Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology

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:
 Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology

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This chapter chronicles Karl Barth’s teaching career in Göttingen, Germany in the 1920s. During his first five semesters in Göttingen, his attitude towards doctrine became more positive, and he came to view the Church as a locus of authority in theology rather than the locus of judgement. Aside from the transformation of his esteem for the Church, Barth began analysing the problem of the contingency of revelation, i.e., what it means to affirm that one piece of history has been qualified by revelation as the site of the salvation history. This sets the stage for a thorough reconsideration of the doctrine of incarnation.

Keywords: Karl Barth; teaching; incarnation; revelation; Church

Chapter.  13474 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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