Karl Barth in Plain English is now available on Amazon Kindle, and soon in paperback format.
I’m incredibly excited for this book, which has been the product of years of reading and studying Karl Barth. In this book I hope to present a clear and concise overview of Barth’s major ideas; written for beginners, by a beginner.
The book resolves around the eight major ideas I’ve chosen to focus on from Barth’s thought. In between the major chapters on these ideas, I present “Sidebar” chapters and “Sermon” chapters. The sidebar chapters are the clarify a difficult aspect of Barth’s thought, or to engage him with contemporary issues. The sermon chapters include quotes from Barth’s sermons, which I have found helpful in understanding his theology.
Join me on Tuesday, June 13th for a Facebook Live celebration of the book, where I will answer questions, read excerpts, and discuss writing the book!
Here then is the table of contents for my new book:
The Structure of Barth’s Church Dogmatics
CHAPTER 1: Nein! to Natural Theology
SIDEBAR: God’s Humiliation and Natural Theology
SERMON: The Great “But”
CHAPTER 2: The Triune God of Revelation
SERMON: God Without Jesus
SIDEBAR: Mode of Being
CHAPTER 3: The Threefold Word of God
SIDEBAR: Biblical Inerrancy
SERMON: They Bear Witness to Me
CHAPTER 4: There is No Hidden God Behind the Back of Jesus Christ
SIDEBAR: The One Who Loves in Freedom
SIDEBAR: No Hidden Will of God
CHAPTER 5: The God of Election
SERMON: Preaching Election
CHAPTER 6: Creation and the Covenant
SIDEBAR: Non-Historical History
SERMON: The Fear of the Lord
CHAPTER 7: Reconciliation
SIDEBAR: Limited Atonement and Calvin’s “Horrible Decree”
SERMON: The Divine Life
SERMON: Have You Heard the News?
CHAPTER 8: The Church and Ethics
SERMON: You May
God With Us and For Us: a Closing Reflection
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