Karl Barth’s Reversal on the “Knowledge of Good and Evil”

I argue that, although Barth’s interpretation of the Genesis passages changed between The Epistle to the Romans and the Church Dogmatics, his mature readings of Genesis 2–3 still support his overall theological critique of religion as idolatry, the self-justifying positing of false gods. Specifically, in Romans (240–57, esp. 246–51), Barth interpreted “the knowledge of good…… Continue reading Karl Barth’s Reversal on the “Knowledge of Good and Evil”

I wish these 2 Barth (and Bonhoeffer) books would come out sooner!

(Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) I’m really looking forward to reading these two Barth (and Bonhoeffer) books coming out from Baker in 2019: Freedom under the Word: Karl Barth’s Theological Exegesis. Edited by Ben Rhodes and Martin Westerholm. Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Theologians for a Post-Christian…… Continue reading I wish these 2 Barth (and Bonhoeffer) books would come out sooner!

Previously, I wrote about how the Scripture search tool in the Digital Karl Barth Library was broken. Thankfully, it appears to have been fixed (although it still has issues). This means I can search Barth's "Collected Edition" (Gesamtausgabe) if needed. However, I'm now having some issues with the copy of Barth's Church Dogmatics I purchased… Continue reading My Karl Barth Software Drama Continues: Inaccurate Page Numbers in Logos

I recently wrote about a problem I found in Alexander Street Press' Digital Karl Barth Library: the Scripture citation search function no longer worked! I'm happy to report that, though the DKBL is still far from user-friendly, the Bible search works again! Now we just need some angel investors and programmers to produce a user-friendly… Continue reading UPDATE: You can now search for Bible citations in the Digital Karl Barth Library again

What’s gone wrong with the Digital Karl Barth Library?

As I slowly make progress on my dissertation (“Scriptural but Not Religious: Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and a Biblical Critique of Religion”), I’m longing for the day when: Karl Barth’s Gesamtausgabe (Collected Edition) is finished. They are translated into a critical English edition. They are available within the same database/framework as Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Works in…… Continue reading What’s gone wrong with the Digital Karl Barth Library?

Here’s the Elevator Pitch for my Dissertation Proposal: “Scriptural, but Not Religious”

Tomorrow, I defend the proposal for my dissertation. For now, the dissertation is tentatively titled: “Scriptural, but Not Religious: Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and a Biblical Critique of Religion.” Here’s the “elevator pitch” for the dissertation. Feedback appreciated. Scriptural, but Not Religious: Barth, Bonhoeffer, and a Biblical Critique of Religion My project traces its origins…… Continue reading Here’s the Elevator Pitch for my Dissertation Proposal: “Scriptural, but Not Religious”

To Be or Not To Be Religious: A Clarification of Karl Barth’s and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Divergence and Convergence Regarding Religion

(Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) Christian theologians Karl Barth (1886-1968) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) inherited a particular understanding of religion. In the broadly post-Kantian milieu, nineteenth-century thinkers such as Friedrich Schleiermacher, Albrecht Ritschl, and Adolf von Harnack defined religion essentially, anthropologically, and subjectively. That is, religion has…… Continue reading To Be or Not To Be Religious: A Clarification of Karl Barth’s and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Divergence and Convergence Regarding Religion

30 Works on Karl Barth & Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Are There Others?

ABROMEIT, Hans-Jürgen. Das Geheimnis Christi: Dietrich Bonhoeffers erfahrungsbezogene Christologie. Neukirchener Beiträge zur systemaschen Theologie 8. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1991. BEINTKER, Michael. “Kontingenz und Gegenständlichkeit: Zu Bonhoeffers Barth-Kritik in ‘Akt und Sein.’” In Krisis und Gnade: Gesammelte Studien zu Karl Barth, edited by Stefan Holtmann and Peter Zocher, 29–54. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. BENKTSON, Benkt-Erik. Christus…… Continue reading 30 Works on Karl Barth & Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Are There Others?

Barth, Bonhoeffer, & The Theological Critique of Religion: My Reading List This Fall

(Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) This semester — my final one at Beeson Divinity School — I’m doing a directed study with Piotr Malysz on the topic of “Religion” in Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The impetus for this study was a discussion question in Dr. Malysz’s…… Continue reading Barth, Bonhoeffer, & The Theological Critique of Religion: My Reading List This Fall