Election, Barth, and the French Connection, 2nd Edition

How Pierre Maury Gave a "Decisive Impetus" to Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election

By Pierre Maury

Edited by Simon Hattrell

Foreword by Suzanne McDonald

Afterword by Dr. John C. McDowell

Election, Barth, and the French Connection, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781532667183
  • Pages: 290
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2019
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Election, Barth, and the French Connection, 2nd Edition

How Pierre Maury Gave a "Decisive Impetus" to Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election

By Pierre Maury

Edited by Simon Hattrell

Foreword by Suzanne McDonald

Afterword by Dr. John C. McDowell

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  • Pages: 290
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2019
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Karl Barth’s famous account of the doctrine of election in his mammoth Dogmatics has been described as the heart of his theology—a great hymn to the grace of God in Christ. Discover the person who initially stimulated Barth’s mammoth reworking of the “classical” view of the doctrine—pastor/theologian Pierre Maury (1890–1956). Their close friendship and especially a seminal paper Maury gave in 1936 entitled “Election and Faith” helped stimulate Barth’s reflection. Discover some never-before-translated works of Maury as well as a revision of a previously published piece on predestination. In this revised and expanded second edition, seven theologians reflect on the significance of these works for us today from historical, textual, pastoral, and theological standpoints, and seek to draw conclusions for us in our contemporary setting.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“It has been a delight to read, and equally, a joy to reflect on what is contained here. What Maury does so ably is to disempower and dismantle the idea of the absolute decree outside of, or apart from, Christ.”

—John Rietveld, Christian Coaching Institute, Australia



“This book will be a considerable service to those who find the work of Barth a source of endless inspiration and challenge. But it also puts before a wider theological public the opportunity for a second look at a doctrine far too readily consigned to the mistakes of Christian history.”

—Christiaan Mostert, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia



“From where did Karl Barth ever get the outrageous idea that predestination is the sum and essence of the good news? One place is the work of the lesser-known French pastor-theologian Pierre Maury. This revised and expanded edition re-introduces readers of English to Maury’s fresh and stimulating thinking on this doctrine, and the accompanying essays helpfully locate the significance of such in Barth’s work, and invite fresh opportunities for doing theology after Barth.”

—Jason Goroncy, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia

Contributors-

Pierre Maury
Simon Hattrell
Suzanne McDonald
Dr. John C. McDowell

Bio(s)-

Simon Hattrell served as a missionary in France in the 1970s and 1980s, was Principal of the Tasmanian College of Ministries in Hobart, Tasmania, in the 1990s, and in his retirement has helped coordinate distance theological education and training for the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania.

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