Title: The Trinity and Creation in Karl Barth
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: ATF Press September 2009
1921511524 / 9781921511523
Seller ID: 20100303169078
Any shortcomings of Karl Barth's view of the relationship between God and creation should not obscure the fact that his Chuch Dogmatics establishes the doctrine of the Trinity as central to the church's theological agenda. Gordon Watson proposes that the Trinity, as a basic hermeneutical key, needs to be understood as expressing the language and the structure of the church's liturgical experience. In this context, the relationship between God and the creation takes into full account God's free condescension as Creator and Reconciler as well as the created integrity of the creature. The Eastern church's trinitarian vision clarifies and resolves the theological inadequacies of Barth's presentation. The author was a student of TF Torrance and a previous version of this book was among a select few books higlighted by Torrance in the Preface to his second edition of Karl Barth: An Introduction to his Early Theology . Watson taught Systematic Theology for many years in Brisbane and has contributed numerous articles to the Scottish Journal of Theology .