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Karl Barth : a life in conflict

Karl Barth : a life in conflict

Author: Christiane Tietz; Victoria Barnett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021 ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"From the beginning of his career, Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) was often in conflict with the spirit of his times. While during the First World War German poets and philosophers became intoxicated by the experience of community and transcendence, Barth fought against all attempts to locate the divine in culture or individual sentiment. This freed him for a deep worldly engagement: he was known as "the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Karl Barth; Karl Barth
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Tietz; Victoria Barnett
ISBN: 9780192593719 0192593714
OCLC Number: 1298471352
Notes: Translation of Karl Barth : ein Leben im Widerspruch. München : C.H. Beck, 2018, ©2019.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 448 pages : illustrations.) :
Contents: 1: "I Belong To Basel": 1886-1904Guildmaster, Pastors and Scholars: Barth's AncestorsA Strict Love for Truth and Christian Discipline: His Parents"A Great Great Joy": Childhood and Youth2: "This Obscure Desire toward a Better Understanding": 1904-1909The Decision to Study TheologyStudent in BernWearing the Colors and Noncombative: In the Zofingia Association"Very Diligent and Quite Capable": Student in BerlinOnce More in Bern and Then TubingenFinally in MarburgHis Work for Die Christliche Welt3: "Stumbling Up the Steps to Calvin's Pulpit": 1909-1911Vicar in GenevaQuite Demanding: The First Confirmation InstructionTheologian in the Congregation"In Such a Dreadfully Pious Environment"A Daughter from a Good Home: The Engagement to Nelly HoffmannFarewell to Geneva4: "The Red Pastor": Safenwil, 1911-1921"This System of Employment Must Fall": Workers and SocialistsA Theological Friendship: Eduard Thurneysen"The WorldWithout Gods": The First World War"An Open House": Family Life5: "A Book for Those Who Were Also Concerned": The First Epistle to the Romans, 1919Human Religion and the Divine Word"Like a Bomb on the Playground of the Theologians""Without Windows to the Kingdom of Heaven": The Tambach Lecture6: "To Always Work Somewhat Faster": Goettingen 1921-1925From Swiss Pastor to German Professor"Unavoidable Nonsense of the Academic Business""Almost Like a Buddy": Barth with His Students"Lively Combat": Emanuel Hirsch and Other Colleagues"Stranger from a Neutral Place": Karl Barth and the Germans7: "Not a Stone Left Standing": The Second Version of the Epistle to the Romans, 1922A Critical TurnThe new version of the Epistle to the RomansCritics and AdmirersWhat is Dialectical Theology?Dialectical Traveling Companions: Brunner, Bultmann, GogartenFifteen Questions and Sixteen Answers: The Controversy with Harnack8: "The Need for Thinking Further": Munster 1925-1930A Call and a Momentous EncounterReceived with Joy, Departing in DiscordIn the Tunnel of the SemesterReturn to Bern?"The Church, the Church, the Church": Encounters with CatholicismRiding, House Music and Travel9: A Troubled 'Menage a Trois': Charlotte von KirschbaumA Long-Guarded Secret"I Never Knew That There Could Be Something Like This""A Certain Double Life"Three Under One Roof10: "A Swissman in the Middle of Germany": Bonn 1930-1935Working on TheologyThe Humanity of GodFirst Conflicts with German Nationalists: the Case of Gunther DehnNow's the Time for the Social Democrat Party: 1933Warnings to the Church and a Letter to Hitler1933 as a Year of Crisis in the Barth HouseholdThe Theological Dimension of Barth's Relationship to Charlotte von KirschbaumAttacks on the SwissmanAgainst the "German greeting"The Break with his Dialectical Travelling CompanionsThe Barmen Theological DeclarationSuspension, Ban on Public Speaking, Dismissal11: "We Who Can Still Speak": Basel 1935-1945Life Goes On: Professor in BaselInternational Honors and Lack of AppreciationBattle for the Confessing ChurchAnti-Appeasement: The Call to the Czechs to ResistThe Political Responsibility of a ChristianChurch Struggle and Refugee AidEcumenical Silence at the Onset of the WarFamily Intrigues and GriefA Call for Military Resistance, and Swiss CensorshipA Friend of the Germans, Nonetheless12: "In Political Respects a Dubious Will-o'-the-Wisp": Basel 1945-1962War's End and the Declaration of GuiltBack to Bonn and, Once Again, State and Church Issues"God's Beloved Eastern Zone": Against Anti-CommunismA Pacifist after All? Protest against Rearmament and Nuclear WeaponsYes to Ecumenism, but without the CatholicsThe Master with the Crumpled TieThe Discovery of Optimism in PrisonCourage, Tempo, Purity, Peace: Confession to MozartChildren, Grandchildren, and the Rejection of His Desired Successor13: "The White Whale": Church Dogmatics"A Conceptual Helix": Barth's Monumental WorkThe Threefold Form of the Word of GodGod's Three Modes of Being"God is" means "God loves"Whom God ElectsWhat God CommandsWhy God Wants the CreationNothingness and the Shadow Sides of CreationThe Threefold Office of Christ and the Three Forms of SinThe Light Shines Where It WishesThe Baptism of Water and of the Spirit14: "All Things Considered, A Little Tired": The Final Years, Basel 1962-1968"Fantastic": A Calvinist in the United States"Rules for Older people in Relation to Younger""As If Deeply Veiled": Charlotte von Kirschbaum Must Move Out"Separated Brothers": In Conversation with RomeA Late Friendship with Carl ZuckmayerThe Uncompleted Mammoth WorkAt the End of His Life JourneyEpilogueChronologyBibliographyIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects
Other Titles: Karl Barth.
Responsibility: Christiane Tietz ; translated By Victoria J. Barnett.


Christiane Tietz relates Karl Barth's fascinating life in conflict - conflict with the theological mainstream, against National Socialism, and privately, under one roof with his wife and his  Read more...


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Tietz has written a readable and meticulously researched biography of Karl Barth (1886-1968). She integrates Barth's life and work, and a very ''human'' Karl Barth emerges. * D.K. McKim, CHOICE Read more...

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