Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism is an innovative collection seeks to build bridges between the theology of Karl Barth and contemporary American evangelicalism and provide the impetus for moving evangelical engagement with Barth to a new level. The scholarly insights offered here shed much light on current trends in Protestant theology and show how Barth's thought can enrich evangelical interaction with current theological movements.
Contributors & Essays:
How Can an Elephant Undestand a Whale and Vice Versa?" The Dutch Origins of Cornelius Van Til's Appraisal of Karl Barth
Beyond the Battle for the Bible: What Evangelicals Missed in Van Til's Critique of Barth
D. G. Hart
Karl Barth, American Evangelicals, and Kant
John E. Hare
A Theology of Experience? Karl Barth and the Transcendental Argument
Clifford B. Anderson
Covenant, Election, and Incarnation: Evaluating Barth's Actualist Christology
Michael S. Horton
History in Harmony: Karl Barth on the Hypostatic Union
The Church in Karl Barth and Evangelicalism: Conversations across the Aisle
Kimlyn J. Bender
The Being and Act of the Church: Barth and the Future of Evangelical Ecclesiology
Keith L. Johnson
So That He may be Merciful to All: Karl Barth and the Problem of Universalism
Bruce L. McCormack
Evangelical Questioning of Election in Barth: A Pneumatalogical Perspective from the Reformed Heritage
But Did it Really Happen? Frei, Henry, and Barth on Historical Reference and Critical RealismJason A. Springs
No Comprehensive Views, No Final Conclusions: Karl Barth, Open-Ended Dogmatics, and the Emerging ChurchJohn R. Franke
Ontological Violence and the Covenant of Grace: An Engagement between Karl Barth and Radical OrthodoxyKevin W. Hector
Stanley Hauerwas and Karl Barth: Matters of Christology, Church, and State
Todd V. Cioffi
Afterword: Reflections on Van Til's Critique of Barth
Bruce L. McCormack
"Barth and the evangelicals have a complicated history, punctuated by periodic attempts to define the relationship. This carefully edited set of essays is the most rigorous, informed, and programmatic intervention so far. It illuminates old fights (Van Til's critique), explores new territory (the emergent church movement, Radical Orthodoxy), and above all defines the doctrinal loci where the interests of evangelical theology and the legacy of Barth intersect."
All too often evangelicals have reduced their treatment of Karl Barth's theology to trying to figure out if he is a 'good guy' or a 'bad guy.' In this volume, taking a different path, we find serious and nuanced engagement with Barths theology, a learned appreciation of his historical location, and a real willingness both to critique and to learn from him. The publication of this book will be hugely helpful for students of twentieth-century theology.
Kelly M. Kapic
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