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Reformed Dogmatics in Dialogue

The Theology of Karl Barth and Jonathan Edwards

320 pages
Lexham Press

Two Reformed giants in conversation

Edited by Uche Anizor and Kyle C. Strobel, Reformed Dogmatics in Dialogue engages Edwards and Barth for constructive dogmatics. Chapters include:

  • Edwards and Barth in Conversation: Uche Anizor and Kyle Strobel
  • God: Kyle Strobel
  • Scripture: Doug Sweeney and Kevin Vanhoozer
  • Election: Christina N. Larsen
  • Christ: Darren Sumner
  • Holy Spirit: Seng Kong Tan
  • Creation: Uche Anizor
  • Aesthetics: Amy Plantinga Pauw
  • Philosophy: Kenneth Oakes
  • Humanity: Kyle Strobel
  • Sin: Marc Cortez and Daniel Houck
  • Atonement: Adam J. Johnson
  • Moral Theology: Kirk J. Nolan
  • Church: Matt Jenson
  • Last Things: Nathan Hitchcock

Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth are widely considered to be the greatest North American and Swiss theologians, respectively. Though situated in vastly different contexts and separated by nearly two hundred years, they shared intriguing similarities. Both employed exegesis, theology, and philosophy with ease. Both reasoned with unique quality, depth, and timelessness. Both resisted liberal shifts of their day while remaining creative thinkers. And both were Reformed without uncritically assuming the tradition.

Each chapter brings these theologians into conversation on classic theological categories, such as the doctrine of God, atonement, and ecclesiology, as well as topics of particular interest to both, such as aesthetics and philosophy. As with all great theologians, Edwards and Barth continue to illuminate Christian doctrine. Readers will appreciate their rigor of thought and devotion to Christ.

Author Bio
Uche Anizor (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and author of Trinity and Humanity: An Introduction to the Theology of Colin Gunton.

Kyle C. Strobel (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of spiritual theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and author of several books on Jonathan Edwards, including Jonathan Edwards's Theology: A Reinterpretation.