Chapter

Conclusion: Grace and Eschatology

Christopher Asprey

in Eschatological Presence in Karl Barth's Göttingen Theology

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584703
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723209 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584703.003.0008
 						Conclusion: Grace and Eschatology

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This concluding chapter takes up the line of argument pursued throughout the rest of the book by suggesting that Barth's theology in Göttingen is best explained in terms of his awareness of the eschatological character of grace. This understanding of grace underpins the way in which he renders individual components of his dogmatics, as well as its central structural features. It remains an open question whether the ‘empty space’ Barth leaves in his dogmatics for grace serves to bring the latter into focus, or whether grace is marginalised to such a degree that its very reality becomes questionable, generating the various dilemmas that have been indicated previously in the book.

Keywords: dogmatics; eschatology; grace; structure

Chapter.  2542 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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