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Barth

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This series offers a range of authoritative studies on people who have made an outstanding contribution to Christian thought and understanding. The series will range across the full spectrum of Christian thought to include Catholic and Protestant thinkers and to cover East and West, historical and contemporary figures. By and large, each volume will focus on a single ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published October 7th 2000 by Continuum (first published 2000)
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vittore paleni
Sep 22, 2016 vittore paleni rated it liked it
Pretty dense for an introduction. Best to read with CD at hand.
Dan Hummel
Jun 26, 2012 Dan Hummel rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, theology
A good introduction to Barth that hammers home the Swiss theologian's scholarship in totality (arguing the seeds can be traced back to early works in the 1920s) and corrects some of the prevalent criticisms or slogans attributed to him. The conclusion discusses the difficulty of categorizing Barth as pre-modern, modern, or postmodern in outlook. For someone who studies American religious thought, but of groups largely opposed to or distant from Barth (conservative evangelicals and ...more
Shep
Dec 08, 2012 Shep rated it it was amazing
I read the second edition. This is an incredibly helpful introduction to Barth's thought. It is also, I think, rather accessible for both seriously interested non-academics as well as academics. Recommended.
Daniel Mcgregor
I started this book in the spring of 2015 and stopped one-third of the way through, now I remember why. This book is neither very clear nor very helpful in understanding Barth's theology.
Nathaniel
Apr 28, 2009 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Websters step by step approach to Barth's thought. This book really should be read while working through the Dogmatics or any other of Barth's writings.
Chris
Feb 24, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent introduction to Karl Barth that balances theological exposition with biographical context.
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Good introduction to the person, Karl Barth, and his theology.
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I pretty much love anything John Webster writes. Can't wait to get into Barth's Church Dogmatics!
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Shelves: theology
The best "introduction" to Barth for students who already have some basic familiarity with him.
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A nice introduction of Barth. And you also get John Webster! A nice one-two punch.
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Professor John B. Webster, MA, PhD, DD, FRSE was a notable contemporary British theologian of the Anglican communion writing in the area of systematic, historical and moral theology. He was educated at the independent co-educational Bradford Grammar School and at the University of Cambridge.

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