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Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy

Kenneth Oakes


Karl Barth is often assumed to have been hostile to philosophy, willfully ignorant of it, or too indebted to its conclusions for his own theological good. These truisms of twentieth-century theology are challenged in this original and comprehensive account of Barth’s understanding of the relationship between theology and philosophy. Drawing upon a range of material from Barth’s earliest writings (1909) up until interviews and roundtable discussions that took place shortly before his death (1968), this book offers a developmental account of Barth’s thoughts on philosophy and theology. Beginning ... More

Keywords: Barth, theology, theology and philosophy, liberal theology, neo-orthodoxy, philosophy of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Oakes, author
Research Fellow, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen