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God's Time For Us

Barth's Reconciliation of Eternity and Time in Jesus Christ

James J. Cassidy

208 pages
Lexham Press
The relationship between eternity and time is a common subject for theologians and philosophers. What difference does it make for this discussion that God became man and inhabited time in Jesus Christ?

In God's Time for Us, James J. Cassidy examines the theology of Karl Barth to show that God is our Father who does not neglect us for lack of time; he is the God who has time to be with us. God also quite literally has time in his own being by virtue of the incarnation. Cassidy shows that Barth seeks a rapprochement between eternity and time, which is overcome by Jesus Christ.

There is today a resurgence in interest in the theology of Barth, especially among evangelicals. Yet Barth is often read without discernment and discussed in churches without full understanding. Cassidy illuminates his thought so evangelicals can make a better, more well-informed appraisal of the man and his theology.
Author Bio
James J. Cassidy is the pastor of South Austin Presbyterian Church, the vice president of Reformed Forum (reformedforum.org), and an articles editor for The Confessional Presbyterian (cpjournal.com). He earned his PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary (2014), where he wrote his dissertation on the theme of Karl Barth's doctrine of eternity and time.