By Rosalene Bradbury,Murray Rae
In this quantity New Zealand theologian Rosalene Bradbury throws gentle on these--surprisingly contentious--questions. She argues convincingly that tethered to the culture that gave upward push to it, the time period theologia crucis references a theological process established round notions of fake and precise glory, and an historical conviction that from the pass of Jesus Christ comes a revelatory and a saving note. The apostle Paul, Athanasius, a faculty of medieval mystics, and the Reformer Martin Luther, are all proven to be major classical representatives of those rules. Bradbury then argues that seminal twentieth-century theologian Karl Barth shows a number of the classical crucicentric system's defining features, in order that he himself may well particularly be deemed a contemporary theologian of the move. earlier Barth's pivotal function during this lengthy, skinny, crucicentric culture has been unsung. This ebook hence sheds very important new mild on Barth's theology.
"Bradbury bargains a pointy delineation of the contours of a theologia crucis in classical standpoint, and a transparent account of the ways that Barth's theological venture includes an artistic enlargement of ordinary epistemological and soteriological emphases in that culture. fit in its instincts and perceptive in its judgments, this ebook explores dogmatic topics which lie on the middle of the Christian gospel."
--Ivor J. Davidson
Professor of Systematic and old Theology
University of St Andrews
"A really very important e-book, sharp and transparent, wealthy intimately, and carefully argued, but additionally movingly devotional, usually (as C. S. Lewis positioned it) inflicting the center to 'sing unbidden.' an immense paintings of Barth scholarship, it really is way over that: a clarion name to the Church to prevent the enticements of fake glory (power, authority, impression) and reclaim its relevant 'thin culture' of the affliction Christ."
--Stephen C. A. May
Former lecturer at St. John's College
Honorary Lecturer on the collage of Auckland
Rosalene Bradbury got a PhD in Systematic Theology from the collage of Auckland in 2009.
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Cross Theology: The Classical Theologia Crucis and Karl Barth's Modern Theology of the Cross by Rosalene Bradbury,Murray Rae