This scholarly treatment of a pertinent theme in contemporary Barth studies carries research into the hermeneutical dimensions of Barth's Trinity doctrine well beyond what has been available until w. Thoroughly researched, this book enters into the contemporary dialogue on the subject initiated by the German scholar, Eberhard Juengel. Focusing primarily on the functional aspects of the dogma within Barth's Church Dogmatics, Leslie illustrates t only the hermeneutical rules which Barth employs in his theological system, particularly in the theological use of tradition and philosophy, but also the theological understanding of language which underlies these rules. The book offers astonishing new insights into the relevance of Barth's thought for the continuing hermeneutical discussion within Christian theology.
The Author: Benjamin Leslie is assistant professor for systematic theology and Christian Ethics at the North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD. He holds an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, a Th.M. from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland, and the D.Theol. degree from the theological faculty of the University of Zurich.
Benjamin C Leslie
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies, Series 7: Theology & Religion