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R. Michael Allen

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8 Mar 2012
This reader from Karl Barth's multi-volume Church Dogmatics offers an introduction to the whole work, key readings in reasonable portions with introductions and provides helpful hints at secondary material. An ideal textbook for all beginners studying the work of one of the most important theologians of the last century.

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'This volume is a welcome resource for both teachers and students of Karl Barth's theology. Michael Allen's well-chosen excerpts from the Church Dogmatics are lengthy enough to provide a feel for Barth's sprawling theological discourse and wide-ranging enough to provide an appreciation of the full scope of his dogmatic thought. The introduction and notes locate Barth's work within the context of classical and modern divinity and direct readers to the best English-language literature on the Basel theologian. Those who have heretofore feared the prospect of exploring Karl Barth's massive Church Dogmatics may now take courage thanks to Allen's able guidance.' --Scott R. Swain, Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

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R. Michael Allen is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox Theological Seminary at Fort Lauderdale, USA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Church Dogmatics with actual excerpts 8 May 2013
By Ed Fong - Published on Amazon.com
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With the completion of this book by R. Michael Allen, I have just established first contact with one who has been viewed as the greatest theologian of recent times - Karl Barth. And what a timely occasion to do this, just two days prior to his 127th birthday! For one who has written almost 10,000 pages, 6 million words over a period of 35 years, it is no easy task to pull out excerpts without misrepresenting Barth, or worse still, running the risk of reductionism. But Allen has done an excellent job, and is to be commended for doing so. The chapters in the book covering the different topics follow the order of Church Dogmatics (CD) itself other than with one or two exceptions. Each excerpt is well-selected, of the right length (approx. 15-20 pages of CD), and is mostly kept intact as it is appears at any particular point in CD. These features result in each excerpt presenting clearly with the original rhetorical force of Barth the theological point he seeks to make. Allen also helpfully states in the opening section of each chapter consisting of his own comments and in footnotes accompanying the excerpt other perspectives of Barth on that particular topic not found in the chosen excerpt, providing references and guiding points for those who may wish to pursue further or deeper Barth's thoughts on the particular matter. One suggested area of improvement is if the font size of the main text of CD and the parenthesis text could be differentiated in each excerpt as in CD itself. But this book certainly serves as an excellent introduction and teaser to Barth's magnum opus. Like a food tasting platter, this book whets one's appetite for the main course to come - a main course that would definitely take longer to chew, and much longer to digest for our spiritual good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent selection 28 July 2013
By Lauren Ingle - Published on Amazon.com
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This Reader, and its accompanying chapter introductions do a great job of giving a brief yet surprisingly thorough introduction to Barth's writings. The foot notes are also helpful.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must have! 30 May 2014
By Patrick L - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a must have if you are serious in knowing more about Karl Barth and his monumental Church Dogmatics!
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