This third part in the Doctrine of Creation continues the analysis of the relation between God and creation, beginning with an exposition of divine providence. Following the three-fold conservatio, concursus, gubernatio of the older orthodox dogmatics, Barth describes God's preserving, accompanying, and ruling the earthly existence of all creatures as their Lord and Father. Following the doctrine of providence, Barth examines the opposition and resistance to God's lordship, which he terms das Nichtige (translated primarily as nothingness). Also included in the volume is Barth's examination of angelology, which centers on angels as messengers of God rather than speculating into their nature. Barth concludes by treating the demonic opponents of God's ambassadors, who are exemplified as forces of chaos.
Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today.
Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian.
T&T Clark International is now proud to be publishing the only complete English translation of the Church Dogmatics in paperback.
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