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 […]

Karl Barth in 5 Minutes

 No one can learn Karl Barth in five minutes, of course. But here I aim to introduce you to what I think are a few of the central ideas in his theology.

Read Schleiermacher, for Barth’s Sake!

I am very pleased to announce that, after a year of intensive study, I have finished my new book, Schleiermacher in Plain English. I am extremely proud of this book. It challenged me more than anything else I’ve written, and […]

Barth in Conversation: Vol. 1 (Review)

Book: Barth in Conversation: Vol. 1, 1959-1962 ed. by Eberhard Busch [Amazon link] Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press [Publisher’s link] Overview: A straight-forward, engaging collection of conversations, Q&As, and interviews, Barth in Conversation was a joy to read. This text is essential for students of Barth’s theology, […]

Divine Interpretation by T.F. Torrance: a Review

Book: Divine Interpretation: Studies in Medieval and Modern Hermeneutics by Thomas F. Torrance (edited by Adam Nigh and Todd Speidell) (AMAZON LINK) Publisher: Pickwick Publications (an imprint of Wipf&Stock) (PUBLISHERS LINK) Overview: Released only this month, this collection of essays by Torrance is a […]