Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit

Through and beyond Barth's Theological Interpretation of Scripture
 
 
James Clarke & Co Ltd (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 30. April 2015
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  • 312 Seiten
 
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Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit' is an examination of the doctrines of election and atonement in Karl Barth's 'Church Dogmatics', taking up Barth's own challenge to his reader to surpass his argument and offer a better typological interpretation of the cultic texts. Barth's radical re-working of Calvin's doctrine of election is one of the most important developments in twentieth-century theology. Christ synthesizes for Barth a particular dialectic: the binary structure of God's Yes of election and God's No of rejection. The book's central question - how can Jesus simultaneously be both the elected and the rejected (CD II/2), acting as both the judge and the judged (CD IV/1)? - is followed by an exploration of the roles of the Holy Spirit and human freedom in God's electing and saving action. Although commentators acknowledge Barth's innovation in this area but also identify problems with his approach, few have offered what David Ford has called a correction "from within" Barth, using Barth's own method. Using the concept of Existenzstellvertretung, this critique of Barth's exegetical justification for the doctrines offers an alternative exegesis that not only provides this much-needed correction, but also immerses the reader in a fresh engagement with Scripture itself.
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  • Cambridge
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978-0-227-90426-8 (9780227904268)
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Revs Dr Matthias Grebe studied theology at Tubingen, Cambridge, and Princeton. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bonn.
  • Front cover
  • Half title
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Foreword by David F. Ford
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1: The Pastoral Motivations of this Study and the Nature of the Problem
  • 2: The Task of the Study
  • 3: The Method of Study
  • 4: An Outline of the Study
  • 1. Election, Rejection, and Exegesis
  • Introduction
  • 1: The Pastoral Concern with Election
  • 2: Re-locating the Doctrine
  • 3: The Basis of Barth's Doctrine of Election: God's Self-Revelation
  • 4: Jesus Christ: the 'Electing God' and the 'Elected Human'
  • 5: Simul Electus et Reprobatus: God's Yes and God's No
  • 6: Barth's Typological Exegesis of Leviticus 14 and 16
  • Conclusion
  • 2. Jesus Christ the Elect: Through and Beyond Barth
  • Introduction
  • 1: An Exegetical Challenge to Barth's Doctrine of Election
  • 2: Barth's Typological Interpretation Revisited
  • 3: An Alternative Typology
  • Conclusion
  • 3. The Covenant, Humanity and das Nichtige
  • Introduction
  • 1: The Covenant
  • 2: Humanity
  • 3: Das Nichtige
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Jesus Christ the Judge: Through and Beyond Barth
  • Introduction
  • 1: Atonement in the Early Church
  • 2: The Reformed Backdrop of Barth's Theology of Atonement
  • 3: Barth on Cur Deus Homo?
  • 4: Jesus the High Priest
  • 5: Jesus is Victor: The Conquering of Sin
  • 6: Existenzstellvertretung in the New Testament
  • Conclusion
  • 5. Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit
  • Introduction
  • 1: Election and Universalism
  • 2: The Eternal Spirit and the Mortal Soul
  • 3: Humanity, Freedom, and Faith
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
  • 1: Problems with Barth's Exegesis
  • 2: Beyond the Binary Impasse of the Yes and No in Christ
  • 3: Pastoral Implications: Limited Atonement and Universalism
  • 4: Systematic Implications: The Economic and Immanent Trinity
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Bibliography
  • Back cover
"Grebe enters into detailed and critical engagement with several major loci of Barth's Church Dogmatics...skillfully drawing out their interconnection with one another."
-Susannah Ticciati, King's College London, Modern Believing, Vol.57:1, January 2016

"Grebe's work will interest constructive theologians concerned with rethinking the atonement and the growing number who are attracted to the 'theological interpretation of Scripture'. ... The best way to engage this book - and Barth! - is with a Bible open next to you. In this sense, Grebe shows himself to be the best type of 'Barthian' - one who learns from Barth materially and methodologically without remaining trapped within Barth's conclusions."
-Derek W. Taylor, Theology 119 (2), March-April 2016

"...it is certainly an interesting and worthy read, and puts forward arguments which are well worth considering."
-Kris Hiuser, Theological Book Review, Vol. 27 No.1, 2016

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