Revisiting the Doctrine of the Divine Attributes

In Dialogue with Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, and Wolf Krötke

by Christopher R.J. Holmes (Author)
Monographs XVI, 252 Pages
Series: Issues in Systematic Theology, Volume 15


There is growing recognition that an account of God’s attributes is central to the church’s proclamation. This study presents three probing twentieth-century accounts – those of Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, and Wolf Krötke – each of whom reformulated the classical shape of the doctrine. Giving particular attention to the divine glory, the case is made that God, rather than being an unthinkable and unspeakable horizon, is the glorious One, whose glory is his self-communication and the unifying horizon of attribution.


XVI, 252
ISBN (Hardcover)
Krötke, Wolf Eigenschaft Gottes Jüngel, Eberhard Glory Attribute Doctrine of God Barth, Karl
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XVI, 252 pp.

Biographical notes

Christopher R.J. Holmes (Author)

The Author: Christopher R. J. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada. He received his M.Rel. and Th.D. in systematic theology from Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and has published articles in the Toronto Journal of Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology.


Title: Revisiting the Doctrine of the Divine Attributes