Karl Barth's Dialogue with Catholicism in Göttingen and Münster 978-3-16-151059-5 - Mohr Siebeck

Amy Marga

Karl Barth's Dialogue with Catholicism in Göttingen and Münster

Its Significance for His Doctrine of God

[Karl Barths Dialog mit dem Katholizismus in Göttingen und Münster. Die Bedeutung dieses Dialogs für seine Gotteslehre.]

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Amy Marga studies Karl Barth's early search for the objectivity of God (Gegenständlichkeit) within his dogmatic theology which led him to an unconventional openness to the theology of Roman Catholicism. This exciting conversation brought new clarity to his doctrine of the triune God.
Amy Marga studies Karl Barth's early encounter with Roman Catholic theology during the 1920s, especially seen in his seminal set of dogmatic lectures given in Göttingen, and his second set of dogmatic lectures, given in Münster and which remain unpublished. Her analysis demonstrates his search for a concept of God's objectivity – Gegenständlichkeit – which would not be dependent upon philosophically-laden concepts such as the analogia entis, but which would rather be anchored in God's being alone. The author shows that Roman Catholicism, especially the thought of Erich Przywara, became the key interlocutor that helped Barth bring this clarity to his doctrine of revelation and the triune God.

Amy Marga Born 1972; 1995 BA in Christian Education from Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN; 1998 M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ; 2006 Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary; Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN.


The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 136 (2011), S. 423–424 (Anne Käfer)
In: Revue Théologique de Louvain — 41 (2010), S. 563–568 (Benoit Bourgine)
In: Zeitschr.f . Neuere Theologiegesch. — 16 (2009), S. 305–310 (Friedrich Wilhelm Graf)
In: Concilium — 2010, S. 382
In: Journal of Reformed Theology — 4 (2010), S. 247–248 (David Grumett)
In: Journal of Ecumenical Studies — 45 (2010), S. 658–659 (Gerard Jacobitz)