The Eternal Will of God in the Election of Jesus Christ

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 Eternal Will of God in the Election of Jesus Christ

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This chapter explores the “christocentrism” in Barth’s theology. For Barth, “christocentrism” refers to the attempt to understand every doctrine from a centre in God’s Self-revelation in Jesus Christ. “Christocentrism” was a methodological rule, and not a priori principle. It is shown that a lecture by Parisian pastor Pierre Maury on the subject of election paved the way for a form of “christocentrism” synonymous with the name of Karl Barth.

Keywords: Karl Barth; christocentrism; theological development; election

Chapter.  4233 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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