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The second half of the Doctrine of God begins with Barth's creative reformulation of Calvin's doctrine of election. This innovative rethinking of election is christologically grounded and moves beyond the often vexing issue of "double predestination." Rather than speculating about an inscrutable divine decision to elect or reject certain individuals, Barth's thought leads him to affirm a universal election. Jesus Christ is viewed as both the elect and the electing God, who bore humanity's rejection through the cross. The second part of the present volume examines the problem and task of theological ethics by way of its origin in God's command.
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.