Book Reviews by Title

Healing the Schism

Rosner, Jennifer M. Healing the Schism: Karl Barth, Franz Rosenzweig, and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Academic, 2021), 288 pp. $ 34.99 (paperback).

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Law and the Rule of God

Joshua Ralston. Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Sharīʿa (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 351 pp. $99 (hardback).            

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The Essential Karl Barth

Keith L. Johnson, The Essential Karl Barth: A Reader and a Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019), 384 pp. $40.00 (hardback). Reviewed by Christophe Chalamet (December 21, 2020).

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Barth in Conversation

Karl Barth. Barth in Conversation: Volume 2: 1963, Eberhard Busch, ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), xx + 250 pp. $40 (hardback).

Reviewed by Christophe Chalamet (December 15, 2020)

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Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wolf Krörke. Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Theologians for a Post-Christian World. Translated by John P. Burgess (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019), 272 pp. $48.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Kyle Trowbridge (September 09, 2020)

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Trinitarian Theology After Barth

Myk Habets and Phillip Tolliday (eds.), Trinitarian Theology after Barth Princeton Theological Monograph Series 148 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011), xviii + 400pp. $46.00.

Reviewed by Aaron T. Smith (January 30, 2013)

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Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma

Diller, Kevin. Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response. (Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2014), 352 pp. $34.00

Reviewed by Darren Kennedy (March 03, 2016)

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Theology Against Religion

Greggs, Tom. Theology Against Religion: Constructive Dialogues with Bonhoeffer and Barth (New York, T&T Clark, 2011), xiv+242. $39.95.

Reviewed by Brandy Daniels (September 30, 2015)

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The Sign of the Gospel

McMaken, W. Travis. The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013), xi + 324 pp. $69.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by R. David Nelson (April 29, 2015)

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The Barmen Theses Then and Now

Busch, Eberhard. The Barmen Theses Then and Now: The 2004 Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010), 101 pp. $16.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Ryan David Hawk (January 31, 2017)

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The Analogy of Faith

Spencer, Archie J. The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability. Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015), 441 pp. $40.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Kathryn Bradford Heidelberger (February 13, 2017)

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Revelation and Theopolitics

Rashkover, Randi. Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise (New York: T&T Clark, 2005), 215 pp. $80.95 (paperback).

Reviewed by Zacharie Klassen (February 21, 2017)

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Reformed Virtue After Barth

Nolan, Kirk J. Reformed Virtue After Barth: Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2014), 208 pp. $30.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Michael J. Leyden (June 27, 2017)

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Reconciled Humanity

Hans Vium Mikkelsen, Reconciled Humanity: Karl Barth in Dialogue (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2010), xiv + 280. $30.00 / £19.99 (paperback)

Reviewed by Darren O. Sumner (January 30, 2012)

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Reading the Decree

David Gibson, Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth, T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology (London: T&T Clark, 2009), xiii + 221. $130.00

Reviewed by Sung-Sup Kim (July 23, 2010)

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Reading Auschwitz with Barth

​Lindsay, Mark R. Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014), 204 pp. $24.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Amanda MacInnis-Hackney (July 11, 2016)

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Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow

Stroud, Dean G. ed. Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow: Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013), 215 pp. $20.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by David Stark (January 04, 2017)

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Playful, Glad, and Free

DeCou, Jessica D. Playful, Glad, and Free: Karl Barth and a Theology of Popular Culture (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014), ix + 254pp. $39.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Paul L. Metzger (April 29, 2014)

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Participation in Christ

Adam Neder, Participation in Christ: An Entry in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics, Columbia Series in Reformed Theology (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009), xv + 135. $24.95

Reviewed by Cambria Janae Kaltwasser (December 14, 2009)

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Orthodox and Modern

Bruce L. McCormack, Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 320. $35.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Matthias Gockel (October 23, 2009)

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A Theology of the Third Article

Smith, Aaron T. A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014), ix + 254pp. $39.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Jonathan D. DePue (December 05, 2014)

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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)

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The Only Sacrament Left to Us

Currie, Thomas. The Only Sacrament Left to Us: The Threefold Word of God in the Theology and Ecclesiology of Karl Barth (Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015), 196 pp. $23.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Catherine C. Tobey (February 15, 2016)

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Offenbarung des Namens und versöhntes Leben

Petershans, Sören. Offenbarung des Namens und versöhntes Leben: Eine Untersuchung zur Gotteslehre bei Kornelis Heiko Miskotte. Arbeiten zur Systematischen Theologie 11 (Leipzig:
Evangelische Verlagsanstalt,2016), 320 pp. $85.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Collin Cornell (December 05, 2017)

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Meine Zeit mit Karl Barth

Busch, Eberhard. Meine Zeit mit Karl Barth: Tagebuch 1965–1968 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011), 760 pp. $43.00 (hardback).

Reviewed by Matthias Grebe (June 13, 2015)

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Letters of the Divine Word

Price, Robert B. Letters of the Divine Word: The Perfections of God in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013), ix + 210 pp. $39.96 (paperback)

Reviewed by Jeremy Wynne (September 28, 2017)

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Die katholische Rezeption Karl Barths

Benjamin Dahlke, Die katholische Rezeption Karl Barths: Theologische Erneuerung im Vorfeld des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils, Beiträge zur historischen Theologie 152 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), 256 pages. € 79.00

Reviewed by Amy Marga (February 21, 2012)

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Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic

Hancock, Angela Dienhart. Karl Barth’s Emergency Homilietic: 1932-1933 A Summons to Prophetic Witness (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012), xxvi + 336. $42.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by David B. Ward (April 29, 2015)

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Karl Barth on Prayer

Cocksworth, Ashley. Karl Barth on Prayer (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), viii + 202 pp. $114.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Blair D. Bertrand (December 05, 2017)

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Karl Barth in North America

John P. Lewis, Karl Barth in North America: The Influence of Karl Barth in the Making of a New North American Evangelicalism (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2009), xvii + pp. 226. $27.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Scott Rice (July 18, 2012)

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Karl Barth im europäischen Zeitgeschehen

Beintker, Michael, Christian Link, and Michael Trowitzsch (eds.), Karl Barth im europäischen Zeitgeschehen (1935–1950), Widerstand – Bewährung – Orientierung. Beiträge zum Internationalen Symposion vom 1. bis 4. Mai 2008 in der Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Emden (Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2010), 528pp. €54,00

Reviewed by John G. Flett (July 12, 2012)

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Karl Barth and the Incarnation

Sumner, Darren O. Karl Barth and the Incarnation: Christology and the Humility of God (New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014), 256 pp. $112.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Rafael Bello (September 09, 2016)

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Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel

Mark S. Gignilliat, Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel: Barth’s Theological Exegesis of Isaiah (Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009) xiv + 165. $79.95

Reviewed by Chad Marshall (November 28, 2011)

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Karl Barth and Christian Ethics

Werpehowski, William. Karl Barth and Christian Ethics: Living in Truth (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014), xv + 188. $104.95 (hardback)

Reviewed by Matthew Dowling (December 03, 2015)

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Karl Barth als Theologe der Neuzeit

Stefan Holtmann, Karl Barth als Theologe der Neuzeit. Studien zur kritischen Deutung seiner Theologie, Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie, vol. 118 (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007), 444 pages. € 79,90

Reviewed by Christophe Chalamet (December 10, 2008)

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Jesus Is Victor!

Collins Winn, Christian T. “Jesus is Victor!”: The Significance of the Blumhardts for the Theology of Karl Barth. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2009), 330 pp. $38.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Matthew J. Aragon Bruce (June 30, 2016)

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Incarnational Realism

Ables, Travis E. Incarnational Realism: Trinity and the Spirit in Augustine and Barth (London: T & T Clark, 2013), 288 pp. $130.00 (hardback).

Reviewed by Luke Zerra (September 03, 2015)

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Incarnation Anyway

Edwin Chr. van Driel, Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), xi + 194 pp. $74.00

Reviewed by David W. Congdon (October 06, 2010)

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Image and Hope

Viazovski, Yaroslav. Image and Hope: John Calvin and Karl Barth on Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting. Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015), 286 pp. $34.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Daniel Rempel (June 22, 2017)

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The Humanity of Christ

Paul Dafydd Jones, The Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics (London: T&T Clark, 2008), xiii + 290. $130.00 / £65.00

Reviewed by Darren O. Sumner (April 20, 2010)

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Healing the Schism

Rosner, Jennifer M. Healing the Schism: Healing the Schism: Barth, Rosenzweig, and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter. Emerging Scholars. (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016), 352 pp. $79.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Zacharie Klassen (February 19, 2019)

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The Gravity of Sin

Matt Jenson, The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther, and Barth on Homo Incurvatus in Se (London: T & T Clark, 2006), xii + 202. $39.95

Reviewed by Jason T. Ingalls (July 23, 2008)

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Gott und das Nichtige (Deutsch)

Wüthrich, Matthias D. God and Nothingness: The Speech of Nothingness from Karl Barth KD § 50 (Zurich: Theological Verlag Zurich, 2006), 400 pp., € 38.00.

Reviewed by Alexander Massmann (June 27, 2008)

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Gott und das Nichtige (English)

Wüthrich, Matthias D. Gott und das Nichtige: Zur Rede vom Nichtigen ausgehend von Karl Barths KD § 50 (Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2006), 400 pp., € 38.00.

Reviewed by Alexander Massmann (June 27, 2008)

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God’s Command

Hare, John E. God’s Command. Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 368 pp. $110.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Joseph Lim (October 30, 2018)

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God’s Being in Reconciliation

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, (London: T & T Clark, 2012), x + 220pp. $120.00 ($34.95, paperback)

Reviewed by Scott Rice (January 02, 2014)

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Fully Alive

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), 224 pp. $122.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Ashleigh Elser (September 21, 2017)

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Ethics in Crisis

David Clough, Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth’s Ethics (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), xix + 143. $84.95

Reviewed by Matthew J. Aragon Bruce ()

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Engaging With Barth

David Gibson and Daniel Strange, (eds.). Engaging with Barth: Contemporary Evangelical Critiques, (Nottingham: Apollos, 2008), 403 pages. $39.95 (paperback)*

Reviewed by Melanie Webb (February 08, 2012)

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Election, Atonement and the Holy Spirit

Grebe, Matthias. Election, Atonement and the Holy Spirit: Through and Beyond Barth’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014), xxii + 289 pp. $36.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Adam J. Johnson (July 05, 2016)

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The Election of Grace

Williams, Stephen N. The Election of Grace: A Riddle without a Resolution? (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015) viii + 221 pp. $26.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Jordan Bradford (September 08, 2016)

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The Early Preaching of Karl Barth

Karl Barth and William H. Willimon, The Early Preaching of Karl Barth: Fourteen Sermons with Commentary by William H. Willimon. Translations by John E. Wilson. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009), xvii + 171. $24.95

Reviewed by David B. Ward (October 06, 2010)

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Dogmatics after Barth

Thomas, Günter, Rinse Reeling Brouwer and Bruce McCormack eds., Dogmatics After Barth: Facing Challenges in Church, Society and the Academy (Leipzig: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012), xvi + 203 pp. $18.20 (paperback).

Reviewed by Mark Lindsay (April 11, 2017)

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Dignity and Destiny

Kilner, John F. Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015), 414 pp. $35.00.

Reviewed by Max Heidelberger (September 21, 2017)

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Dialectical Theologians

Christophe Chalamet, Dialectical Theologians: Wilhelm Herrmann, Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann (Zürich: TVZ, 2005), 327. EUR 37,00

Reviewed by Benjamin Myers (February 16, 2007)

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Cross Theology

Rosalene Bradbury, Cross Theology: The Classical Theologia Crucis and Karl Barth’s Modern Theology of the Cross (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011), xiv + 324. $37.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Andrew Root (June 26, 2012)

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Commanding Grace

Daniel L. Migliore, ed. Commanding Grace: Studies in Karl Barth’s Ethics(Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010), x + 255pp. $30.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Matthew Puffer (November 06, 2012)

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Christian Ethics as Witness

David Haddorff, Christian Ethics as Witness: Barth’s Ethics for a World at Risk (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2010), xii + 482. $54.00

Reviewed by J. Scott Jackson (April 18, 2011)

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Charlotte von Kirschbaum and Karl Barth

uzanne Selinger, Charlotte von Kirschbaum and Karl Barth: A Study in Biography and the History of Theology (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998), viii + 206pp. $29.00

Reviewed by George Hunsinger ()

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The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology

Nimmo, Paul T., and David A. S. Fergusson, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology. Cambridge Companions to Religion (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 360 pp. $34.99 (paperback).

Reviewed by See Yin C. Yeung (June 01, 2017)

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Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology

Neil B. MacDonald and Carl Trueman (eds.), Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology (Colorado Springs, CO: Paternoster Theological Monographs, 2008), xiii and 181. £19.99 (paperback)

Reviewed by Jesse Couenhoven (November 13, 2009)

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Being in Action

Paul T. Nimmo, Being in Action: The Theological Shape of Barth’s Ethical Vision (London: T & T Clark, 2007), ix + 202. $130.00

Reviewed by W. Travis McMaken (March 26, 2008)

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Barth’s Moral Theology

Webster, John. Barth’s Moral Theology: Human Action in Barth’s Thought (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1998), ix + 223 pp. $55.00 (hardback).

Reviewed by George Hunsinger ()

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Barth’s Doctrine of Creation

Gabriel, Andrew K. Barth’s Doctrine of Creation: Creation, Nature, Jesus, and the Trinity (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014), x + 118 pp. $18.00 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Ximian Xu (November 27, 2018)

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The Barth Lectures

Colin E. Gunton, The Barth Lectures, edited by P. H. Brazier (London: T&T Clark, 2007), xxiv + 285. $150.00

Reviewed by Kimlyn J. Bender (August 05, 2010)

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Barth and God’s Story

Ford, David F., Barth and God’s Story: Biblical Narrative and the Theological Method of Karl Barth in theChurch Dogmatics (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2008 [reprint]), i+ 194pp. $23.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Collin R. Cornell (April 29, 2014)

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Barth and Dostoevsky

P. H. Brazier, Barth and Dostoevsky: A Study of the Influence of the Russian Writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on the Development of the Swiss Theologian Karl Barth, 1915-1922 (Colorado Springs, CO: Paternoster, 2007), xix + 245 pp. $39.99 (paperback)

Reviewed by David W. Congdon (October 21, 2008)

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Eberhard Busch, Barth, Abingdon Pillars of Theology, trans. Richard and Martha Burnett (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2008), viii + 95 pp. $9.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by William Barnett (November 04, 2008)

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Theologie und Theologen

Erik Peterson, Ausgewählte Schriften, vol. 9 – Theologie und Theologen: Texte (9/1), Theologie und Theologen: Briefwechsel mit Karl Barth u.a., Reflexionen und Erinnerungen (9/2), edited by Barbara Nichtweiß (Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 2009), lxxii + 695pp. and lxxviii + 584pp. €78.00 and €68.00 (hardcover)

Reviewed by Matthias Gockel (September 17, 2013)

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The Analogy of Grace

Gerald McKenny, The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) x + 320. $120.00 / £68.00

Reviewed by Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman (July 20, 2011)

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The Analogy of Being

White, Thomas Joseph, O.P., ed., The Analogy of Being: Invention of Antichrist or the Wisdom of God?, (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011), xiv + 440 pp. $48.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Jeffrey Skaff (October 21, 2013)

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A Shorter Commentary on Romans

Maico M. Michielin, ed. A Shorter Commentary on Romans by Karl Barth, trans., D.H. van Daalen, with an introductory essay by Maico Michielin (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), xxvi + 119. $89.95

Reviewed by Shannon Nicole Smythe (August 06, 2008)

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