In response to increasing world interest in Barth's theology, Trevor Hart provides a timely collection of essays evaluating the work of Karl Barth. Subjects addressed include: scripture and revelation, natural theology; pluralism; the doctrine of the Trinity; Justification by faith; and the nature and problems of religious language and ethics.
Regarding Karl Barth is a scholarly critique of this influential theologian, addressing issues of relevance to general evangelical readers as well as scholars, and dialoguing with other theologians, notably Lindbeck, Brunner and Küng.
In this thought-provoking and clearly written book Trevor Hart wrestles with the theology of Karl Barth and compares Barth's thinking with other prominent contemporary theologians in a successful effort to articulate his own important theology. This book is not uncritical of Barth's theology, but instead sees it as a significant way of illustrating new theological loci such as justification, revelation, incarnation, morality, analogy and the Trinity . . . This book is must reading for students of Karl Barth's theology and for all serious theologians.
—Dr. Paul D. Molnar, Professor of Systematic Theology and Chair, Division of Humanities, St. John's University, New York
Lucid, well informed, and judicious, this book offers an excellent orientation to Barth's work for those starting to explore its riches, and will stimulate fresh thinking on the part of seasoned readers. In sum: highly recommended.
—John Webster, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford