Karl Barth and the Incarnation Paperback

Christology and the Humility of God

by Darren O. Sumner;


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Karl Barth and the Incarnation

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This work demonstrates the significance of Karl Barth's Christology by examining it in the context of his orientation toward the classical tradition - an orientation that was both critical and sympathetic. To compare this Christology with the doctrine's history, Sumner suggests first that the Chalcedonian portrait of the incarnation is conceputally vulnerable at a number of points. By recasting the doctrine in actualist terms - the history of Jesus' lived existence as God's fulfillment of His covenant with creatures, rather than a metaphysical uniting of natures - Barth is able to move beyond problems inherent in the tradition. Despite a number of formal and material differences, however, Barth's position coheres with the intent of the ancient councils and ought to be judged as orthodox. Barth's great contribution to Christology is in the unapologetic affirmation of 'the humanity of God'.

Karl Barth and the Incarnation by Darren O. Sumner was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2016. The ISBN for Karl Barth and the Incarnation is 9780567667496.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2016)
Weight367g
Number of Pages256
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567667496
ISBN-100567667499
Product Code4373718
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