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Life & Theology of Karl Barth

Adonis Vidu
Instructor: Adonis Vidu
Code: CH/TH657
Section: HA
Location: Hamilton AC235, Digital Live
Schedule: Wed, 8:00–11:00am
Dates: Jan 25–May 7

Course Description

Karl Barth is perhaps the most significant Protestant theologian of the 20th century. This course gives an introduction to the formation, content, and development of his theology, with a special focus on the following topics: theological knowledge, election, Trinity, the Word of God, the divine perfections, creation and covenant, providence, sin, reconciliation. The course is designed to foster discussion of the primary texts we will be reading, with the class time equally divided between lecture and guided discussion.

Learning Outcomes

  1. You will be able to integrate Barth in a theological trajectory spanning medieval reformation, modern and contemporary theology
  2. You will be able to critically assess Barth’s theological proposal
  3. You will grow in your understanding of essential elements of Christian doctrine, especially Christology, doctrine of Scripture, doctrine of the Trinity, and soteriology

Selected Reading

(Please consult the syllabus for a final reading list)

  1. Webster, John: Karl Barth, 2nd ed., 978-­‐0826474636
  2. Allen, R. Michael: Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader, 978-­0567152190
  3. Barth, Karl: Anselm: Fides Quaerens Intellectum: Anselm’s Proof of the Existence of God in the Context of His Theological Scheme (Pittsburgh Reprint Series 2) 978-­‐0915138753
  4. Additional articles and excerpts are provided in PDF form through the online site of the class.

Apply by January 15th

Accepting applications for Spring 2021 degree programs through December 15, 2020. Applications for individual courses accepted through January 15, 2021.
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