Instead, his "true science of the law" seems to Parens to comprise "not only a form of dialectical theology
but also a philosophic exploration of the aims of the Law, that is, a political philosophy," such that, "there may be no more profound exploration of the relation between human being, city, and cosmos than the Guide of the Perplexed.
Beginning with his Der Romerbrief (1919), Barth particularly, and dialectical theology
more generally, saved German Protestantism from being swallowed by the surrounding culture.
In a penetrating analysis, the first of its kind, "Dialectical Theology
and Jacques Ellul" provides a substantive account of the theological structure of Ellul's work and demonstrates the determinative role that theology, especially dialectical theology
, plays in a proper understanding of Ellul.
A final section outlines some alternatives to liberal Christian theology such as conservative forms, dialectical theology
, and the doctrine of the Trinity.
His participation in dialectical theology
, his refusal to sign "required" documents in the Nazi period, his raising the issue of Entmythologizierung and other writing often set the agenda for German--and in some cases, international--theology.
Such evaluations disturb theologians already inclined toward the dialectical theology
of Karl Barth.
This becomes obvious in the summary of the theories on the emergence of kalam: Did the entire method of Muslim dialectical theology
originate from the Christian community, or was it, rather, a constructive dialogue?
Not only does repentance mark the shift from neo-Kantian rationalism to dialectical theology
, but Rashkover's readings themselves force Barth and Rosenzweig to repent of their excesses, by turning them toward each other.
creating an environment receptive to German dialectical theology
He argues that Luther scholarship in the 1920s was not simply the stage upon which dogmatic theologians of the "Luther Renaissance" (led by Karl Holl)--along with systematicians of the Dialectical Theology
(led by Karl Barth)--saved German theology from superficial nineteenth-century liberalism.
After the Aphorisms, chapter five of the Enumeration leads the reader into closer proximity to Islam, juxtaposing the Islamic sciences, jurisprudence and dialectical theology
, with the key philosophic science, political science.
Stayer divides his treatment into five chapters: "Luther Scholarship before the Great War," "Karl Holl and the Origin of the Luther Renaissance," "The Dialectical Theology
and Luther Studies," "The Confessional Lutherans at Erlangen," and "The Luther Renaissance in Transition: Emanuel Hirsch and Erich Vogelsang.