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Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 2---The Doctrine of God

A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners and Pros
Marty Folsom
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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. For many people, reading it and understanding its arguments is a lifelong goal. 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.

Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 2--The Doctrine of God helps bridge the gap for 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 2 reflections include:

  • Chris Tilling (biblical studies)
  • David Guretzki (systematic theology)
  • Earl Palmer (pastors)
  • Wyatt Houtz (ordinary people)
  • Andrew Howie (mental health)
  • James Houston (spiritual formation)
  • Ross Hastings (science)
  • Jeremy Begbie (the arts)

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.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 384
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310125709
  • Release: May 16, 2023
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