Karl Barth in North America
The Influence of Karl Barth in the Making of a New North American Evangelicalism
Imprint: Resource Publications
244 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in
- Published: April 2009
$49.00 / £39.00 / AU$69.00Buy
- Published: April 2009
$29.00 / £24.99 / AU$42.99Buy
John P. Lewis (PhD, University of New England) has served as a pastor, teacher, and writer for over ten years and has taught theology and church history at a number of theological colleges.
"Karl Barth was a pastor when he discovered what he called, 'The strange new world of the Bible,' as he set aside the results of a century of higher criticism of the text and began to read the book of Romans as though for the first time, seeking only to hear it as Word of God. John Lewis, in this fine book, examines several evangelical North American theologians whose own 'approach' to theology has been shaped by Barth in a positive way. By showing how one's approach to theology is determinative of theological method as well as content, Lewis not only provides an insightful introduction to Karl Barth but also shows why an evangelical biblical theology is distinguished by its approach to the Scriptural text. While this study is limited to North American evangelical theologians, it shows why Barth's theology, to the extent that it is read by pastors as well as by theologians, strikes a chord with those who preach and teach out of their own experience of the Word of God. I would make it required reading for college and seminary students preparing for pastoral ministry and encourage pastors to put it in their 'must read' list."
--Ray S. Anderson
Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Dr. John Lewis's painstaking and exhaustive study is a major contribution, demonstrating how crucial ideas that were sparked by one great theological mind in Europe have been transported across the Atlantic and have inspired a generation of Evangelical professors and pastors to re-assess their former convictions and thereby reinvigorate their own writing, teaching, and ministry to millions of Christian people. This book should be obligatory reading for all, not just conservative evangelical pastors and people."
--John A. Moses
author of Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History