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2017 Books about Karl Barth

This list of new and forthcoming titles has been compiled by the Center for Barth Studies. We are striving to be exhaustive, so if there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to contact us. We will continue to update and search for new and upcoming titles about Karl Barth.

  • Barth, Karl. The Christian Life. T&T Clark Cornerstone Series. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
  • Barth, Karl. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Edited by David Nelson. Translated by Ross White. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
  • Barth, Karl. Gesamtausgabe: Vorträge und kleinere Arbeiten, 1934-1935. Vol. 52. Edited and Translated by Michael Beintker, Michael Hüttenhoff and Peter Zocher. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2017.
  • Barth, Karl. A Shorter Commentary on Romans. Translated by D.H. van Daalen. Edited by Maico M. Michielin. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Bender, Kimlyn J. Karl Barth’s Christological Ecclesiology. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Böhl, Herman de Liagre. Miskotte. Theoloog in de branding, 1894-1976. Amsterdam: Prometheus-Bert Bakker, 2017.
  • Burgess, Anthony. The Ascension in Karl Barth. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Dawson, R. Dale. The Resurrection in Karl Barth. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Galli, Mark. Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017. (September 28)
  • Haley, James. Humanity of Christ: The Significance of the Anhypostasis and Enhypostasis in Karl Barth’s Christology. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2017.
  • Lee, Daniel D. Double Particularity: Karl Barth, Contextuality, and Asian American Theology. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • Migliore, Daniel L., ed. Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.
  • Molnar, Paul. Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity: In Dialogue with Karl Barth and Contemporary Theology. 2nd Edition. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
  • Nimmo, Paul T. Barth: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
  • Rieger, Klaus-Dieter. Heiliger Geist und Wirklichkeit: Erich Schaeders Pneumatologie und Die Kritik Karl Barths. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017.
  • Rodríguez, Rubén. Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. (October 31)
  • Sheveland, John N. Piety and Responsibility: Patterns of Unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika. Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology, and Biblical Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Veeneman, Mary. Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017. (November 7)
  • Yocum, John. Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.

Forthcoming in 2018:

  • Barth, Karl and Brunner, Emil. Karl Barth-Emil Brunner Correspondence. Edited and Translated by David Gilland. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018.
  • Busch, Eberhard. My Time with Karl Barth: Diaries 1965-1968. Translated by Darrell Guder. New York: T&T Clark, 2018.
  • Robertson, Greg. Karl Barth and the Prophetic Voice of Jesus Christ: The Lord as Vivit!, Regnant!, and Triumphant! Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2018.

2000-2012 books about karl barth

This list of 2012 titles related to the life and theology of Karl Barth that has been compiled by the Center for Barth Studies. If there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to email us: barth.center@ptsem.edu.

2012

  • Dahlke, Benjamin. Karl Barth, Catholic Renewal, and Vatican II. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012.
  • DeJonge, Michael P. Bonhoeffer’s Theological Formation: Berlin, Barth, and Protestant Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Demson, David. Hans Frei and Karl Barth: Different Ways of Reading Scripture. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2012.
  • Holder, Rodney. The Heavens Declare: Natural Theology and the Legacy of Karl Barth. Conshohocken: Templeton Press, 2012.
  • Hopfner, Christoph. Die Taufe bei Karl Barth. Munich: Grin Verlag, 2012.
  • Hunsinger, George, ed. Thy Word is Truth: Barth on Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.
  • Hybets, Myk and Grow, Bobby, eds. Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
  • Johnson, Adam J. God’s Being in Reconciliation: The Theological Basis of the Unity and Diversity of the Atonement in the Theology of Karl Barth. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012.
  • La Montagne, D. Paul. Barth and Rationality: Critical Realism in Theology. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2012.
  • Langdon, Adrian. God the Eternal Contemporary: Trinity, Eternity, and Time in Karl Barth. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2012.
  • Oakes, Kenneth. Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Reinhart, David L. Prayer as Memory: Toward the Comparative Study of Prayer as Apocalyptic Language and Thought. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
  • Resch, Dustin. Barth’s Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery. Barth Studies. London: Routledge, 2012.
  • Thomas, Gunter, Brouwer, Rinse H. Reeling, and McCormack, Bruce, eds. Dogmatics After Barth: Facing Challenges in Church, Society, and the Academy. Leipzig: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.
  • Thompson, John. Christ in the Perspective of Karl Barth. Edinburgh: The Saint Andrew Press, 2012.
  • Van Buren, Paul M. Austin Dogmatics: 1957-1958. Edited by Ellen T. Charry. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2012.
  • Webb, Stephen. Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Webster, John. Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason. New York: T&T Clark, 2012.

2011

  • Bradbury, Rosalene. Cross Theology: The Classical Theologia Crucis and Karl Barth’s Modern Theology of the Cross. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
  • Busch, Eberhard. Meine Zeit mit Karl Barth: Tagebuch 1965-1968. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.
  • Dempsey, Michael T., ed. Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
  • Giles, Emery and Levering Matthew, eds. Oxford Handbook of the Trinity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Green, Christopher C. Doxological Theology: Karl Barth on Divine Providence, Evil, and Angels. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: T&T Clark, 2011.
  • Habets, Myk and Tolliday, Phillip., eds. Trinitarian Theology After Barth. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
  • McCormack, Bruce and Anderson, Clifford B., eds. Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
  • Oakes, Kenneth. Reading Karl Barth: A Companion to Karl Barth’s Epistle to the Romans. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2011.
  • Phan, Peter C., ed. Cambridge Companion to the Trinity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Price, Robert. Letters of the Divine Word: The Perfections of God in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: T&T Clark, 2011.
  • Robinson, Dominic. Understanding the Imago Dei: the thought of Barth, von Balthasar, and Moltmann. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.
  • White, Thomas Joseph., ed. The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or Wisdom of God? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

2010

  • Johnson, Keith L. Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis. T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: T&T Clark, 2010.

2016 Books about Karl Barth

This list of 2016 titles related to the life and theology of Karl Barth that has been compiled by the Center for Barth Studies. If there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to email us: barth.center@ptsem.edu.

  • Asbill, Brian D. The Freedom of God for Us: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Divine Aseity. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
  • Barth, Karl. A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth’s WWII Sermons. Translated and Edited by William Klempa. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2016.
  • Beintker, Michael. Barth Handbuch. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
  • Blänker, Manfred and Kunze, Axel Bernd. Rote Fahnen, bunte Bänder: Korporierte Sozialdemokraten von Lassalle bis heute. Bonn: Dietz J H, 2016.
  • Carson, D.A. ed. The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.
  • Casper, Matthias, Gabriel, Karl, and Reuter, Hans-Richard eds. Kapitalismuskritik im Christentum: Positionen und Diskurse in der Weimarer Republik und der frühen Bundesrepublik. Frankfurt: Campus-Verlag, 2016.
  • Chan, John. Gebet ALS Christliches Sein, Leben Und Tun: Die Bedeutung Und Funktion Des Gebets Fur Die Theologie Der Analogia Fidei Karl Barths. Arbeiten Zur Systematischen Theologie. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2016.
  • Cortez, Marc. Christological Anthropology in Historical Perspective: Ancient and Contemporary Approaches to Theological Anthropology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.
  • Coutts, Jon. A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church. New Explorations in Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
  • Currie, Thomas Christian. The Only Sacrament Left to Us: The Threefold Word of God in the Theology and Ecclesiology of Karl Barth. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.
  • Fout, Jason A. Fully Alive: The Glory of God and the Human Creature in Karl Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Theological Exegesis of Scripture. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
  • Gallaher, Brandon. Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Guretzki, David. An Explorer’s Guide to Karl Barth. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
  • Jamir, Imliwabang. Vocation in Christ: Naga Christian Theology in Conversation with Karl Barth. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2016.
  • Jütte, Stephan R. Analogie statt Übersetzung : eine theologische Selbstreflexion auf den inneren Zusammenhang von Glaubensgrund, Glaubensinhalt und Glaubensweise in Auseinandersetzung mit Jürgen Habermas. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
  • Kirkland, Scott A. Into the Far Country: Karl Barth and the Modern Subject. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Kirkpatrick, Matthew D. Engaging Bonhoeffer: The Impact and Influence of Bonhoeffer’s Life and Thought. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Klein, Rebekka A. Depotenzierung der Souveränität Religion und politische Ideologie bei Claude Lefort, Slavoj Zizek und Karl Barth. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
  • Levering, Matthew. Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
  • Leyden, Michael. Doctrine in Practice: Introducing Karl Barth’s Moral Theology. Cambridge: Grove Books, 2016.
  • Marion, Jean-Luc and Lewis, Stephen E. Givenness and Revelation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Maury, Pierre. Election, Barth, and the French Connection: How Pierre Maury Gave a “decisive Impetus” to Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Election. Edited by Simon Hatrell. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.
  • McGrath, Alister E. Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology. Malden: John Wily & Sons, 2016.
  • Morrison, Stephen D. Welcome Home: The Good News of Jesus. Beloved Publishing LLC, 2016.
  • Moyse, Ashley John, Kirkland, Scott A, and McDowell, John C., eds. Correlating Sobornost: Conversations between Karl Barth and the Russian Orthodox Tradition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Mueller, David L. Karl Barth: Makers of the Modern Theological Mind. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2016. (Reprint of 1972 edition)
  • Nelson, R. David. Indicative of Grace - Imperative of Freedom: Essays in honour of Eberhard Jüngel in his 80th Year. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
  • Nimmo, Paul and Fergusson, David, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • Petershans, Sören. Offenbarung des Namens und versöhntes Leben Eine Untersuchung zur Gotteslehre bei Kornelis Heiko Miskotte. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2016.
  • Põder, Thomas-Andreas. Solidarische Toleranz Band 156 Karl Barths kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus. Göttingen: Vandernhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.
  • Potter, Dylan David. Angelology: Recovering Higher-Order Beings as Emblems of Transcendence, Immanence, and Imagination. Eugene: Cascade books, 2016.
  • Rentz, Renja. Schuld in der Seelsorge: Historische Perspektiven und gegenwärtige Praxis. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2016.
  • Rosner, Jennifer M. Healing the Schism: Barth, Rosenzweig, and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Smythe, Shannon Nicole. Forensic Apocalyptic Theology: Karl Barth and the Doctrine of Justification. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Trowitzsch, Michael, Beintker, Michael, and Plasger, Georg. Karl Barth als Lehrer der Versöhnung (1950-1968) Vertiefung - Öffnung - Hoffnung. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2016.
  • Tseng, Shao Kai. Karl Barth’s Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and Development, 1920-1953. New Explorations in Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
  • Webster, John. Word and Church: Essays in Christian Dogmatics. T&T Clark Cornerstones. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
  • Webster, John. Confessing God: Essays in Christian Dogmatics II. T&T Clark Cornerstones. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
  • Zu Hörste-Bührer, Raphaela J. Meyer. Gott und Menschen in Beziehungen: Impulse Karl Barths für relationale Ansätze zum Verständnis christlichen Glaubens. Forschungen zur Reformierten Theologie 6. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukircher Theologie, 2016.

2015 Books about Karl Barth

This list of 2015 titles related to the life and theology of Karl Barth that has been complied by the Center for Barth Studies. If there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to email us: barth.center@ptsem.edu.

  • Altmann, Konrad. Gebot, Gesetz und Evangelium. Paul Althaus’ Kritik an Karl Barths Verständnis von Evangelium und Gesetz. Norderstedt: GRIN Verlag, 2015.
  • Anderson, Clifford and McCormack, Bruce eds. Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty-Year Perspective. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
  • Bender, Kimlyn J. Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.
  • Bergner, Gerhard. Urn der Sache Willen: Karl Barths Schriftauslegung in der Kirchlichen Dogmatik. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Cocksworth, Ashley. Karl Barth on Prayer. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Collins Winn, Christian T. and John L. Drury, eds. Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2015.
  • Congdon, David W. The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
  • Currie, Thomas. The Only Sacrament Left to Us: The Threefold Word of God in the Theology and Ecclesiology of Karl Barth. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
  • Deddo, Gary W. Karl Barth’s Theology of Relations, Volumes 1 and 2: Trinitarian, Christological, and Human - Towards an Ethic of the Family. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2015.
  • Fout, Jason. Fully Alive: The Glory of God and the Human Creature in Karl Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Theological Exegesis of Scripture. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Freudenberg, Matthias and Ulrichs, Hans-Georg, eds. Karl Barth und Wilhelm Niesel Briefwechsel 1924-1968. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Gm, 2015.
  • Gilland, David Andrew. Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner’s Earlier Dialectical Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Gockel, Matthias and Leiner, Martin, eds. Karl Barth und Friedrich Schleiermacher: zur Neubestimmung ihres Verhältnisses. Göttingen: Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Griswold, Daniel M. Triune Eternality: God’s Relationship to Time in the Theology of Karl Barth. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
  • Hunsinger, George. Conversational Theology: Essays on Ecumenical, Postliberal, and Political Themes with Special Reference to Karl Barth. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Hunsinger, George. Evangelical, Catholic, and Reformed: Doctrinal Essays on Barth and Related Themes. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Hunsinger, George. Reading Barth with Charity: A Hermeneutical Proposal. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.
  • Hunsinger, George. The Beatitudes. New York: Paulist Press, 2015.
  • Jehle, Frank. Von Johannes auf Patmos bis zu Karl Barth: Theologische Arbeiten aus zwei Jahrzehnten. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2015.
  • Johnson, Patrick W.T. The Mission of Preaching: Equipping the Community for Faithful Witness. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.
  • Kilner, John F. Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Löser, Werner. Geschenkte Wahrheit: Annäherung an das Werk Hans Urs von Balthasars. Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 2015.
  • Massmann, Alexander. Citizenship in Heaven and on Earth: Karl Barth’s Ethics. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
  • Molnar, Paul D. Faith, Freedom, and the Spirit: Trinity in Barth, Torrance, and Contemporary Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.
  • Morrison, Stephen D. We Belong: Trinitarian Good News. Beloved Publishing LLC, 2015.
  • Moyse, Ashley John. Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics. Content and Context in Theological Ethics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Nelson, David R., Sarisky, Darren and Stratis, Justin, eds. Theological Theology: Essays in Honor of John Webster. London: T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Park, Sungchole. Politische Theologie bei Karl Barth, Helmut Gollwitzer und Jürgen Moltmann: Eine politisch-hermeneutische Untersuchung zum Zusammenhang vom Linksbarthianismus und der “neuen” politischen Theologie. Cologne: Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2015.
  • Norwood, Donald. Reforming Rome: Karl Barth and Vatican II. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Reeling Brouwer, Rinse H. Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy. Burlington: Ashgate, 2015.
  • Reichel, Hanna. Theologie Als Bekenntnis: Karl Barths Kontextuelle Lekture Des Heidelberger Katechismus. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Ringleben, Joachim. Sprachloses Wort? Zur Kritik an Barths und Tillichs Worttheologie – von der Sprache her. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Roberts, Justin Mandela. Sacred Rhetoric: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Participatory Tradition. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2015.
  • Rusterholz, Heinrich. “… als ob unseres Nachbars Haus nicht in Flammen stünde” Paul Vogt, Karl Barth und das Schweizerische Evangelische Hilfswerk fur die Bekennende Kirche in Deutschland 1937-1947. Zurich: Theologischer Verlag, 2015.
  • Solberg, Mary M., ed. A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
  • Spencer, Archie. The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability. Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.
  • Stout, Tracey Mark. A Fellowship of Baptism: Karl Barth’s Ecclesiology in Light of His Understanding of Baptism. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
  • Thurneysen, Eduard. Das Römerbriefmansuskript habe ich Gelesen: Eduard Thurneysens gessamelte Briefe und Kommentare aus der Entstehungszeit von Karl Barths Römerbrief II (1920-1921). Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2015.
  • Viazovski, Yaroslav. Image and Hope: John Calvin and Karl Barth on Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
  • Westerholm, Martin. The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Williams, Stephen. The Election of Grace: A Riddle without a Resolution? Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
  • Willimon, William. How Odd of God: Chosen for the Curious Vocation of Preaching. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2015.
  • Worthington, Ethan. The Claim of God: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Sanctification in His Earlier Theology. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

2014 books about karl barth

This list of 2014 titles related to the life and theology of Karl Barth that has been complied by the Center for Barth Studies. If there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to email us: barth.center@ptsem.edu.

  • Anderson, Raymond. Karl Barth’s Table Talk: Transcripts of His Students at the Bruderholz Restaurant in Basel During the Years 1958-1963. Lewiston: Edwin Mellin, 2014.
  • Anderson, Cynthia Peters. Reclaiming Participation: Christ as God’s Life for All. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Bender, Kimlyn J. Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014.
  • Bradbury, John. Perpetually Reforming: A Theology of Church Reform and Renewal. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
  • Brettmann, Stephanie Mar. Theories of Justice: A Dialogue with Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, and Karl Barth. Princeton Theological Monograph Series.Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.
  • Collins Winn, Christian and Drury, John L. eds. Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2014.
  • Cornell, Mark. Shepherds of the Empire: Germany’s Conservative Protestant Leadership, 1888-1919. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
  • Diller, Kevin. Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response. Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014.
  • Drury, John. The Resurrected God: Karl Barth’s Trinitarian Theology of Easter. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Ensminger, Sven. Karl Barth’s Theology as a Resource for a Christian Theology of Religions. Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
  • Eugenio, Dick O.. Communion with the Triune God: The Trinitarian Soteriology of T.F. Torrance. Princeton Theological Monographs. Eugene: Pickwick, 2014.
  • Gabriel, Andrew K. Barth’s Doctrine of Creation: Creation, Nature, Jesus, and Trinity. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2014.
  • Griffiths, Phillip D.R. From Calvin to Barth: A Return to Protestant Orthodoxy? Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
  • Hennecke, Susanne. Karl Barth in den Niederland Teil 1: Theologische, Kulturelle, und poltische Rezeptionen (1919-1960). Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2014.
  • Hoefhienz, Marco. Er ist unser Friede”: Karl Barths christologische Grundlegung der Friedensethik im Gespräch mit John Howard Yoder. Forschungen zur systematischen und okumenischen Theologie. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2014.
  • Jung, Dong Gon. Allgemeine und spezielle Offenbarung in der reformierten Tradition: Calvin, Barth, Brunner. Regensburg: S. Roderer Verlag, 2014.
  • Kapic, Kelly M. ed. Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014.
  • Kim, JinHyok. The Spirit of God and the Christian Life: Reconstructing Karl Barth’s Pneumatology. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Kim, Sung-Sup. Deus providebit: Calvin, Schleiermacher, and Barth on the Providence of God. Emerging Scholars. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Koebler, Renata. In the Shadow of Karl Barth: Charlotte von Kirschbaum. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014. (Republication)
  • Lewis, Andrew Zack. Read Him Again and Again: Repetitions of Job, Kierkegaard, Vischer, and Barth. Eugene: Pickwick, 2014.
  • Lindsay, Mark. Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology. Princeton Theological Monograph. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
  • Long, D. Stephen. Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Mahling, Robert. Die Taufe nach Römer 6 Karl Barths Kirchlicher Dogmatik. Norderstedt: GRIN Verlag HmbH, 2014.
  • Matern, Harald and Pfleiderer, Georg Eds. Theologie im Umbruch: Karl Barths Fruhe Dialektische Theologie. Zurich. TVZ. 2014.
  • McGrath, Alister. Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • McMaken, W. Travis and Congdon, David W. eds. Karl Barth in Conversation. Eugene: Pickwick, 2014.
  • Nolan, Kirk J. Reformed Virtue after Barth: Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition. Columbia Series in Reformed Theology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014.
  • Noordveld, Diederik. Der Mensch in seiner Zeit: Karl Barth und die Menschlichkeit als Zeitlichkeit. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Theologie, 2014. (Dissertation)
  • Peters, Greg. Reforming the Monastery: Protestant Theologies of Religious Life. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2014.
  • Przywara, Erich. Analogia Entis: Metaphysics, Original Structure, and Universal Rhythm. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
  • Qu, Li. Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Time and Eternity and its Trinitarian Background. Carlisle: Landham, 2014.
  • Qu, Xutong. Barth und Goethe: Die Goethe-Rezeption Karl Barths: 1906-1921. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Theologie, 2014. (Dissertation)
  • Root, Andrew. Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Schönberger, Dennis. Gemeinschaft mit Christus: Eine komparative Untersuchung-der Heiligungskonzeptionen Johannes Calvins, John Wesleys und Karl Barths. Forschungen zur Reformierten Theologie. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Theologie, 2014.
  • Smith, Aaron T. A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Sumner, Darren. Karl Barth and the Incarnation: Christology and the Humility of God. Studies in Systematic Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
  • Thomson, Alan. Culture in a Post-Secular Context: Theological Possibilities in Milbank, Barth, and Bediako. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014
  • Van Vleet, Jacob E. Dialectical Theology and Jacques Ellul: An Introductory Exposition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Weber, Sarah. Der Begriff Heiliger Geist Bei Karl Barth. Norderstedt: GRIN Verlag HmbH, 2014.
  • Webster, John. The Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
  • Werpehowski, William. Karl Barth and Christian Ethics: Living in Truth. Barth Studies Series. Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.
  • Yuen, Alfred H. Barth’s Theological Ontology of Holy Scripture. Princeton Theological Monograph. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.

2013 books about karl barth

This list of 2013 titles related to the life and theology of Karl Barth that has been compiled by the Center for Barth Studies. If there is a title missing from this list, please feel free to email us: barth.center@ptsem.edu.

  • Ables, Travis E. Incarnational Realism: Trinity and the Spirit in Augustine and Barth. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013.
  • Aye-Addo, Charles Sarpong. Akan Christology: An Analysis of the Christologies of John Samuel Pobee and Kwame Bediako in Conversation with the Theology of Karl Barth. African Christian Studies. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
  • Bradbury, John P. Perpetually Reforming: A Theology of Church Reform and Renewal. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013.
  • Brian, Rustin E. Covering Up Luther: How Barth’s Christology Challenged the Deus Absconditus that Haunts Modernity. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2013.
  • Brunier-Coulin, Claude. La réception de Kierkegaard chez Balthasar et Barth:Explorations dans la problématique du réel et du possible. Paris: Éditions Franciscaines, 2013.
  • Burnett, Richard, ed. The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth. Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox, 2013.
  • DeCou, Jessica. Playful, Glad, and Free: Karl Barth and a Theology of Popular Culture. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
  • Dorothee-Mutzeitz, Nina. Gottes Wort als Wirklichkeit: Die Paulus-Rezeption des jungen Karl Barth (1906-1927). Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2013.
  • Hancock, Angela Deinhart. Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic 1932-33: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.
  • Hitchcock, Nathan. Karl Barth and the Resurrection of the Flesh: The Loss of the Body in Participatory Eschatology. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
  • Jäggi, David. Fundamentalismus contra “Neo-Orthodoxie”: Francis Schaeffers theologische Prägung, sein Anliegen und die daraus resultierende Kritik an der Lehre von Karl Barth. Berlin: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH, 2013.
  • Krötke, Wolf. Karl Barth und der “Kommunismus”: Erfahrungen mit einer Theologie der Freiheit in der DDR. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2013.
  • McMaken, W. Travis. The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
  • Moseley, Carys. Nations and Nationalism in the Theology of Karl Barth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • O’Neil, Michael. Church as Moral Community: Karl Barth’s Vision of Christian Life, 1915-1922. London: Paternoster Press, 2013.
  • Prather, Scott Thomas. Christ, Power, and Mammon: Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder in Dialogue. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013.
  • Tolstaya, Katya. Kaleidoscope: F.M. Dostoevsky and the Early Dialectical Theology. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
  • Velde, Dolf te. The Doctrine of God in Reformed Orthodoxy, Karl Barth, and the Utrecht School: A Study in Method and Content. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Reading Groups

The Center for Barth Studies is in the process of compiling a list of current reading groups on the theology of Karl Barth. If you are currently leading or participating in a Karl Barth reading group and would like to be added to this page, please send us your group meeting location and contact information to barth.center@ptsem.edu.

Wichita, Kansas

We meet the third Thursday of every month, 12:00-1:30 PM, at the LaGalette Restaurant. Contact Chris Kettler at kettler@friends.edu for more information.

Rootstown, Ohio

We are a very small informal reading group that reads and discusses Dr. Barth regularly and with great joy! Currently in the commentary to the Romans. Contact Vince Maltempi at vamaltempi1@malone.edu for more information.

Anderson, South Carolina

The Karl Barth reading club meets every Tuesday from 2-3pm in Food for Thought, which is located underneath the Anderson University Library. This is our second year meeting. This semester we begin CD IV.I. Please email Ethan Taylor for more information - ethanwilliamtaylor@gmail.com

Vancouver, British Columbia

We meet the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. We start at 7:00 PM and meet at Vancouver School of Theology. Meeting times are subject to occasionally change. Please contact Blair Bertrand at blair@calvinpresbyterian.ca for more information regarding the latest date meeting time and readings.

Burnaby, British Columbia

Open reading group of Barth’s Evangelical Theology on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM over a bag supper. Conversations will focus on a chapter a week. For more information, send an email to jazzthinkbrian@gmail.com and include “Barth Reading” in the subject line of the email.

Caronport, Saskatchewan (Briercrest College & Seminary).

A reading group comprised of students, staff, pastors, and friends of Briercrest College & Seminary. We meet weekly on Friday mornings at 7:00 to 8:15 am in the Seminary wing. We work through approximately 10 pages of the Church Dogmatics each week from September through May. We have been meeting since 2005. Group lead and contact: Dr. David Guretzki (dguretzki@briercrest.ca).

Calgary, Alberta

A reading group that meets once a month at Ambrose University, typically on Thursdays from 8:30-10:00 AM. The group is currently reading Evangelical Theology, discussing 2-4 chapters per session. Contact the group leader, Kelly Carter, at kelly@calgarycofc.com

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Where does Barth say ...?

Where does Barth say that one should “read the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other”?

Although frequently cited, the Center for Barth Studies has thus far not been able to discover an authoritative source for this quotation. Barth did occasionally make similar remarks. In an interview from 1966, for example, he stated,

“Der Pfarrer und die Gläubigen sollten sich nicht einbilden, dass sie eine religiöse Gesellschaft sind, die sich um bestimmte Themen herum dreht, sondern sie leben in der Welt. Wir brauchen doch - nach meiner alten Formulierung - die Bibel und die Zeitung.” [“The Pastor and the Faithful should not deceive themselves into thinking that they are a religious society, which has to do with certain themes; they live in the world. We still need - according to my old formulation - the Bible and the Newspaper.”]

Eberhard Bush, editor of that volume of the Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe (Karl Barth Collected Edition) notes that Barth made similar remarks in his letters to his friend, Eduard Thurneysen (Cf. Barth to Thurneysen on 11.11.1918: “Nun brütet man abwechselnd über der Zeitung und dem N. T. und sieht eigentlich furchtbar und wenig von dem organischen Zusammenhang beider Welten, von dem man jetzt deutlich kräftig sollte Zeugnis geben können”, which is translated as “One broods alternately over the newspaper and the New Testament and actually sees fearfully little of the organic connection between the two worlds concerning which one should now be able to give a clear and powerful witness” in Revolutionary Theology in the Making, p. 45) and in his Romans commentary (Cf. Römerbrief (1922), p. 413: “Lektüre von allerhand ausgesprochen weltlicher Literatur, der Zeitung vor allem, ist zum Verständnis des Römerbriefs dringend zu empfehlen” [“Reading of all forms outspokenly secular literature - the newspaper above all - is urgently recommended for understanding the Epistle to the Romans”]).

Perhaps the most clear statement on the record from Barth concerning these matters comes from a Time Magazine piece on Barth published on Friday, May 31, 1963:

“[Barth] recalls that 40 years ago he advised young theologians ‘to take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.’”

The Time article goes on to give us more of Barth’s thoughts on journalists and their place in the world:

“Newspapers, he says, are so important that ‘I always pray for the sick, the poor, journalists, authorities of the state and the church - in that order. Journalists form public opinion. They hold terribly important positions. Nevertheless, a theologian should never be formed by the world around him - either East or West. He should make his vocation to show both East and West that they can live without a clash. Where the peace of God is proclaimed, there is peace on earth is implicit. Have we forgotten the Christmas message?’”

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Karl Barth Engaging Culture

The Center for Barth Studies asked Dr. Darren Sumner to share his syllabus from the course he has taught on Barth at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He offered his brief remarks on the context of his course. Dr. Sumner is the author of Karl Barth and the Incarnation: Christology and the Humility of God.

The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology maintains a strong institutional orientation toward engaging culture in innovative and sometimes less traditional ways. This advanced seminar on Karl Barth gives students a chance to become acquainted with his theology particularly in its historical and social contexts—from his break with liberal Neo-Protestantism to his criticisms of Kulturprotestantismus and Kriegstheologie, from his principled rejection of natural theology to his involvement in the Confessing Church movement. Through close readings of Church Dogmatics IV/3.2 and other key texts students are challenged to understand Barth as a theologian who engaged his culture, and to reflect upon their own cultural engagement in the ongoing task of theological formation.