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The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality

Martin Westerholm


The most common criticisms of Barth’s work concern his description and deployment of theological reason; this study aims to facilitate fruitful consideration of the legacy and ongoing potential of Barth’s theology by developing a new account of his work in this sphere. It does so, first, by showing that Barth understands the question of reason as the question of coming to acknowledge the truth of God through the moral ordering of the activities of the mind in correspondence to the activity of God; secondly, by arguing that Barth develops an intellectually and spiritually cogent account of the ... More

Keywords: Barth, reason, rationality, truth, faith, understanding, Paul, Anselm, standpoint, freedom

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753124.001.0001


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Martin Westerholm, author

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