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The SPCK Introduction to Karl Barth


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This introduction acts as an efficient entry point into the philosophy and writings of a great thinker. The fast-paced narrative describes Barth’s early life, his background, and the political context in which his thinking took shape. In a comprehensive but clear way, this volume provides the reader with an overview of this theologian’s crowning work, Church Dogmatics, and a true sense of the richness of Karl Barth’s thought.

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  • Introduces the life and ideas of this insightful theologian
  • Analyzes Karl Barth’s thinking from a Christian perspective
  • Discusses the lasting effect of this influential individual
  • Young Man Barth
  • The Pastor of Safenwil
  • Gottingen and Munster
  • The Bonn Years
  • The Doctrine of the Word of God
  • The Doctrine of God
  • The Doctrine of Creation
  • The Doctrine of Reconciliation
D. Densil Morgan combines a historian’s eye for significant details with a pastor’s love of theological wisdom in this engaging introduction to Karl Barth. Laypersons, seminarians, and students of theology will find here a very faithful and readable portrayal of Barth’s towering theological vision, as well as the unique historical crises from which it arose.

—Thomas John Hastings, director of research, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton

This really is a readable, accessible introduction that takes account of some of the most recent Barth scholarship. It is highly recommended for those coming to Barth’s work for the first time.

Oliver D. Crisp, professor of systematic theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Of the many introductions to Barth, this ranks as one of the best. The clarity and ease of its exposition of Barth’s life and thought are exceptional, as is its alertness to the deep impulses of Barth’s theology. As the book guides readers through the great sweeps of Barth’s arguments, it conveys the excitement and provocation which his work generates. Novices and seasoned readers alike will gain a great deal from this generous and perceptive account.

John Webster, professor, University of Aberdeen

  • Title: The SPCK Introduction to Karl Barth
  • Author: D. Densil Morgan
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 128

D. Densil Morgan has held a personal chair at Bangor University since 2005 and is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry based in Princeton, New Jersey. A church historian, he has an abiding interest in systematic theology, especially that of the nineteenth-century Reformed tradition and the contributions of Karl Barth. His most extensive work has been on religion and society in his native Wales, where he has published several volumes.


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    Digital list price: $12.99
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