Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit
Through and Beyond Barth’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Probing Karl Barth's magisterial revision of the traditional doctrines of election and reconciliation, Matthias Grebe offers a constructive critique of the forensic understanding of Christ's saving work. His comprehensive and carefully developed argument, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of recent debates in biblical studies, sets a high standard for future study of the 'Church Dogmatics.'"
--Matthias Gockel, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
"This book offers a close reading of the central pillars of Barth's theology: the result, a constructive pushing of the doctrines of election and atonement in new directions. Wrestling with the biblical tradition, Grebe plays Barth at his own game and tests the exegeses that lie at the heart of Barth's dogmatic proposals. Grebe emerges as a reliable interpreter of Barth's thought and a provocative theologian in his own right."
--Ashley Cocksworth, The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, UK
"Grebe has produced a bold and important book on a central theme for Barth studies and theology more broadly. Grebe's approach of considering Barth's theology in light of biblical interpretation is not only a sound one, but also one which reflects Barth's own concerns and sets an important trajectory for Barth studies in the future."
--Tom Greggs, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland