Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Latest Book Review: Christ Crucified in a Suffering World by Nathan Hieb

Check out the newly revamped website for The Center for Barth Studies There you will find, in addition to many excellent resources for the Karl Barth researcher, my latest publication, a review of Nathan D. Hieb's superb study, Christ Crufied in a Suffering World: The Unity of Atonement and Liberation. In this volume, Hieb provides one model for doing what I should very much like to accomplish constructively: He integrates a Christocentric theology, complete with a strong doctrine of the atonement, with contemporary efforts on socio-political transformation and liberation. As I write:

All too often contemporary theologians create a false binary between traditional atonement doctrines and theologies of liberation. Nathan Hieb seeks to bridge that gap by means of a fresh reading and retooling of Karl Barth’s doctrine of atonement.

I hope this might whet your appetite to read the review and, more than that, to get a hold of Hieb's book for yourself.

Picasso, La Crucifixion (1930)

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