How Jewish was Karl Barth?
With this provocative question David Novak opens Karl Barth, the Jews, and Judaism--a volume that brings nine eminent Jewish and Christian theologians into direct and respectful dialogue on a crucial aspect of Barth's thought and legacy.
Highlights of the volume include a personal exchange between Novak and Eberhard Busch; classic essays by Thomas Torrance, C. E. B. Cranfield, and Hans Kung; and a concluding reflection by Ellen Charry on ending enmity. These scholars not only make a noteworthy contribution to Barth studies but also demonstrate creative possibilities for building positive Jewish-Christian relations without theological compromise.
CONTRIBUTORS & TOPICS
David Novak on the extent to which Barth thought like a Jew
Eberhard Busch on three Jewish-Christian milestones in Barth's life
George Hunsinger on Christian philo-semitism and supersessionism
Peter Ochs on "Barthian" elements in Jewish-Christian dialogue
Victoria J. Barnett on Barth and post-WWII interfaith encounters
Thomas F. Torrance on Israel's divine calling in world history
Hans Kung on moving from anti-semitism to theological dialogue
C. E. B. Cranfield on pertinent Pauline texts
Ellen T. Charry on addressing theological roots of enmity