eBook Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth, 1st Edition

  • Daniel L. Migliore
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467447072
  • ISBN-13: 9781467447072
  • DDC: 226.6
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 254 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Over the course of his multivolume Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth not only cites thousands of Scripture texts but also offers extensive exegetical discussion of numerous passages. In this book twelve leading theologians and biblical scholars examine Barth's exegesis of particular passages in the Gospels. How does Barth's practice of theological exegesis play out in his reading of the Gospels? What are the fundamental features of Barth's interpretation of Gospel texts, and to what extent do they enliven theology, biblical studies, and ethics today? This book explores answers to such questions and offers fresh stimulus for further study and discussion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Election of Grace: Barth on the Doctrine of Predestination.
2: Revelatory Word or Beloved Son?: Barth on the Johannine Prologue.
3: The Gospel within the Commandment: Barth on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
4: A Rich Disciple?: Barth on the Rich Young Ruler.
5: The Compassion of Jesus Christ: Barth on Matthew 9:36.
6: The Journey of God's Son: Barth and Balthasar on the Parable of the Lost Son.
7: Parabolic Retelling and Christological Discourse: Julian of Norwich and Karl Barth on the Parable of the Lost Son.
8: The Riddle of Gethsemane: Barth on Jesus's Agony in the Garden.
9: The Passion of God Himself: Barth on Jesus's Cry of Dereliction.
10: The Self-Witness of the Risen Jesus: Karl Barth's Reading of the Emmaus Road Story.
11: The Sum of the Gospel: Barth's Intracanonical and Intertextual Interpretation of paradidōmi.
12: What's in Those Lamps?: A Sermon on Matthew 25:1–13.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scripture References.