The Trinity and Creation in Karl Barth
Any shortcomings of Karl Barth’s view of the relationship between God and creation should not obscure the fact that his Church Dogmatics establishes the doctrine of the Trinity as central to the church’s theological agenda. Gordon Watson proposes that the Trinity, as a basic hermeneutical key, needs to be understood as expressing the language and the structure of the church’s liturgical experience. In this context, the relationship between God and creation takes into full account God’s free condescension as Creator and Reconciler as well as the created integrity of the creature. The Eastern Church’s Trinitarian vision clarifies and resolves the theological inadequacies of Barth’s presentation. This book is a thorough revised and updated edition of the author’s God and the Creature: The Trinity and Creation in Karl Barth (1995). When TF Torrance drew attention to half dozen books among the many on Karl Barth, Watson’s God and the Creature was among this select few (Preface to the second edition of Karl Barth: An Introduction to His Early Theology 1910-1931). This testimonial makes a new edition of Watson’s book, under the title The Trinity and Creation in Karl Barth, most welcome.
By Gordon Watson
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