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David Ford

Karl Barth interpreted the Bible in a creative and controversial way. One key to his method is his handling of biblical narratives. He argues from them to his theological conclusions in ways that have many parallels with the literary criticism of realistic novels. The role of the resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel story is perhaps the most fascinating question, and Barth produces an original and, in literary terms, extremely sensitive understanding of it. The biblical narratives are also vital for his doctrine of God. Overall, there is in the Church Dogmatics a Christian Spirituality that is based on reading the Bible in a certain manner.
Contents: Barth's exegetical method up to C.D.I.2 - Realistic Narrative - Election and Rejection - The Saga of Creation - The Two Natures of Jesus Christ - God and Time - The Spirituality of the Church Dogmatics.