The spirit of God and the Christian life : reconstructing by JinHyok Kim

By JinHyok Kim

Theologian Robert Jenson as soon as titled an essay on Karl Barth's doctrine of the Holy Spirit, "You ask yourself the place the Spirit Went," claiming that, for all of the speak of the Spirit, Barth's theology was once extra approximately binitarian than Trinitarian. That overview has mostly carried the day and set the paradigm for interpretation. JinHyok Kim without delay demanding situations the existing paradigm, reconstructing Barth's pneumatology and presenting the prospective contours it will have taken within the ultimate volumes of Church Dogmatics left incomplete at Barth's death.

Within this reconstruction, Kim explores the contexts of Barth's paintings and demonstrates the relationship of Barth's doctrine of the Spirit with the realities and practices of the Christian lifestyles. right here a brand new normal for figuring out Barth's Trinitarian theology, relatively his doctrine of the Spirit, opens up and gives a clean examining of a massive subject in a single of the valuable thinkers of recent theology

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John D.  ↵ In order to meet this criticism, Barth delivered a lecture on the Spirit in 1929, and this lecture was published under the title of The Holy Ghost and the Christian Life. Despite this lecture his critics have constantly argued that Barth did not pay enough attention to the work of the Holy Spirit while underlining the work of Christ. See Karl Barth, The Holy Ghost and the Christian Life, trans. R. Hoyle (London: Frederick Muller, 1938).  ↵ Robert W.  ↵ According to Rogers, Barth wrote more than 2100 pages with “Spirit” in boldface theses in his dogmatics and published more than one book with “Spirit” in the title.

See Eberhard Jüngel, “Invocation of God as the Ethical Ground of Christian Action,” in Theological Essays I, trans. John B. Webster (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1989); John Webster, Barth’s Ethics of Reconciliation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995); Matthew Boulton, “‘We Pray by His Mouth’: Karl Barth, Erving Goffman, and a Theology of Invocation,” Modern Theology 17, no. 1 (2001): 67–83; Donald K. McKim, “Karl Barth on the Lord’s Prayer,” The Center Journal 2, no. 1 (1982): 81–99; Nigel Biggar, “Karl Barth’s Ethics Revisited,” in Commanding Grace: Studies in Karl Barth’s Ethics, ed.

S. Lewis Foundation allowed me to stay at the Kilns (C. S. Lewis Study Centre) as a resident junior scholar in the final stage of this work. In addition, I want to thank the people of the Oxford Korean Church, where I served as youth minister. The members of the English Church Heidelberg deserve special gratitude for their hospitality and spiritual support. I have been blessed by many friendships developed during these Oxford years. Special thanks go to Barnabas Palfrey and Brian Dunn not only for being a source of constant encouragement but also for proofreading this thesis.

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