Table of Contents

1. Displacing Patriotism
Swiss patriotism as mediator of Christian socialism
Barth's break with liberal theology
Restoring the Spirit of Pentecost
2. Discarding false foundations
The Gottingen years
The move to Munster
3. Nationalism as idolatry
From Dogmatics to Homiletics
Responding to the rise of National Socialism
Dogmatics against idolatry
4. Election, Nation and State
Reworking Calvin on election and the state
The theological response to the Second World War
The ethical implications of election
5. Encountering our neighbours
Israel and the providential order
Nationhood within the Command of God
Nationhood according to theological exegesis
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