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 Küng; 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 Küng 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