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Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis

Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis

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£140.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567441348
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 15/04/2010
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Many interpreters argue that Karl Barth's rejection of the Roman Catholic analogia entis was based upon a mistaken interpretation of the principle, and many scholars also contend that late in his career, Barth changed his mind about the analogia entis, either by withdrawing his rejection of it or by adopting some form of it as his own. This book challenges both views, and by doing so, it opens up new avenues for ecumenical dialogue between Protestants and Roman Catholics. In short, this book establishes that Barth did not make a mistake when he rejected the analogia entis and that he also never wavered on his critique of it; he did, however, change his response to it-not by breaking with his earlier thought, but by deepening it so that a true Christological dialogue could take place between Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians. This conclusion will be used to point the way to new terrain for ecumenical dialogue in contemporary discussions.

Dr Keith L. Johnson (Wheaton College, IL, USA)

Keith L. Johnson holds a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and is Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, USA.

"'The best work on this demanding topic ever to have been written. It contributes not only to the field of Barth studies but also to modern theology in general.' - George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, USA."

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