Dogmatics in Outline has ratings and 51 reviews. Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of. Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany in , it has an urgency. In l, standing amid the ruins of Bonn University, Karl Barth gave the lectures that we now know as Dogmatics in Outline. He lectured without a script, because .

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We live in redeemed time – the kingdom of God is within us. My review in certain ways then may turn out to be more helpful than a seasoned Barthian, at least in terms of understanding, bewilderment, and dpgmatics.

Karl Barth, perhaps the foremost Protestant theologian of the Twentieth Century, set forth his understanding of basic Christian doctrine in this little book which was based on a series of lectures he gave to theological students in Bonn, Germany inthe year after World War II ended. Jesus Christ Ch However, it is ANZAC day today so I have the day off work yayand as well as writing a rather steamy chapter of my post-modern piece of rubbish, I thought I would also write a few more commentaries on Goodreads if only to try a boost the number of reviews I have written since I am currently number 4 in Australia, and have dropped down somewhat from number 2.

If this state of belief were reached after careful theological reflection, it would be legitimate as a matter of conviction. Christ is also the evidence that God has identified with those suffering. Barth appears to offer a mediating position. This little book may not give Barth’s definitive view of dogmatic theology. That being so, we have cause to speak modestly and humbly of what the Church is capable of, and therefore also of the Church work that we are doing here-namely, dogmatics.

I usually took one chapter a day. It believes and confesses, that is, it speaks and acts on the basis of the message based on God Himself in Christ.

Kierkegaard isn’t the be-all-end-all. Life’s too short and I haven’t even got started on Bavinck’s much more profitable Reformed Dogmatics yet. Barth posits proclamation into the very meaning of dogmatics. Because Dogmatics in Outline derives from very particular circumstances namely the lectures Barth gave in war-shattered Germany init has an urgency and a compassion which lend the text a powerful simplicity.


The contrast between faith as trust and as knowledge was and is still difficult for me to totally understand in the context of this discussion.

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I particularly enjoyed the chapter on the Resurrection where he proclaims that we are living in this in-between time of the significance of the Resurrection already taking place and much of the benefits having invaded our lives now, but still waiting eagerly for his appearing to complete the full consequences of Christ’s resurrection.

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Review quote “An excellent summary of and introduction to Berthian theology. This is a mentally and spiritually stimulating book. Books by Karl Barth. Barth certainly would have recoiled at the American believers who suggest that their beliefs in God do not affect their political understandings or their stances on social issues While a general knowledge of the Apostle’s Creed will help a reader, Barth expounds upon the creed without any presuppositions.

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Dogmatics in Outline

Harper Perennial; st edition September 2, Language: There is much helpful and stimulating material in these lectures. Everything in this Outline is treated very concisely. If oktline is new to Karl Barth, this is a book to begin with and an outstanding introduction to many of his profound insights and thoughts. He appeals to Calvin in his discussion of the creation and of the Church 58, Trivia About Dogmatics in Outline.

Francis, spread the Gospel, and use words only if necessary. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A powerful summation of the Christian faith. I recently received my review copy of this book and very good it is so far.

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Such is the lordship of Jesus Christ, who stands before God, taking upon himself what belongs to us. Barth’s major work is a 13 volume book called Church Dogmatics which I am unlikely to read however this work is more of a cut down version that uses the Apostles Creed as a springboard for his discussions.


Ships from and sold by Amazon. Description Barth stands before us as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, yet the massive corpus of work which he left behind, the multi volume Church Dogmatics, can seem daunting and formidable to readers today. Rather, it means that you take the message of Christ, which is necessarily offensive and intrusive as it speaks to all areas of human life, and communicate it in such a way that lost men and women in a particular society may comprehend it.

Harper CollinsSep 2, – Philosophy – pages. That makes the book sound really long, but in fact it is quite short, especially when you compare it to Barth’s volume Church Dogmatics. Looking for beautiful books? That was a terrible movie, strange that they would use it. Jun 12, Scott rated it really liked it.

Barth’s Christiology was a breath of needed fresh air and needs a resurgence in American Evangelicalism. At best it can inspire and initiate that study.

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Andrew McGowan warns, “It is notoriously easy to read dogmatlcs section of Barth and to assume that one understands his view on a particular subject only to turn to another dogmaticw of the Church Dogmatics and to find the subject examined from a different perspective that sheds new light on the whole matter.

The subject of dogmatics is the Christian Church. Sep 20, David Campton rated it liked it Shelves: Yet, he would still call these lectures “a document of our time” 8. Despite its brevity the book makes a tremendous impact, which in this new edition will now be felt by a fresh generation of readers.

This outlins to a break within the church and the creation of the Confessing Church which stood against the regime and its atrocities. That is, the truthfulness or falseness of our claims is determined by their fidelity to the biblical text.