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.
Synopsis: "Dialectical Theology
and Jacques Ellul: An Introductory Exposition" argues that the work of Jacques Ellul is frequently and deleteriously misread on account of inattention to the theological underpinning that governs Ellul's thought.
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
." His theology is seen as "lacking in originality" and "out of touch with the indigenous 'ethos and issues of the day.'" Jennings, however, pays attention to Takakura's "identity as a Japanese Christian who lived when and where he did" (pp.
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.
As for Barth, Boswell points out that Updike's borrowings are "largely confined to those ideas and concepts associated with Barth's middle phase, the period of his dialectical theology
" and principally to his text The Word of God and the Word of Man (1929, 1957).