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Author Webb, Stephen H., 1961-2016.
Title Re-figuring theology : the rhetoric of Karl Barth / Stephen H. Webb.
Imprint Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1991]

Author Webb, Stephen H., 1961-2016.
Series SUNY series in rhetoric and theology.
SUNY series in rhetoric and theology.
Subject Barth, Karl, 1886-1968 -- Writing skill.
German language -- Rhetoric.
Add Title Refiguring theology
Description 1 online resource (x, 214 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-211) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Reading Karl Barth -- Rhetoric and theology -- Readings of Karl Barth -- Barth and expressionism -- A closer look at the expressionist analogy -- 2. Toward a tropology -- Three theories of tropes -- Max Black on metaphor -- Paul Ricoeur and language -- Ricoeur and metaphor -- The tropics of Hayden White -- 3. Metaphor of crisis/crisis of metaphor -- Metaphors and models -- The origin of crisis -- The supporting cast -- The indirection of theology -- The crisis defined? -- The crisis of history and the history of crisis -- The crisis of crisis -- 4. Magic of the extreme -- A lesser trope? -- Nietzsche as exaggerator -- A necessary excess -- An other otherness -- A church destroyed -- The limits of extremity -- 5. Web of Irony -- The varieties of irony -- The ironology of Kierkegaard -- The irony of theology -- An ironic God -- An unstable corrective -- 6. Retreat and reconstruction: re-reading Barth today -- Retreat from rhetoric -- Another other -- Toward a reconstruction.
ISBN 0585091277 (electronic bk.)
9780585091273 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42636923
Additional Format Print version: Webb, Stephen H., 1961- Re-figuring theology. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1991 0791405702 (DLC) 90034275 (OCoLC)21331198.

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