A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word

A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word

by Aaron T. Smith

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Toward the end of his career, Karl Barth made the provocative statement that perhaps what Schleiermacher was up to was a “theology of the third-article” and that he anticipated in the future that a true third-article theology would appear. Many interpreters, of course, took that to indicate not only a change in Barth’s perception of Schleiermacher but also as a self-referential critique. The author investigates this claim, contesting the standard interpretations, and argues for a Barthian pneumatology—a doctrine of the Holy Spirit grounded in the scriptural witness and connected to the vital Christological and dialectical theology found in Barth’s project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451469578
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

Aaron T. Smith is assistant professor of theology at Colorado Christian University and adjunct professor of theology at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Marquette University and is the author of several articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals such as Scottish Journal of Theology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Spirit of Objectivity and Subjectivity 13

2 The Spirit of Reality and Possibility 61

3 The Spirit of Truth and Time 107

4 The Spirit of Being and Becoming 155

5 The Spirit of Election and Obedience 199

Conclusion 239

Index of Names 251

Index of Subjects 253

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