Friday 9 November 2007

A portrait of Barth

In a forthcoming collection of essays entitled Engaging with Barth, a group of leading evangelical scholars (such as Henri Blocher, Paul Helm, Michael Horton and Oliver Crisp) seek to offer sympathetic critique of Barth’s thought. They’ve got a nice website with further details – and, best of all, they’ve also included an image of the new portrait of Barth by Oliver Crisp (which I’d been hoping to see). The eyes are especially good – here’s the portrait, together with a detail:


Chris TerryNelson said...

I'm excited to see serious engagement from evangelicals with Barth.

Now, how long is the culture of Barth studies going to be dominated by white men?

Anonymous said...

Another recent book on the theme, which is on the in-pile by my desk (which is ever-expanding, such that I am beginning to have the morbid thought that I will be dead before I get to the bottom!) is: Sung Wook Chung, ed., Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences (USA: Baker Academic; UK: Paternoster; 2006). It comes with blurbs on the back cover from John Webster and Francis Schüssler Fiorenza.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of Barthians, but never considered the possibility of Barthists! It appears that while Oliver has been working so hard to avoid the lure of the former, he has slipped and become the latter. In my estimation, the picture itself can safely be classified as "Fine Barth"!

Guy Davies said...

Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences is pretty good. The essays by Kevin Vanhoozer, Oliver Crisp and Henri Blocher are especially helpful.

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