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, 2016 was the 130th 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.

See the Centre for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Search the Hans Markus Wildi Collection of Karl Barth and Barthiana,

(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); Evangelical Theology: An Introduction, narrated by J. Marosz (Tyndale Audiobook).
  • (Audio excerpt; Basel City Prison, 1961) "Furcht ist nicht in der Liebe," published: "Anhang 1: Bekehrung, 1. Joh. 4,18. Wiedergabe der Predigt im gesprochenen Wortlaut," Predigten 1954-1967. Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe. TVZ: 1979. Pp. 289-296 (500 of 2,857 words; 8 min, 43 sec; text in Tyndale Digital Karl Barth Library).
  • (Video download) Short excerpt from 1960 class lecture (KD  IV/4, Fragment, p. 189 [CD  IV/4, p. 171]) from film: Silberstab und Baslerstab, Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt, Universitätsarchiv IV 21.19 (50 seconds; 2.75 MB).
  • Selected German audio files from the Karl-Barth Archiv in Basel.

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

Secondary Sources

What's new in Barth publications? See search results from WorldCat; Google Books with preview; Tyndale ebooks.

Reference articlesOxford Reference OnlineGale Virtual Reference; Cambridge Companions.

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

(See Tyndale's ejournals --Subject: "Karl Barth," newest to oldest; peer reviewed, pdf - full-text)

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

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