On 03/15/06 we put Karl Barth’s magnum opus, the 14-volume Church Dogmatics, on Pre-Pub. As we expected, it quickly reached 100% of the pre-orders needed to move it into production, but you may have noticed that its status never changed to “Under Development.” This appeared on the product page for nearly a year and a half:
“Note: This title has gathered 100% of pre-orders needed; it will move into production pending final approval from the publisher.”
We are happy to inform you that we have received the final approval from the publisher. Production is almost complete, and we are on track to begin shipping very soon. But that’s not all. Behind this delay is some very exciting news! The issue that was holding up production was whether we’d be producing the current edition or the forthcoming new edition. We are thrilled to let you know that the Logos edition will be the new edition!
What’s new with the new edition? It offers the classic translation of T. F. Torrance, G. Bromiley and others, prepared by a team of leading experts from the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. The text is presented in a new, user friendly format. Greek and Latin passages are now given in English translation alongside the original to make the work more accessible for students without a working knowledge of the ancient languages. Simply hover over or click the asterisk after any untranslated text to see its translation.
The publisher has set the retail price of the new edition at $840 for the entire set. Individual volumes are going for $90 or more and aren’t scheduled to be available until this September. If you were to buy all 14 volumes in print, you’d be spending between $840 and $1,300 and waiting months to get them! For just another week or so you can get this new edition for only $499.99—an incredible savings!
The Logos edition of Barth’s CD will be seamlessly integrated with the rest of your Libronix resources giving you access to all the great features you have come to love, like (1) instant lookups of words or phrases, (2) jumping to other resources in your Libronix library like Calvin’s Institutes, which Barth references scores of times, (3) Scripture references and footnotes as pop-ups, (4) the ability to mark up the text and take notes, and (5) our advanced searching, which enables you to find all the places that Barth mentions any word, phrase, Scripture reference, and more. Barth has never been so convenient to read and study!
Visit the Church Dogmatics product page to place your order!
“Undoubtedly is one of the giants in the history of theology.” —Christianity Today
“He may well have been the most influential Protestant theologian of the twentieth century.” —Millard J. Erickson
“The great Church father of Protestant Christendom, the one genuine Doctor of the Protestant Church the modern era has known.” —Thomas F. Torrance
“One of the most important Protestant theologians of the 20th century.” —Eberhard Busch
“The most significant theologian of the twentieth century.” —T. A. Noble
“One of the leading thinkers of 20th-century Protestantism.” —The Columbia Encyclopedia
“One of the most influential Protestant leaders of the twentieth century.” —H. Jacobsen
“Perhaps the most influential German-speaking theologian of his century.” —R. V. Schnucker
“There never was a full missions theology until Karl Barth wrote one, and no one should undertake to prepare a better one (or conceive that he might prepare a better one) until he has mastered Barth.” —Hendrik Kraemer
“Even his severest critics have had to establish their positions with respect to his.” —David L. Mueller
The most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas. —Pope Pius XII
About Barth’s Church Dogmatics
“One of the most notable theological publications of our time.” —Expository Times
“It is in the Church Dogmatics above all that we must look for the grandeur of this humble servant of Jesus Christ, for the work he was given to accomplish in it will endure to bless the world for many centuries to come.” —Thomas F. Torrance
“Only Athanasius, Augustine, Aquinas and Calvin have performed comparable service in the past, in the search for a unified and comprehensive basis for all theology in the grace of God.” —Thomas F. Torrance
“Among Barth’s many books, sermons and essays, the multivolume Church Dogmatics—a closely reasoned, eloquently stated argument in nearly ten thousand pages—stands out as the crown of his achievement.” —Clifford Blake Anderson
“His multi-volume Church Dogmatics (CD) constitutes the weightiest contribution to Protestant theology since Schleiermacher.” —T. A. Noble
“Barth’s Church Dogmatics is by far the most detailed Protestant exposition of Christian doctrine to have appeared since the Reformation.” —The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
To learn more about Karl Barth in your Libronix library, see the following articles and books:
- G. C. Berkouwer, “Karl Barth’s Offensive Against Natural Theology,” in General Revelation, 18-33.
- G. C. Berkouwer, “Reaction to Barth’s Offensive,” in General Revelation, 34-57.
- Eberhard Busch, “Barth, Karl,” The Encyclopedia of Christianity, 1:208-210.
- William Lane Craig, “Karl Barth and Rudolph Bultmann,” Reasonable Faith, 24-26.
- F. L. Cross, ed., “Barth, Karl,” The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 163-64.
- Arthur C. Cochrane, “Barth, Karl (1886–1968),” Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, 27-28.
- Millard Erickson, “Barth, Karl (1886–1968),” The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology, 21.
- Norman L. Geisler, “Barth, Karl,” Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, 69-71.
- Stanley J. Grenz, et al. eds., “Barth, Karl (1886–1968),” Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms, 19.
- H. Jacobsen, “Barth, Karl,” Who’s Who in Christian History.
- George Thomas Kurian, ed., “Barth, Karl,” Nelson’s New Christian Dictionary.
- Paul Lagassé, ed., “Barth, Karl,” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
- Paul D. Molnar, “Barth, Karl (1886–1968),” The Dictionary of Historical Theology, 53-58.
- T. A. Noble, “Barth, Karl,” New Dictionary of Theology, 76.
- Michael Parsons, “Barth, Karl (1886–1968),” New 20th-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
- R. V. Schnucker, “Barth, Karl (1886-1968),” Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.
- Waldron Scott, “Presuppositions of Barth’s Theology of Mission,” in Karl Barth’s Theology of Missions.
- Waldron Scott, “Summary of Barth’s View,” in Karl Barth’s Theology of Missions.
- Waldron Scott, “Evaluation of Barth’s View,” in Karl Barth’s Theology of Missions.
- Cornelius Van Til, Christianity and Barthianism.
- Cornelius Van Til, The New Modernism: An Appraisal of the Theology of Barth and Brunner, 3d ed.
For even more, check out these journal articles:
- Hans Boersma, “Alexandrian or Antiochian? A Dilemma in Barth’s Christology,” WTJ 52:2 (Fall 1990): 263-80.
- Daniel B. Clendenin, “A Conscious Perplexity: Barth’s Interpretation of Schleiermacher,” WTJ 52:2 (Fall 1990): 281-301.
- Jayne H. Davis, “Opening Dialogue: Jürgen Moltmann’s Interaction with the Thought of Karl Barth.” RevExp 100:4 (Fall 2003): 695-709.
- D. G. Hart, “Machen on Barth,” WTJ 53:2 (Fall 1991): 189-96.
- Young-Gwan Kim, “Karl Barth’s Reception in Korea: An Historical Overview,” Evangelical Review of Theology 27 (2003).
- Fred H. Klooster, “Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology,” WTJ 47:2 (Fall 1985): 301-17-
- Fred H. Klooster, “Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Reconciliation: A Review Article,” WTJ 20:2 (May 1958): 170-84.
- Fred H. Klooster, “Karl Barth’s Doctrine of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ,” WTJ 24:2 (May 1962): 137-72.
- J. Gresham Machen, “Karl Barth and ‘The Theology of Crisis,'” WTJ 53:2 (Fall 1991): 197-207.
- John D. Morrison, “Barth, Barthians, and Evangelicals: Reassessing the Question of the Relation of Holy Scripture and the Word of God,” TrinJ 25:2 (Fall 2004): 187-213.
- David L. Mueller, “Karl Barth and the Heritage of the Reformation,” RevExp 86:1 (Winter 1989): 45-61.
- David L. Mueller, “Karl Barth in Dialogue on the Foundation of Salvation,” RevExp 91:4 (Fall 1994): 487-502.
- Richard A. Muller, “Barth’s Göttingen Dogmatics (1924-26): A Review and Assessment of Volume One,” WTJ 56:1 (Spring 1994): 115-32.
- Richard A. Muller, “Directions in the Study of Barth’s Christology,” WTJ 48:1 (Spring 1986): 119-34.
- Richard A. Muller, “Karl Barth and the Path of Theology into the Twentieth Century: Historical Observations,” WTJ 51:1 (Spring 1989): 25-50.
- Richard A. Muller, “The Place and Importance of Karl Barth in the Twentieth Century: A Review Essay,” WTJ 50:1 (Spring 1988): 127-56.
- Sebastian Rehnman, “Barthian Epigoni: Thomas F. Torrance’s Barth-Reception,” WTJ 60:2 (Fall 1998): 271-96.
- William T. Riviere, “The Philosophy Underlying Barth’s Theology,” BSac 91:362 (April 1934): 154-76.
- Miner B. Stearns, “A Conservative Interviews Barth,” BSac 106:422 (April 1949): 196-99.
- Kevin Vanhoozer, “What Has Vienna to Do with Jerusalem? Barth, Brahms, and Bernstein’s Unanswered Question,” WTJ 63:1 (Spring 2001): 123-50.
- Cornelius Van Til, “Has Karl Barth Become Orthodox?” WTJ 16:2 (May 1954): 135-81.
- Cornelius Van Til, “Karl Barth on Chalcedon,” WTJ 22:2 (May 1960): 147-66.
- William W. Wells, “The Reveille That Awakened Karl Barth,” JETS 22:3 (September 1979): 223-33.
If you like Karl Barth, you might also be interested in our Studies in Karl Barth Collection (2 volumes).