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. Some links connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google Books (often 50% of content). Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW). The Google Book Project also makes hard to find and expensive monographs readily accessible to researchers. This Reading Room collects those relevant materials on one page. Links to online dissertations are also included.

NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).                                 -Arnold Neufeldt-Fast, PhD

May 10, 2014 will be Karl Barth's 128th birthday!
NB: The Tyndale community has access to the Karl Barth Digital Library, which includes the complete Church Dogmatics plus many other primary sources in English and German.

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

Multimedia

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

 

Introductory Articles on Karl Barth

  • Cobb, John. Karl Barth. Living Options in Protestant Theology: A Survey of Methods. Westminster, 1962.
  • Dierken, Jörg. Karl Barth (1886-1968), in: Klassiker der Theologie, Bd. 2. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, ed. C.H.Beck, 2005. Pp. 223-257.
  • Ford, David. Barth, Karl. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Blackwell, 1995.
  • Grenz, Stanley and LeRoy Miller. Back to the Basics: Karl Barth. Fortress Introduction to Contemporary Theologies. Fortress, 1998. Ch. 1.
  • Grenz, Stanley and Roger Olson. Karl Barth: Transcendence as God`s Freedom, in Twentieth Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. InterVarsity Press, 1997.
  • Hall, John Douglas. Remembered Voices: Reclaiming the Legacy of "neo-orthodoxy". Westminster John Knox, 1998. Ch. 1.
  • Hardy, Daniel W. Karl Barth. The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century. David Ford, ed. Blackwell, 20053. Ch. 1.
  • Horton, Douglas. God lets loose Karl Barth. Christian Century, February 16, 1928.
  • Jenson, Robert W. Karl Barth. The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century. David Ford, ed. Blackwell, 1997. Ch. 1.
  • Jüngel, Eberhard. Barth, Karl, Theologische Realenzyklopädie, Bd. V. DeGruyter, 1980, pp. 251-268.
  • Küng, Hans. Karl Barth, Great Christian Thinkers: Paul, Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Schleiermacher, Barth. Continuum, 1994.
  • Lindsay, Mark. Barth, in: The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology. Gareth Jones, ed. Blackwell, 2007. Ch. 20.
  • Livingstone, J.C. et al. Dialectical Theology: Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, and Friedrich Gogarten, and The Theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in: Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, Vol. II. 2nd revised ed. Fortress, 2006. Ch. 3 & 4, pp. 62-94; 96-132.
  • Torrance, Thomas F. "Karl Barth (1886- )." Ten Makers of Modern Protestant Thought. New York: Association Press, 1958. Pp. 58-68.
  • Webb, Stephen H. "Karl Barth (1886-1968)." Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, vol. 2, ed. I.S. Markham. Blackwell, 2010. Pp. 22-31.
  • Webster, John. Shapers of Protestantism: Karl Barth, The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism. A. McGrath and D.C. Marks, eds. Blackwell, 2004; Introducing Barth. The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth. Cambridge, 2000. Ch. 1. (See also Webster below).
  • Willmer, Haddon. Karl Barth, in The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology. P. Scott, W.T. Cavanaugh, eds. Blackwell, 2004. Ch. 9.

 

Introductory Books on Karl Barth

 

Monographs and Collections on Aspects of Barth's Work

 

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


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)


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