Karl Barth And The Strange New World Within The Bible : Barth,
Mcdonald, Neal
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The thesis of this book is simple: Barth believed the Bible anticipated the self-same concerns and challenges that the Enlightenment thought it was bringing to light for the very first time. The Bible had 'got there first', historically as it were, the Enlightenment esprit, was a decidedly less original spirit than its advocates thought.

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"It is a rare and exciting event to find a theologian within the English-speaking world who is so deeply involved with the current biblical debates concerning creation, covenant, and resurrection. His learned and profound analysis represents a major hermeneutical step forward as he recovers the genuine stature of Barth's interpretation of Scripture."--Brevard Childs, Sterling Professor of Divinity (Emeritus), Yale University, USA

"Neil MacDonald has done the impossible in this amazing new book--that is, he has rescued Barth from his friends and his enemies by helping us see how Barth might end the problematics of modernity. MacDonald has, moreover, accomplished this task by an extraordinary, fruitful comparison between Wittgenstein and Barth. Anyone working in contemporary theology must read this book."--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University, USA

"Brilliant and nuanced."--Christopher R. Seitz, Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

"Dr. MacDonald has provided a judicious and constructive account of the subject which combines some innovative insights with solid theological presentation. I warmly commend this work."--Anthony C. Thiselton, Professor of Christian Theology, University of Nottingham and Canon Theologian of Leicester and Southwell, England

ISBN: 9780853649700
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Publisher: PATERNOSTER PRESS - published N/A
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