Two quite different responses to theological liberalism are represented in the theologies of Karl Barth and Paul Tillich. In his protest against theological liberalism, Barth seeks to re-emphasize the lost emphases on man the sinner and God the Judge . In his article, “Liberal protestantism, Liberal Theology, Liberalism” in A. Richardson (editor), A Dicitonary of […]Read More Karl Barth and Paul Tillich: Responding to Theological Liberalism
In his book, ‘General Revelation’, Berkouwer rejects natural theology while affirming the doctrines of general revelation & common grace. He places himself between Barth & Brunner. Barth rejects both general revelation & natural theology. Brunner teaches both general revelation and natural theology. In connection with common grace, here are two important observations made by Berkouwer: […]Read More Berkouwer, Barth and Brunner: A Discussion of General Revelation and Natural Theology
Barth proposes three reasons for the persistence of natural theology (Church Dogmatics, Vol. II, 1, pp. 85-126. The three reasons are succinctly stated by G W Bromiley: “(a) It is thought to be possible and practicable … (b) It is thought to be pedagogically useful at least as an introduction to theology … (c) It […]Read More G C Berkouwer and Karl Barth on “Natural Theology and General Revelation”
More about Berkouwer, see The Theology Of G C Berkouwer The question of universalism in Barth’s theology has been raised directly by J D Bettis in his article, “Is Karl Barth a Universalist?” (Scottish Journal of Theology, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 1967, pp. 423-436).This article requires to be carefully discussed not only for its significance as […]Read More A Critique of J D Bettis, "Is Karl Barth a Universalist?"
More about Berkouwer, see The Theology Of G C Berkouwer —– Barth has tried to affirm universal election without moving from there to universal salvation. There have been different reactions to his theology. (a) Some have written positively about this approach – affirming universal election without embracing universal salvation. (b) Others have moved on from […]Read More Berkouwer and Barth on Universalism
As well as Berkouwer’s ‘Studies in Dogmatics’, there are the interesting books – The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth & A Half Century of Theology. Reading the first title makes some inclined to connect Berkouwer with Barth. We should be careful at this point. Though he has clearly studied Barth’s works […]Read More A Little Bit about "The Triumph of Grace … " and "A Half Century … "