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Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development 1909-1936

Bruce L. McCormack


This book, the first of two volumes, seeks to challenge the prevailing view in the historiography of 20th century theology — that Karl Barth was a leading representative of a “neo-orthodoxy” which was dominant between 1930 and 1960. It lays the foundation for a revision through a genetic-historical interpretation of Barth’s theological development. It argues that the “turn” to a “neo-orthodox” form of theology that was believed to have occurred with the Church Dogmatics in 1931-32 never took place. Subsequent to his break with “liberalism” in 1915, Barth became and remained a critically realis ... More

Keywords: Karl Barth, theology, neo-orthodoxy, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269564
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce L. McCormack, author
Princeton Theological Seminary
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