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Westminster John Knox Karl Barth Collection (5 vols.)
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Westminster John Knox Karl Barth Collection (5 vols.)

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Westminster John Knox 1994–2017

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Overview

Karl Barth was a twentieth-century Swiss theologian in the Reformed tradition. A vigorous opponent of theological liberalism and modernism, he is sometimes called “the Father of Neo-Orthodoxy.” This collection of his writings from Westminster John Knox Press provides an accessible and thoughtful introduction to his thought and writings. Included among the volumes are sermons, prayers, selections from his magnus opus Church Dogmatics, and his reflections of faith and Christianity. These volumes present a beautiful portrait of Barth's pastoral and spiritual side, demonstrated how his theological ideas directly influenced his life, ministry, and spirituality. Whether you are a scholar of Barth's theology or a just being introduced to his writings for the first time, the Westminster John Knox Karl Barth Collection is an essential set of volumes for your library.

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Key Features

  • Includes lectures, prayers, and sermons
  • Introduces his Church Dogmatics in an accessible manner, carefully curated by a leading theologian and Barth scholar
  • Presents some of the most accessible pieces of Karl Barth's thought and writing

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Individual Titles

A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth's WWI Sermons

  • Author: Karl Barth
  • Translator: William Klempa
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 224

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World War I changed Karl Barth's theology forever. In this book William Klempa presents for the first time in English thirteen sermons that offer Barth's unique view and commentary on the Great War. Barth saw the war as “a unique time of God,” believing it to represent God's judgment on militarism. The sermons reveal a deep strain of theological wrestling with the war's meaning, as Barth comes to see the conflict as the logical outcome of all human attempts to create God in our own image. As it demonstrates a decisive shift in Barth's early theology, this volume is essential for anyone who wishes to understand the twentieth century's greatest theologian.

William Klempa's translation of Karl Barth's Safenwil sermons at the outbreak of World War I, accompanied by a very fine introduction that sets the historical and theological context, represents the culmination of a careful, critically appreciative, and lifelong engagement by Klempa with Barth's theology. All readers of Barth are indebted to Klempa, a seasoned interpreter of Barth, for making a new English translation of this important part of the Barth corpus available.

—John A. Vissers, professor of historical theology, Knox College, University of Toronto

Insights: Karl Barth's Reflections on the Life of Faith

  • Author: Karl Barth
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 136

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This collection of short passages from the writings of Karl Barth reflects on the life of Christian faith. These one-page selections capture the vibrancy of Barth's faith, communicating his sense of wonder and excitement. Each piece is related to a verse of Scripture, making this an ideal book for daily devotional reading and a variety of other occasions.

Barth in Conversation, Volume 1: 1959-1962

  • Author: Karl Barth
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 328

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Karl Barth is widely regarded as the most important theologian of the twentieth century, and his observations about the church and its place in a modern world continue to engage religious scholars nearly fifty years after his death. This English translation of the Swiss-published Conversations is a three-volume collection featuring correspondence, articles, interviews, and other short-form writings by Barth from 1959–1962. Among them are dialogues with representatives of the Evangelical Community Movement (1959); conversations with prison chaplains and a question-and-answer session with the Conference of the World Student Christian Federation (1960); discussions with Methodist preachers, Zurich pastors, and Catholic students of theology (1961); press conferences in New York and Chicago (1962); and an interview at the United Nations (1962). Within these pages, scholars and students will find a comprehensive view into Barth’s life and thinking about theology and its role in society today.

Fifty Prayers

  • Author: Karl Barth
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 80

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This collection for the first time makes Karl Barth's pastoral prayers available to an English-speaking audience, offering a fresh perspective on how the great Swiss theologian understood this central practice of Christian life. The prayers are organized according to seasons of the liturgical year, making them ideal for both group use and individual reflection.

Church Dogmatics

  • Author: Karl Barth
  • Editor: Helmut Gollwitzer
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 272

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Karl Barth's monumental work, Church Dogmatics, is recognized as a landmark in Protestant theology—perhaps the most important work of this century. However, the size range of its fourteen volumes has meant that its content and significance may not be so widely known or appreciated as it deserves. In this concise introduction, Helmut Gollwitzer provides a selection of some of the most important passages from Church Dogmatics to help the busy student explore the heart of the great work; or perhaps to direct a student to parts of the Dogmatics of greatest interest.

Helmut Gollwitzer (1908 – 1993) was a Protestant theologian and author. Born in Pappenheim, Bavaria, Gollwitzer studied Protestant theology in Munich, Erlangen, Jena and Bonn; he later completed a doctorate under Karl Barth in Basel, writing on the understanding of the Eucharist in Martin Luther and John Calvin.

About the Author

Karl Barth (1886 – 1968) is widely regarded as the most important theologian of the twentieth century, and his observations about the church and its place in a modern world continue to engage religious scholars nearly fifty years after his death.