Foundation for Reformed Theology


Dr. Richard E. Burnett, professor of systematic theology at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina, and member of the board of directors of the Foundation for Reformed Theology, has edited a newly released book, The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth, in Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology, Westminster John Knox Press.

Karl Barth was the greatest Reformed theologian of the twentieth century, and he continues to speak to us today. His writings figure prominently in the reading lists for the Foundation's ministerial study seminar program and in our other reading programs. We commend this new book to you as a help in understanding him.



Reading Programs
The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth

Featuring essays from renowned scholars, this volume in the Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology series provides an insightful and comprehensive overview of the theology of Karl Barth (1886-1968). This volume offers concise descriptions of Barth's key terms and concepts, while also identifying the intricate connections within Barth's theological vocabulary. Masterfully compiled and edited, this volume features the largest team of Barth scholars ever gathered to interpret Barth's theology. The result is a splendid introduction to the most influential theologian of the modern era.

Contributors include Clifford B. Anderson, Michael Beintker, Eberhard Busch, Timothy Gorringe, Garrett Green, Kevin Hector, I. John Hesselink, George Hunsinger, J. Christine Janowski, Paul Dafydd Jones, Joseph L. Mangina, Bruce L. McCormack, Daniel L. Migliore, Paul D. Molnar, Adam Neder, Amy Plantinga Pauw, Gerhard Sauter, Katherine Sonderegger, John Webster, and many others.

The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth

"One of the most valuable resources for studying and teaching the theology of Karl Barth to be published in the last two decades."
--Daniel L. Migliore, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

"In this highly valuable handbook are collected, like a bunch of flowers, articles on the various topics of Karl Barth's theology. The competent editor Richard Burnett has arranged a helpful approach to the thoughts of the Swiss theologian. This work will surely be used by many for a long time."
--Eberhard Busch

"Richard Burnett has provided scholar and lay reader alike useful and innovative ways to enter into Karl Barth's theology. Whether as reference book, overview or introduction, this handbook is an important addition to scholarship on Barth for a new generation."
--Amy E. Marga, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

"We still need to read Barth-and we still need help in doing so. The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth is a splendid resource for this task. Newcomers will find themselves well-oriented, and even seasoned readers will find themselves stimulated by the first-rate essays in this volume. Read, mark, and enjoy."
--Joseph L. Mangina, Professor of Theology, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

"I know of no work that has collected the insight of so many scholars on so many important themes in Barth's theology between two covers and in an accessible format useful for both the beginning student of Barth's theology and more seasoned reader of his work."
--Kimlyn J. Bender, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
We certainly thank Richard for this work. Dr. James C. Goodloe IV

Finally, in addition to this book, Dr. Burnett is also teaching a course on "The Theology of Karl Barth" for MDiv., ThM., DMin., or CEU credit this fall at Erskine Seminary on Wednesday afternoons. If interested, contact Mary Brown, Director of Admissions, at or 864.379.6596.

Grace and Peace,

Dr. James C. Goodloe IV,
Executive Director
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