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By Rosalene Bradbury,Murray Rae

what's the theologia crucis--the theology of the cross--and what are its radical claims? Which theologians stood inside of this subversive culture, and is Karl Barth among them?

In this quantity New Zealand theologian Rosalene Bradbury throws mild 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 method based round notions of fake and precise glory, and an old conviction that from the move of Jesus Christ comes a revelatory and a saving observe. 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 perhaps relatively be deemed a latest theologian of the pass. beforehand Barth's pivotal position during this lengthy, skinny, crucicentric culture has been unsung. This ebook therefore sheds vital new mild on Barth's theology.

"Bradbury deals a pointy delineation of the contours of a theologia crucis in classical point of view, and a transparent account of the ways that Barth's theological venture contains an artistic growth of ordinary epistemological and soteriological emphases in that culture. fit in its instincts and perceptive in its judgments, this booklet explores dogmatic topics which lie on the center of the Christian gospel."
--Ivor J. Davidson
Professor of Systematic and old Theology
University of St Andrews

"A surely vital ebook, sharp and transparent, wealthy intimately, and conscientiously argued, but additionally movingly devotional, usually (as C. S. Lewis positioned it) inflicting the guts to 'sing unbidden.' a huge paintings of Barth scholarship, it's excess of that: a clarion name to the Church to prevent the enticements of fake glory (power, authority, impression) and reclaim its imperative 'thin culture' of the discomfort Christ."
--Stephen C. A. May
Former lecturer at St. John's College
Honorary Lecturer on the collage of Auckland

Rosalene Bradbury acquired a PhD in Systematic Theology from the college of Auckland in 2009.

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