Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation

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Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation

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Challenging recent rejections of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s groundbreaking study of Karl Barth’s theology, Stephen Long argues that these interpreters are impatient with the nuances of Balthasar’s reading and fail to appreciate the longstanding theological friendship between the two. Long offers a substantial defense of Balthasar’s theological preoccupation with Barth’s thought and explores the friendship that developed between Balthasar and Barth. Re-evaluating Balthasar’s theological work on Barth, Saving Karl Barth provides a critical new reading of Balthasar’s original volume and a wider account of the systematic engagement Balthasar carried on throughout his career.

ISBN

9781451470147

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Augsburg Fortress Press

City

Minneapolis

Disciplines

Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. An Unlikely Friendship: Balthasar's "Conversations" with Barth

2. Presenting and Interpreting Karl Barth

3. Collapse of Balthasar's Interpretation

4. The Realm of God

5. The Realm of Ethics

6. The Realm of the Church: Renewal and Unity

7. Conclusion

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Index of Names and Subjects