How to Read Karl Barth

Here I discuss how I recommend reading Karl Barth, including a guide to his “Church Dogmatics,” and a brief look at some of the secondary literature on him.

Books by Barth:

Dogmatics in Outline

Evangelical Theology: An Introduction

Church Dogmatics



Epistle to the Romans

Deliverance to the Captives

Barth in Conversation (3 Vols)

(Not mentioned in the video):

The Humanity of God

The Faith of the Church

Christ and Adam

Books on Barth:

Eberhard Busch: Karl Barth

T. F. Torrance: Karl Barth

George Hunsinger: How to Read Karl Barth

Bruce McCormack: Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology

Geoffrey Bromiley: Introduction to Karl Barth

Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth

Eberhard Jüngel: God’s Being is In Becoming

(Not mentioned in the video):

George Hunsinger: Karl Barth and Radical Politics

Bruce McCormack: Orthodox and Modern

My book on Barth:

Karl Barth in Plain English 

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