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Author McCormack, Bruce L.
Title Karl Barth's critically realistic dialectical theology : its genesis and development, 1909-1936 / Bruce L. McCormack.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

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Author McCormack, Bruce L.
Subject Barth, Karl, 1886-1968.
Theologians -- Switzerland -- Biography.
Reformed Church -- Switzerland -- Clergy -- Biography.
Alt Name Oxford University Press.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 499 pages)
Note Revision and expansion of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Princeton Theological Seminary, 1989.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction: The Von Balthasar Thesis and the Myth of the Neo-Orthodox Barth. 1. The Reigning Paradigm. 2. Where Do We Stand Now? 3. A New Paradigm. 4. Systematic Relevance of the Developmental Problem. Prologue: The Making of an Outsider (Geneva and Safenwil, 1909-August 1915). 1. The Marburg Background. 1. The Cultural Context of Barth's Earliest Dialectical Theology. 2. Upbringing and Student Years. 3. The Theological Situation at the Turn of the Century. 4. Marburg Neo-Kantianism. 5. Wilhelm Herrmann's Theology of Religious Experience. 6. Karl Barth's Earliest Theological Writings (Marburg and Geneva, July 1909-July 1911). 2. Socialism and Religious Socialism in Safenwil (July 1911-August 1915). 1. Before the Storm: Longing for a New World. 2. The Crisis of August 1914 in Letters and Sermons. 3. The Split in the Religious Socialist Movement and Barth's Break with Liberalism -- pt. I.
Dialectical Theology in the Shadow of a Process Eschatology (Safenwil, August 1915-January 1920). 3. The Righteousness of God (Safenwil, August 1915-November 1918). 1. The New Starting-Point. 2. God is God. 3. The Theology of Romans I. 4. Summary. 4. Theology in a Revolutionary Age (Safenwil, November 1918-January 1920). 1. Social-Political Factors in Barth's Further Development? 2. The Swiss Landesstreik of November 1918. 3. Political Writings of 1919. 4. The Tambach Lecture (25 September 1919). 5. Conclusion -- pt. II. Dialectical Theology in the Shadow of a Consistent Eschatology (Safenwil and Gottingen, January 1920-May 1924). 5. Shift to a Consistent Eschatology (Safenwil, January 1920-October 1920). 1. The Fundamental Problem Addressed in Romans II and its Solution. 2. Theology of Crisis or the Crisis of Theology? 3. Factors Contributing to Barth's Further Development (1919-1920). 6.
Clearing the Ground: The Theology of Romans II (Safenwil, October 1920-October 1921). 1. Circumstances of Composition. 2. Preliminary Observations.
3. Knowledge of God and Eschatology. 4. The Source of the Charge of Scepticism in Romans II. 5. Dialectics in Romans II. 6. The Emergence of a Critically Realistic Ethic in Romans II. 7. Political Action in Romans II. 8. The Church as the Locus of Judgement: Barth's Critique of Religion, the Church, and Doctrine. 9. Barth's Later Critique of Romans II. 7. Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology (Gottingen, October 1921-April 1924). 1. The Situation in Germany. 2. Life in Gottingen. 3. Modification and Elaboration of the Perspectives of Romans II (1921-1922). 4. The Second Academic Year in Gottingen (1922/3) -- pt. III. Dialectical Theology in the Shadow of an Anhypostatic-Enhypostatic Christology (First Stage: Pneumatocentrism, 1924-1936). 8. The Gottingen Dogmatics (Gottingen, April 1924 -- October 1925). 1. Shift from an Eschatological to a Christological Grounding of Theology. 2. Preparations for Dogmatics. 3.
Deus dixit. 4. Authority in the Church. 5. The Doctrine of the Trinity. 6. The Incarnation of God. 7. Footnote to Barth's Christology: The Debate with Erik Peterson. 8. The Doctrine of Election. 9. The End of Barth's Teaching Activities in Gottingen. 9. Professor of Dogmatics and New Testament Exegesis in Munster (October 1925-March 1930). 1. Preliminary Considerations. 2. A Challenging Conversation Partner: Roman Catholicism. 3. The Break-up of the Dialectical Theologians. 10. Fides quaerens intellectum (Bonn, March 1930-June 1935). 1. The End of the Weimar Republic. 2. Teaching Activities in Bonn. 3. What's New in Anselm? 4. Why "Church" Dogmatics? 5. Dismissal and Departure from Bonn -- pt. IV. Dialectical Theology in the Shadow of an Anhypostatic-Enhypostatic Christology (Second Stage: Christocentrism, 1936- ). 11. The Eternal Will of God in the Election of Jesus Christ (Basle, June 1935-October 1936). 1.
Christocentrism. 2. Reformation Celebrations in Geneva (1936). 3. God's Gracious Election.
Summary Barth was perhaps the most influential theologian of the 20th century. McCormack demonstrates that the fundamental decision which would control the whole of Barth's development was already made when Barth was at work on his first commentary on Romans.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191520372 (electronic bk.)
0191520373 (electronic bk.)
0198263376 0198269560
9780198263371 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 252583201
Additional Format Print version: McCormack, Bruce L. Karl Barth's critically realistic dialectical theology. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 (DLC) 94019487 (OCoLC)30623745

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