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Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Malden, Massachusetts ; Oxford, England : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. ©2014
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In Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal, renowned theologian Alister E. McGrath presents a comprehensive intellectual history of Emil Brunner, the highly influential Swiss theologian who was instrumental in shaping modern Protestant theology. Explores Brunner's theological development and offers a critical engagement of his theologyExamines the role that Brunner played in shaping the characteristics of dialectical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGrath, Alister E.
Emil Brunner : a reappraisal.
Chichester, England ; Malden, Massachusetts ; Oxford, England : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2014
xiv, 246 pages
Named Person: Emil Brunner; Emil Brunner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9781118569269 1118569261
OCLC Number: 905855265
Notes: Includes index.
Cover image: Emil Brunner at Princeton Theological Seminary, c.1938.
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Theology/Religious Studies) 2015
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; A Note on Translations and Editions; 1: Emil Brunner: The Origins of a Theological Mind, 1914-1924; Theological Studies at Zurich; Pastoral Ministry and Contacts in England; The Swiss Crisis of Identity, 1914-1919; Brunner and Dialectical Theology: The Origins of an Ambivalent Relationship; Brunner in America, 1919-1920; Brunner, Barth, and Thurneysen: Continuing Debate; The Quest for Recognition: Erlebnis, Erkenntnis und Glaube (1921-2); Brunner and American Psychology of Religion The Limits of Humanity: Reflections on Revelation and Reason (1922)The Critique of Schleiermacher: Die Mystik und das Wort (1924); Part I: The Making of a Dialectical Theologian; 2: Brunner's Theology of Crisis: Critique and Construction, 1924-1929; The 1925 Inaugural Lecture at Zurich: Revelation and Theology; Reason and Theology: An Ecclesial Engagement (1927); The Mediator: A Manifesto for Dialectical Theology (1927); The Trinity: Dogma, not Kerygma; The American Reception of the "Theology of Crisis" (1928); 3: Reflections on the Tasks of Theology, 1929-1933 Crisis: The Rise of Ideology in Western Europe, 1920-1935Brunner's Challenge to Ideology: The "Other Task of Theology" (1929); Presenting Dialectical Theology in Britain: The Word and the World (1931); A Theological Ethics: The Divine Imperative (1932); A Problematic Liaison: Brunner and the Oxford Group; The Work of the Holy Spirit: The Copenhagen Lectures (1934); 4: Natural Theology? The Barth-Brunner Debate of 1934; Natural Theology: A Contested Notion; Karl Barth's Views on Natural Theology, 1918-1933; A Game-Changer: The Nazi Power Grab of 1933 Brunner's Public Criticism of Barth: Nature and Grace (1934)Brunner's Later Views on Natural Theology: Revelation and Reason (1941); Barth's Response: No! (1934); 5: Brunner's Theological Anthropology: Man in Revolt (1937); The Need for a Theological Anthropology; The Impossibility of an "Objective" Anthropology; The Dependence of Humanity on God; The "Contradiction" within Humanity; The Image of God and Human Identity; Humanity and Evolution: The Limits of Darwinism; 6: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Theology: Truth as Encounter (1937) Object and Subject in Theology: The Context to Brunner's ThoughtObjectivity and Subjectivity: Brunner's Criticism of Existing Paradigms; Overcoming the Object-Subject Impasse: Brunner's Strategy; The Implications of Brunner's Notion of "Truth as Encounter"; America: The Call to Princeton Theological Seminary, 1937-1939; Part II: Consolidation: Brunner's Vision for Post-War Theological Reconstruction; 7: Brunner's Vision for the Christian Community: The Church, State, and Culture; The Ideological Origins of Totalitarianism; An Antidote to Totalitarianism: The Renewal of Natural Law
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Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal presents a comprehensive intellectual history and appraisal of Emil Brunner, the highly influential Swiss theologian who was instrumental in shaping modern Protestant  Read more...
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McGrath has written an excellent account of Brunner's theology that should, if history be kind, spark a renewed interest and consideration of Brunner as a significant theologian for the 21st century. Read more...

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