Karl Barth Reading Room

This page is designed to help make writings on and by Karl Barth available to those without easy access to a theological library. The links connect you to audio, books, articles and dissertations made available across the web, including those "Google Books" with significant content preview  - Arnold Neufeldt-Fast, PhD. 

May 10, 2015 is the 129th anniversary of Karl Barth's birth.
NB: The Tyndale community has access to the Digital Karl Barth Library, which includes the complete Church Dogmatics plus many other primary sources in English and German.

(Wenn Sie nur deutsche Texte suchen, klicken Sie bitte hier)


Primary Sources


Audio (mp3)

  • "Commentary: American Lectures," April 23, 1962 in Chicago and on April 29, 1962 in Princeton (see K. Barth, Evangelical Theology. An Introduction [Grand Rapids, MI 1979], pp. 9-12);
  • "The Community: American Lectures," April 26, 1962 in Chicago and on May 2, 1962 in Princeton (see K. Barth, Evangelical Theology. An Introduction [Grand Rapids, MI 1979], pp. 41) and Closing Remarks, Chicago, April 26, 1962 (and text).
  • Selected German audio files from the Karl-Barth Archives in Basel.


NB: Tyndale students have access to the complete Digital Karl Barth Library (with powerful search functions).

Secondary Sources

(newest materials on Google books with preview)

Introductory Articles on Karl Barth


Introductory Books on Karl Barth


Monographs, Dissertations (PDFs), and Collections on Aspects of Barth's Work


Essays, Articles and Chapters on Aspects of Barth's Work

Theological Journals Search (theological journals for which full text is freely available on the Internet -- links to many good articles on "Barth")

Tyndale eJournal Database (Key word: "Karl Barth" - full-text articles; restricted to Tyndale community).

Barth's Early Sources

Other Links

Other Resources and Tools

  • See also Tyndale MTS Modular Program's Systematic Theology Resources Page, as well as the Research and Writing Resources Page.
  • Bibliographic Management Tools: Zotero is "a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources." (I have found the Zotero add-on to be a very helpful tool for my work with the resources above and recommend it to students -ANF)

Translation Tools


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How do I cite my sources? (Click!)


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This page was created and is maintained by Arnold Neufeldt-Fast, Ph.D.