‘Karl Barth, Emil Brunner and the Subjectivity of the Object of Christian Hope’


Christian hope is not best conceived as a specific instance of a more general category of ‘hope’; rather, within Christian theology, the nature of hope itself is transformed by the things hoped for. The Barth–Brunner debate of 1934, although not specifically about hope, provides resources for exploring the radical nature of Christian hope.  

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or draft version Barth, Brunner Hope


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