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Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Timothy J. Gorringe


Karl Barth (1886–1968) was the most prolific theologian of the 20th century. Avoiding simple paraphrasing, this book places the theology in its social and political context, from the First World War through to the Cold War by following Barth's intellectual development through the years that saw the rise of national socialism and the development of communism. Barth initiated a theological revolution in his two Commentaries on Romans, begun during the First World War. His attempt to deepen this during the turbulent years of the Weimar Republic made him a focus of theological resistance to Hitler ... More

Keywords: Karl Barth, theology, national socialism, communism, Weimar Republic, Hitler, Germany, Church Dogmatics, human liberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198752462
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy J. Gorringe, author
University of Exeter
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