John Webster was a beloved theologian who was well known for his pastoral personality, and his theological work signifcantly shaped the direction of theology in the twenty-first century. This collection contains many of Webster's most influential academic works in theology. It features extensive study on Barth and Jungel, and provides a throrough presentation of Webster's own theological thought as well as his personal reflections on the Christian faith.
Pastors, scholars, and students who seek a deep engagement with critical modern theological questions will find much to think about reading Webster. He addresses both perennial theological questions from teh Christian tradition, as well questions unique to the modern context. Webster adds depth to the theological dialogue while reminding his readers that the object of theology is a God who call us to worship him with our hearts.
[John] Webster represents the future for English systematic theology simply because of his unwavering attention to the gospel—to the gracious Word of God incarnate, written, and spoken.
—David W. Congdon, author, The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch
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John Webster (1955–2016) was a distinguished British theologian who was strongly influenced by Karl Barth and a member of the Anglican Communion. He began his career as chaplain and tutor St. John‘s College, Durham University and the became Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, following Rowan Williams. During his time at Oxford he also served as canon of Christ Church. In 2003, he became the chair of systematic theology at King‘s College, University of Aberdeen.