A diverse collection of essays exploring the German theologian Karl Barth's contribution to the theology of the Trinity.
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Published: May 2012
Published: June 2012
Karl Barth was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding theological thinkers of the twentieth century. Referred to by some as the 'father' of the Church, his influence upon the doctrine of the Trinity continues to be a commanding presence. Barth understood that it is from Trinitarian teaching that Christian dogmatics derives what it has to say about the relationship between God and humanity. Most fundamental is the role of the Holy Spirit in our knowledge of God and His being as a trinity in unity. Barth's work, the popularity of which has seen resurgence in recent years, has occasioned appreciation, critique and rejection. These essays testify to this conflict, the accessibility of Barth's doctrinal conventions and the 'inexhaustible resourcefulness' of his theologies.
Trinitarian Theology after Barth draws together scholars who engage in the doctrine of the Trinity and the related themes. Barth's thought allows for a variety of interpretations, and it is this that gives such vibrancy to the essays in this volume, written by seasoned Barth scholars and voices new to the debate.
Myk Habets is Lecturer in Systematic Theology, and Director of the R.J. Thompson Centre for Theological Studies at Carey Baptist College and Graduate School, Auckland, New Zealand. His publications include Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance (2009) and The Anointed Son (2010).
Phillip Tolliday teaches Anglican Studies and Systematic Theology at St Barnabas' College, School of Theology. He has been co-editor of Dialogue Australasia, and is currently the series co-editor for volumes on the interface between philosophy and theology.
This exciting new volume is a distinctive and important addition to Barth studies. The essays are noteworthy for their interpretative rigor and constructive ambition; they supply a vivid sense of what it means to think with, after, and beyond Barth in the present day. Highly recommended. Paul Dafydd Jones, Assistant Professor of Western Religious Thought, University of Virginia
She identifies the key trajectory for Barth studies going forward. Readers of the collection, pastors and theologians, will take up the challenge. Beau Pihlaja, in Theological Book Review, Vol 24, No 2
Each contributor has encountered [Barth's] work and provides a response to it, in pieces that range in topic from God to biomedical ethics. Church Times, 23 May 2014