Reading Karl Barth for the Church

Kimlyn J. Bender


Barcode: 9780801097584

Release date: 30/06/2019

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Leading Barth interpreter Kimlyn Bender provides an introduction to the essence of Barth's theology, emphasizing themes that speak to the concerns of the church, the pastorate, and Christian ministry.Reading Karl Barth for the Church serves as a companion to the first volume of Barth's Church Dogmatics, offering straightforward help for reading and understanding that work in its entirety. Bender provides a close reading of the first volume, with extended commentary on and discussion of significant themes and arguments of particular relevance to the contemporary church and its life. Written with seminarians in mind and geared to the needs of the church, this guide helps readers develop the skills necessary to read more of Barth's writings. It includes reading schedules (for both the first volume and the complete Church Dogmatics) and discussion questions for individuals and groups. It can be read from cover to cover as an accompanying textbook to Church Dogmatics or serve as a reference work for understanding specific passages.


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