Karl Barth (1886-1968) has been arguably the most significant and, in one way or another, most influential theologian of the twentieth century. If the number of recent publications on his work is anything to go by, it appears that the twenty-first century will be unable to forget him. The indications are that his shadow still lies across much of what is being done in theology.
This ‘Karl Barth Page’ has been composed with the intention of linking to some of my scholarly papers which hope to:
— Remind academic theology and also the churches of the continuing significance of Barth’s theology;
— Encourage better acquaintance with his thought;
— Challenge many of the ways in which Barth is commonly understood;
— Provide a forum for distributing widely some of my own (developing) thoughts on his life and theology.
John McDowell’s Barth Books & Papers
· Hope in Barth’s Eschatology: Interrogations and Transformations Beyond Tragedy (Aldershot/Burlington/Singapore/Sydney: Ashgate, 2000).
· (co-ed.) Conversing With Barth, edited by Mike A. Higton and John C. McDowell (Aldershot/Burlington/Singapore/Sydney: Ashgate, 2004).
· ‘For What May We Legitimately Hope? Karl Barth’s “Theology of Hope”’, Whitefield Briefings 5.5 (July, 2000). (click here for pdf)
· ‘Learning Where to Place One’s Hope: The Eschatological Significance of Election in Barth’, Scottish Journal of Theology 53.3 (2000), 316-338.
· ‘A Response to Rodney Holder on Barth on Natural Theology’, Themelios, 27.2 (2002), 32-44. (click here for paper pdf)
· ‘Enfleshing a Phantom Figure: Timothy Gorringe’s Contextualised Barth’, Quodlibet Journal 4.2-3 (Summer 2002), http://www.quodlibet.net/articles/mcdowell-gorringe.shtml.
· ‘Much Ado About Nothing: Karl Barth’s Being Unable to Do Nothing About Nothingness’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 4.3 (2002), 319-335.
· ‘Timothy Gorringe’s Contextualised Barth’, Evangelical Quarterly 74 (2002), 333-350. (click here for pdf)
· ‘Theology as Conversational Event: Karl Barth, the Ending of “Dialogue” and the Beginning of “Conversation”’, Modern Theology 19.4 (2003), 483-509.
· With Mike Higton, ‘Introduction: Barth, Conversationalist and Conversation Partner’, in Mike Higton and John C. McDowell (eds.), Conversing With Barth (Aldershot, et al: Ashgate, 2004), 1-13. (click here for pdf)
· ‘“Mend Your Speech a Little”: Reading Karl Barth’s Das Nichtige Through Donald MacKinnon’s Tragic Vision’, in Mike Higton and John C. McDowell (eds.), Conversing With Barth (Aldershot, et al: Ashgate, 2004), 142-172.
· ‘Karl Barth’s Having No-Thing to Hope For’, Journal of Christian Theological Research 10 (2006), 1-49, http://www2.luthersem.edu/ctrf/JCTR/Vol11/McDowell_JCTR11.pdf. (click here for paper pdf)
· ‘Karl Barth’, in New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics (Leicester: IVP, 2006).
· ‘Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, and the Subjectivity of the Object of Christian Hope’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 8.1 (Jan 2006), 25-41. (click here for pre-publication conference version)
· ‘“Openness to the World”: Karl Barth’s Evangelical Theology of Christ as the Pray-er’, Modern Theology 25.2 (2009), 253-283. (click here for pre-publication conference version)
· ‘Prayer, Particularity and the Subject of Divine Personhood: Who are Brümmer and Barth Invoking When They Pray?’, in Myk Habets and Phillip Tolliday (eds.), Trinitarian Theology After Barth, Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene Oregon: Pickwick, 2011), 255-283.
· ‘Hope’, in Westminster Dictionary of Karl Barth (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming 2010).
· ‘Evil’, in Westminster Dictionary of Karl Barth (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming 2010).
BARTH RELATED REVIEWS
· Review of Trevor A. Hart, Regarding Karl Barth, in Evangelical Quarterly (2001).
· Review of Richard E. Burnett, Karl Barth’s Theological Exegesis, in Expository Times 114 (2003), 391-2.
· Review of Gordon H. Clark, Karl Barth’s Theological Method, in Evangelical Quarterly.
· Review of William Stacy Johnson, The Mystery of God, in Evangelical Quarterly.
· Review of John Yocum, Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth, in Theology 108 (2005), 285-286.
· Review of John Yocum, Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth, in SJT 59.4 (2006), 493-495.
· Review of John W. Hart, Barth Vs. Brunner, in Evangelical Quarterly 79.3 (2007), 283-286.
· Review of Kimlyn J. Bender, Karl Barth’s Christological Ecclesiology, in Theology .
· Review of David Clough, Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth’s Ethics, in IJST.
· Review of John R. Franke, Barth for Armchair Theologians, in Expository Times.
· Review of Sung Wook Chung (ed.), Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology, in Theology.