Barth continues his treatment of the Doctrine of Creation, turning his attention in the present volume away from creation in general (volume III.1) and focusing on the human creature in particular. This second part of the Doctrine of Creation showcases Barth's theological anthropology, which is based in christology. As such, Jesus Christ is the source for our knowledge of the nature of humanity who makes possible the prospect of relationship between the human and divine. By utilizing Martin Buber's concept of the I-Thou relation, Barth arrives at a relationally conceived interpretation of the imago Dei. Being human entails first, an encounter with the living God and second, an encounter with fellow-humanity, which is exemplified in the male-female relation. Barth concludes the volume with an examination of humanity as both soul and body as well as the human person's relation to time.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 688 Vendor: Continuum International Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
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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