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Dogmatics in Outline has ratings and 51 reviews. Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of. Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany in , it has an urgency. In l, standing amid the ruins of Bonn University, Karl Barth gave the lectures that we now know as Dogmatics in Outline. He lectured without a script, because .

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Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of work which he left behind, the multi volume Church Dogmatics, can seem daunting and formidable to readers today.

Fortunately his Dogmatics in Baryh first published in English outlibecontains in brilliantly concentrated form even in shorthand, the essential tenets of his thinking. Built around the assertions made in the Apostles Creed the book consists of a series of reflections on the foundation stones of Christian doctrine.

Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany inlutline has an urgency and a compassion which lend the text a powerful simplicity.

Despite its brevity the book makes a tremendous impact, which in this new edition will now be felt by a fresh generation of readers.


Karl Barth is quoted so often I wanted to know more about him without reading 14 volumes and pages! Since he wrote this himself I figure he distilled out the essence.

This is a mentally and spiritually stimulating book. This collection of lectures by Barth will help you unpack one of the defining creeds of Christianity.

Karl Barth was born in Basel, Switzerland, in A theologian, Barth is considered to be one of the most prolific writers Christendom has ever produced. His Church Dogmatics runs well over 12, pages in English translation.

There also is a great body of occasional writing. Barth would be worthy of note if only for his first published work, a commentary on The Epistle to the Romans. Inwhen he published this study, Barth was a young pastor in his native Switzerland. The guns of World War I could still be heard, their angry shells destroying, perhaps forever, the liberal optimism of Continental theology.

Where was the progress young Barth had learned about from Harnack in Berlin? Where was human rationality, dispelling the noisome holes of ignorance and superstition, when the great leaders of Christendom descended to the barbarity of trench warfare? For answers Barth turned St. Dogmaticz greatest epistle, as St.

Dogmatics in Outline

Augustine of Hippo and Martin Luther had before him. Barth obtained a post at the University of Bonn, but Hitler objected to his work with the Confessing Church see Dietrich Bonhoefferand he was forced to return to his own country, there to produce all his great tomes. Turning outlinne from sogmatics rational optimism, Barth has driven them to consider again the power of the Word of God-the acted, spoken, inscripturated, incarnated Word was always his chief theme.


Against it, all human pride and pretension, all schemes for utopian societies, all theologies based on anything other than the Bible and Christ have proved transient. Barth’s objectors reply that Barth’s God is too far away like Soren Kierkegaard; that Barth spoke of the “infinite qualitative distinction” between God and man; that Barth ignores scientific advances; and that he cares little for dialogue with other religions.

Yet Barth’s oppposers never complain of a lack of erudition or ecumenical concern.

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To some Barth is the greatest theologian the church has produced. Barth died in as he had hoped-with his Dogmatics still unfinished. Account Options Sign in.

Fortunately his Dogmatics in Outline first published in English incontains in My library Help Advanced Book Search. Harper CollinsSep 2, – Philosophy – pages. Dogmatics in Outline Karl Barth Snippet view – Dogmatics in Outline Karl Barth No preview available – Dkgmatics in Outline Karl Barth Limited preview – Cloister library Scm classics.


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