FOUNDATION OF KARL BARTH'S DOCTRINE OF RECONCILIATION: Jesus Christ Crucified and Risen
|Author: ||Mueller, David|
Tripartite study introduces some of the main lines of Barth's developing theological perspectives, traces their developing theological differences with particular reference to diverging interpretations of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and analyzes his mature teaching concerning the doctrine he termed "the heart of the Church's dogmatics." Chapters include: The Early Barth and his Critics; The Cross and the Resurrection: The Barth - Bultmann Debate (1941-1948); and The Doctrine of Reconciliation in the Church Dogmatics.
"M[ueller]'s historical approach helps us better understand the contextual character of Barth's theology. . . . In his meticulous citation of passages, with reliance at key places on the interpretation of Bertold Klappert, M. challenges some standard misunderstandings of Barth's thought." - Theological Studies
"I know of no better exposition of the heart of Barth's theology than this book by Mueller, which is distinguished from the more typical commentaries on Barth by its focus on the substantive unity of the Barth enterprise rather than on the methodological changes that have characterized its history. . . . I am grateful for this study, and heartily recommend it not only for the professional readers, but also for those who are looking for a substantive introduction to Barth." - Review and Expositor