The Marburg Background

Bruce L. McCormack

in Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269564
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600678 | DOI:
 The Marburg Background

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This chapter explores Karl Barth’s theological and political writings prior to the First World War. It begins with a discussion on his upbringing and student years, and the theological situation at the turn of the century. Barth’s earliest writings showed him to be a very dedicated follower of Wilhelm Herrmann’s theology. These also reflected his strong attachment to the general epistemological theory of Cohen and Natorp.

Keywords: Karl Barth; theology; Wilhelm Herrmann

Chapter.  19338 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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