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Today’s guest post is from Johnny Cisneros, Product Manager for Systematic Theology, and co-instructor of Learn to Use Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software.
In my last post, and the one before, I introduced you to Millard Erickson’s Christian Theology and Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology. I also mentioned that Pannenberg was a postdoctoral mentor to Erickson.
Who influenced Wolfhart Pannenberg? The answer is Karl Barth, the theologian whom Christianity Today calls “. . . one of the giants in the history of theology.” Pannenberg studied under Barth during his time at Basel (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, pg. 1222).
Barth is best known for his multi-volume theological work, Church Dogmatics. No matter where you stand on Barth, one would be hard-pressed to overstate the impact Barth’s Church Dogmatics had on 20th century theology.
Here’s an excerpt about Karl Barth from Who’s Who in Christian History:
“Barth’s greatest influence was theological, with his emphasis on God’s sovereignty placing him firmly in the Reformed (Calvinistic) tradition. He differed radically from the mainstream of continental European theology, rejecting both its subjective emphasis on religious experience and the prevalent idea that Christian doctrine is subject to, or limited by, its historical origins” (Who’s Who in Christian History, pg. 66).
Check out some of these comments about 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.” —Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
This week, two years ago, we released all fourteen volumes of Church Dogmatics for Logos Bible Software. We’re commemorating this anniversary by offering a this-weekend-only discount of almost 32% off of Church Dogmatics (14 Vols.). Simply use the coupon code BARTHMATICS during checkout to receive your discount!