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Book Reviews


The Center for Barth Studies is proud to provide high-quality reviews of monographs using Karl Barth’s theology for free to scholars and the interested public. If you are interested in writing a review for the Center for Barth Studies, or would like to submit a volume for review, please e-mail the reviews editor at barth.reviews@ptsem.edu.

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The Making of Stanley Hauerwas

David B. Hunsicker. The Making of Stanley Hauerwas: Bridging Barth and Postliberalism, New Explorations in Theology (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019), xvi +234 pp. $40.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Luke Zerra (May 28, 2020)


Simul Sanctification: Barth’s Hidden Vision for Human Transformation

Jeff McSwain. Simul Sanctification: Barth’s Hidden Vision for Human Transformation (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018), 334 pp. $39.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Taylor Telford (May 21, 2020)


Reading Karl Barth for the Church

Kimlyn Bender. Reading Karl Barth for the Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019), 321 pp. $26.99 (paperback).

Reviewed by Blair Bertrand (April 30, 2020)


The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality

Martin Westerholm. The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), xiii + 249 pp. $115.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Laura Lysen (December 05, 2019)


The Affirmations of Reason: On Karl Barth’s Speculative Theology

Sigurd Baark. The Affirmations of Reason: On Karl Barth’s Speculative Theology (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), xiii + 291 pp. $109.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Justin Coyle (September 09, 2019)