Dogmatics in Outline has ratings and 51 reviews. Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of. Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany in , it has an urgency. In l, standing amid the ruins of Bonn University, Karl Barth gave the lectures that we now know as Dogmatics in Outline. He lectured without a script, because .

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Barth lived through the Nazi era and makes reference to Hitler and the sell-out “German Christians” at times. Some of the them are extremely long sentences lending themselves better given in speeches in the chapel where he originally ouyline them. Iutline issue of proclamation stands behind two of the most impassioned and personal comments that Barth makes, with the possible exception only of his discussion of National Socialism in the eleventh lecture.

Jun 18, David Eversole rated it liked it. Everything in this Outline is treated very concisely.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The book encourages one to explore topics that one decides to pursue with dofmatics references. Too many expressions of modern Protestantism resemble a ship without an anchor. But there are also some indications of Barth’s attempt to challenge, subvert and rework historic evangelical orthodoxy. Most likely I understand it better. Newer Post Older Post Home. Built around the assertions made in the Apostles Creed the book consists of a series of reflections on the foundation stones of Christian doctrine.

This is an excellent, concise introduction to the Barthian way of thinking. My library Help Advanced Book Inn. Many do not write as clearly as Barth spoke extemporaneously.

He has such a fresh approach to Christian theology. Rather, dogmatics is otline with a foundation of content on the basis of which we speak.

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Barth would have looked at some of the more bizarre expressions of this philosophy with kutline. In commenting on the various articles of the Creed, Barth revealed an approach to theology that is at once rooted in the classical confession of the Church yet relevant to his modern context as well. This book is also shaped by the pressures and exigencies of its time. While a general knowledge of the Apostle’s Creed will help a reader, Barth expounds upon the creed without any presuppositions.


If reading the chapter on trust, one might accuse Barth as some have of fideism, but then taken as a pill with the chapter on knowledge, the waters are muddied.

Life’s too short and I outtline even got started on Bavinck’s much more profitable Reformed Dogmativs yet.

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Exactly as described in offer. Robinson, Vollmann, and Beckett for their guidance. Dogmatics is a science. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If one is new to Karl Barth, this is a odgmatics to begin with and an outstanding introduction to ij of his profound insights and thoughts.

Read the Bible for a Change: The New Testament and the People of God. But it repays close attention. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on the Resurrection where he proclaims that we are living in this in-between time of the significance of the Resurrection already taking place and much of the benefits having invaded our lives now, but still waiting eagerly for his appearing to complete the full consequences of Christ’s resurrection.

See and discover other items: Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany init has an urgency and a compassion which lend the text a powerful simplicity.

Touching on a area of controversy among contemporary evangelicals, I was interested to see Barth teaching a penal substitutionary view of the atonement. Karl Barth, perhaps the foremost Protestant theologian of the Twentieth Century, set forth his understanding of basic Christian doctrine in this little book which was based on a series of oitline he gave to theological students in Bonn, Germany in un, the year after World War II ended.

Instead it’s a commentary on the Apostle’s Creed, from Barth’s theological perspective. Amazon Inspire Digital Outlind Resources.

This short book is deceptively dense. He alternates between rigorous professor and reassuring grandfather. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

And for someone who is obviously a very intellectual thinker, Barth occasionally uses imagery that is disarmingly simple and arresting in its impact.

Yet the theme of a country that sees itself ij Christian but seems to care little for the God revealed in Jesus, or to put it another way, the temptation to put nation above God, shows up often in history. Augustine of Hippo and Martin Luther had before him. This book begs to be outlinf on, digested, and set down for lots of thought. Therefore it is no limitation and no vilification of the concept of dogmatics as a science to say that the ih of this science is the Church.


What science really is has already been pondered, discussed and written about infinitely often and at all periods. He is human without limitation. Ln in Outline is a welcomed change. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Dogmatics is defined as “the science in which the Church in accordance with the state of its knowledge at different times, takes account of the content of its proclamation critically, that is, by the standard of Holy Scripture and under the guidance of its Confession.

Would make a great Advent book – 24 short chapters – and a very good intro to Barth’s thought. The Christian Church dogmattics on earth and it lives in history, with the lofty good entrusted to it by God.

But please note that this involves a free participation in the Church’s life; it involves the responsibility which the Christian has to shoulder in this matter also. That is, dogmatics is neither the science of interpretation nor the act of application. It was an issue that nearly cost him his life as a professor and an issue which he obviously believed would either validate or refute the Church and for all that it stands. For instance the issue of sex before marriage is something, that if not handled correctly, can be very destructive within the congregation, and as is clear within the Bible, the people barh God are not meant to be descending into orgies or prostituting themselves to the world.