Philosophy, Preaching, and Prolegomena

Kenneth Oakes

in Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661169
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745577 | DOI:
Philosophy, Preaching, and Prolegomena

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Chapter Three follows Barth’s earlier ‘correspondence’ thesis into the 1924–6 Göttingen Dogmatics and the 1927 Christliche Dogmatik. While Barth is growing more cautious about the correspondence thesis, and even critical of some of its presuppositions, its presence is still felt and noted in his works, as is the desire for theology’s ‘independence.’ Barth is also beginning to the expansive scope of theology’s domain. Likewise, a new theme regarding theology and philosophy which Barth raises at this time is also covered: the relationship between philosophy and biblical interpretation. Barth’s praise and criticisms of Wilhelm Herrmann are discussed, as well as Barth’s interactions in the mid 1920s with Emil Brunner and Rudolf Bultmann concerning the relationship between theology and philosophy.

Keywords: Barth; theology and philosophy; independence; herrmann; Brunner; Bultmann; Kant; Heidegger; biblical interpretation

Chapter.  17440 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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