Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 1---The Doctrine of the Word of God
A Guided Tour of One of the Greatest Theological Works of the Twentieth Century
Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics is considered by many to be the most important theological work of the twentieth century and for many people reading it, or at least understanding it contents and arguments, is a lifelong goal. Yet its enormous size, at over 12,000 pages (in English translations) and enough print volumes to fill an entire shelf, make reading it a daunting prospect for seasoned theologians and novices alike.
Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 1--The Doctrine of the Word of God helps bridge the gap for would-be Karl Barth readers from beginners to professionals by offering an introduction to Barth's theology and thought like no other. User-friendly and creative, this guide helps readers get the gist, significance, and relevance of what Barth intended for the church... to restore the focus of theology and revitalize the practices of the church.
Each section contains insights for pastors, new theologians, professionals, and ordinary people including:
- Summaries of the section
- Contextual considerations
- And other visually informative features that reinforce the main points of the Barth's thought
In addition, each volume features the voices of authors from different academic disciplines who contribute brief reflections on the value of Church Dogmatics for creative discovery in their disciplines. Volume 1 reflections include:
- Douglas Campbell (biblical studies)
- Myk Habets (systematic theology)
- Richard Keith (pastors)
- Julie Canlis (ordinary people)
- James Chaousis (mental health)
- John Vissers (spiritual formation)
Whether you are just discovering Barth or want a fresh look at his magnum opus, this series invites you to an enjoyable and insightful journey into the Church Dogmatics.
About the Author
Marty Folsom (PhD, the University of Otago) has taught biblical studies and theology in New Zealand and in several Seattle area schools over the last three decades. He is author of the Face to Face trilogy and has published articles in a variety of journals including the Scottish Journal of Theology and CRUX. As a relational theologian who delves into the depths of academic resources, he then brings them to life for creative and constructive work in the church and personal relationships.