesus Christ (CD II/2); 11. Ethics and Theology (CD III/3; IV/1); 12. Genesis and Creation (CD III/1); 13. Man as Creature and Covenant-Partner of God: What is Freedom?; 14. Providence (CD III/3); 15. God and Nothingness: Sin as the Impossible Possibility; 16. Extra Nos - Pro Nobis - In Nobis (from The Thomist); 17. Obedience of the Son of God (CD IV/1); 18. Holy Spirit and the Gathering of the Christian Community; 19. Justification of Man (CD IV/1); 20. Exaltation of the Son of Man (CD IV/2); 21. Christian Life: Baptism as Test Case (CD IV/4); 22. "The Real Church" (from Scottish Journal of Theology); 23. Proclamation and Witness: The Community of the Word (CD IV/3.2); 24. The Threefold Parousia (CD IV/3); 25. Bibliography.