Academic journal article Theological Studies

Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology

Academic journal article Theological Studies

Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology

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Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology. Edited by Clifford B. Anderson and Bruce L. McCormack. Grand Rapids, Ml: Eerdmans, 2015. Pp. v + 237. $34.

This collection of essays honors and reflects upon Karl Barth's 1962 lectures in America which later became Evangelical Theology'. The eleven contributors are a combination of established and younger scholars who gathered at Princeton Theological Seminary on the fiftieth anniversary of Barth's visit. All are concerned with addressing Barth's theology and ethics as a living, dynamic theological project.

The volume is organized around four key topics: Historical Perspectives, Doctrinal and Ethical Perspectives, Barth in Dialogue with American Theologians, and Theological Existence in America. The number of contributors to each discussion varies, as does the length and depth of the four sections. The balance of the sections is quite good except for the final topic, which could use another essay.

Co-editor Clifford B. Anderson's introduction orients the reader to the story of Barth's trip to America and outlines the essays that follow. …

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