Chapter

The Righteousness of God

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269560.003.0005
 The Righteousness of God

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Barth’s critique of Romans marked his first major effort to explain his new theology. He sought to establish an eschatologically conditioned theological realism which would overcome every attempt to ground theology in the human subject. He wanted to speak of a knowledge of God grounded in itself alone, place God’s reconciling activity in Christ beyond the reach of historical investigation, and faith beyond the reach of psychological investigation.

Keywords: Karl Barth; theological realism; knowledge of God; theology; eschatology; Romans

Chapter.  23712 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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