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Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth

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, 2009
ISBN: 9780567129178
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What role does the interpretation of Scripture play in theological construction? In Reading the Decree David Gibson examines the exegesis of election in John Calvin and Karl Barth, and considers the relationship between election and Christology in their thought. He argues that for both Calvin and Barth their doctrine of election and its exegetical moorings are christologically shaped, but in significantly different ways. Building on Richard A. Muller’s conceptual distinction between Calvin’s soteriological christocentrism and Barth’s principial christocentrism, Gibson carefully explores their exegesis of the topics of Christ and election, and the election of Israel and the church. This distinction is then further developed by showing how it has a corresponding hermeneutical form: extensive christocentrism (Calvin) and intensive christocentrism (Barth). By focussing on the reception of biblical texts Reading the Decree draws attention to the neglected exegetical foundations of Calvin’s doctrine of election, and makes a fresh contribution to current debates over election in Barth’s thought. The result is a study which will be of interest to biblical scholars, as well as historical and systematic theologians alike.

  • Title: Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth
  • Author: David Gibson
  • Series: T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564; Barth, Karl, 1886-1968; Jesus Christ › Person and offices; Jesus Christ › History of doctrines; Election (Theology); Salvation › Christianity--History of doctrines
  • ISBN: 9780567129178
  • Resource ID: LLS:RDNGDCRXGLCTNCH
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-08-16T01:15:29Z

David Gibson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is the Minister of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previously he served as a staff worker for the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship (part of UCCF) and as an assistant minister at High Church, Hilton, Aberdeen. Gibson has also published a number of articles and books such as Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth

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