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Reading Karl Barth: A Companion to the Epistle to the Romans

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Synopsis: Karl Barth's 1922 The Epistle to the Romans is one of the most famous, notorious, and influential works in twentieth-century theology and biblical studies. It is also a famously and notoriously difficult and enigmatic work, especially as its historical context becomes more and more foreign. In this book, Kenneth Oakes provides historical background to the writing ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Cascade Books
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Oakes is a recent graduate of Aberdeen and is now a post doctoral student at Eberhards Karl Universität in Tübingen. In this book he aims to clarify what Barth is saying and act as a guide who helps summarize, untangle, explain, and identify key motifs for those who are new to Barth or find his Romans commentary “strange” and/or “odd.”

Each chapter ends with Further Reading that points readers to the Church Dogmatics and other writings by Barth (no secondary sources are listed though they are spr
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