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

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Overview

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 of The Epistle to the Romans, an introduction and analysis of its main themes and terms, a running commentary on the text itself, and suggestions for further readings from Barth on some of the issues it raises. The volume not only offers orientation and assistance for those reading The Epistle to the Romans for the first time, it also deals with contemporary problems in current Barth scholarship regarding liberalism, dialectics, and analogy.

Key Features

  • Provides helpful historical context for Barth’s The Epistle to the Romans
  • Deciphers complex language used by Barth
  • Guides readers through Barth’s main ideas and themes

Contents

PART I: Introduction

  • Background
  • A Short Guide to Reading Barth’s Epistle to the Romans
  • The Prefaces

PART II: Barth on Romans 1–16

  • The Gospel and the Night (Rom 1)
  • Unrighteousness Abounds (Rom 2)
  • The Twofold Righteousness of God (Rom 3)
  • The Light of History within History (Rom 4)
  • The New Human Being, the Coming World (Rom 5)
  • Grace, Resurrection, and Obedience (Rom 6)
  • The Freedom of God and Religion (Rom 7)
  • The Holy Spirit (Rom 8)
  • The Church’s Suffering (Rom 9)
  • The Church’s Guilt (Rom 10)
  • The Church’s Hope (Rom 11)
  • God, Ethics, and Disturbance (Rom 12–15)
  • The Apostle, the Community, and the Epistle to the Romans (Rom 15–16)

Praise for the Print Edition

Barth’s Epistle to the Romans is notoriously opaque and challenging; Oakes’ guide is lively, perceptive, and nimble, and will enable readers to approach Barth with confidence and discover for themselves the riches of this classic of twentieth-century theology.

John Webster, University of Aberdeen

Cleary written and accessible, Reading Karl Barth offers a fascinating and much-needed commentary on Karl Barth’s The Epistle to the Romans. Oakes’ book is a helpful companion for those reading Barth for the first time, and there is also much here for those who have been thinking about Barth’s revolutionary commentary for some time.

Tom Greggs, University of Aberdeen

Product Details

  • Title: Reading Karl Barth: A Companion to Karl Barth’s Epistle to the Romans
  • Author: Kenneth Oakes
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 180
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Romans

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About Kenneth Oakes

Kenneth Oakes is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, having previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tubingen. He is the author of Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy (2012). His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and The Thomist.

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