By D. Densil Morgan
This is often the 1st ebook size assesment in English of the influence of Karl Barth's theology in Britain. starting with the essays of Adolf Keller and H.R. waterproof coat within the Twenties, it analyses the interaction among Barth's constructing proposal and diversified strands of English, Scottish and Welsh church historical past as much as the Eighties. Barth's influence on British perceptions of the German Church fight throughout the Thirties is mentioned, in addition to the prepared reputation that his theology received one of the English Congregationalists, Welsh Nonconformists and theologians of the Church of Scotland. part forgotten names comparable to John McConnachie and Nathaniel Micklem are delivered to gentle in addition to larger recognized representatives of British Barthianism like Daniel T. Jenkins and T.F. Torrance. Barth and the secular theology of the Sixties are assessed, in addition to the beginnings of the Barthian renaissance associated with Colin Gunton and others in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. Barth Reception in Britain is a contribution to fashionable church historical past in addition to the heritage of doctrine.
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This conclusion I had reached before I ever heard of Barth. 35–6) There was little wonder that he embraced the new theology as one who had been born again. Following a description of Barth’s development since moving to Bonn in 1930, McConnachie proceeded to assess the Swiss theologian’s current stance. Whereas much of the early discussion of Barth had centred upon epistemological matters, whether God was known through conscience and nature or through revelation and the Word, McConnachie tried to move on to more substantive matters about the content of his scheme.
This theology [both] attracts and repels us’,35 he claimed. , 386. , 386. , 399. , 399. , 400. , 400. 36 Deepening engagement Between 1925 and the end of the decade, the British response to Barth’s theology would occur most vigorously in Scotland, Wales and among English Congregationalists. Yet in September 1928 Scotland again would take the lead. As part of a series on leaders of current theological thought in The Expository Times, H. R. Mackintosh took Barth as his subject. By now the mild interest which he showed previously had turned into obvious engagement.
H. 272. Anon, ‘Professor Karl Barth in Scotland’, The British Weekly, 26 June 1930, 257. 204–5. 35 BARTH RECEPTION IN BRITAIN McConnachie may have been among those who heard him during his Scottish tour. 52 It was apparent that much of the book was written between McConnachie’s time in Münster and the following Christmas. He had forwarded a typescript to Barth himself along with a covering letter dated 4 January 1931. ‘It is not meant to be a scientific treatment of your theology but rather your message to the preacher’, he explained.
Barth Reception in Britain by D. Densil Morgan