Nine books about or by Barth, ~ 70% off

Some readers may be interested to know of some sales at CBD on books by or about Barth. 
  1. Barth, Homiletics. $6.99 (77% off)
  2. Mangina, Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness. $4.99 (83% off)
  3. Barth and William H. Willimon (ed), The Early Preaching of Karl Barth: Fourteen Sermons with Commentary$3.99 (84% off)
  4. Barth, Insights: Karl Barth’s Reflections on Life and Faith. $3.99 (73% off)
  5. Barth, Prayer. $4.99 (67% off)
  6. Barth, The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life. $6.99 (72% off)
  7. Busch, Karl Barth and the Pietists. $6.99 (74% off)
  8. Küng, Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection$6.99 (83% off)
  9. Barth, Fifty Prayers$4.99 (62% off)
I suspect most are aware that the Hendrickson reprint of the Church Dogmatics is still $100 (90% off), though I’ve heard that shipping is around $50 $10 if you live in the US ($50 internationally). Let me know if anyone else is aware of other discounts not listed here.
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About Jordan P. Barrett

PhD, Systematic Theology, Wheaton College
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6 Responses to Nine books about or by Barth, ~ 70% off

  1. Andy Rowell says:

    1. Homiletics is a set of lectures on preaching from 1933 anticipating the gag on church life under the Nazis. They are the most forceful description of expository preaching out there. But I would say his view of preaching tempered later in life–compare his books of sermons (Karl Barth, Deliverance to the Captives (New York: Harper, 1961); Karl Barth, Call for God (New York: Harper & Row, 1967).). And was not high on seeing these translated and published: “Can you believe it? I am not in favor of a German translation of that work Proclamation de l’Évangile. It is a translation of the copy of a homiletical colloquium I held in Bonn, I think in the summer of 1933. It would make no sense to translate it back into German. Nor do I want the German original to be published-it must be around somewhere-since it has in it many crudities and blunders which might not make it totally impossible in the French sphere but which should not be allowed on the scene in today’s German sphere.” (To Prof. Otto Weber, 4 December 1961).

    2. Editor of Pro Ecclesia, Mangina’s book is very good–mostly an overview of the Church Dogmatics with commentary and comparison to other theologians.

    6. The Holy Spirit and the Chrisitan Life is short and good. I did a short review of it at Amazon.com

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Read a “book” by Karl Barth in a couple hours, January 31, 2009

    This review is from: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life: The Theological Basis of Ethics (Library of Theological Ethics) (Paperback)
    This is a short book by Karl Barth. Actually it is a lecture from October 9, 1929. There are some great moments and gives you a look at his theology. It is 70 pages but almost half of that is endnotes which you can skip. I read it for Willie Jennings’s Duke Divinity School course on Theology of Karl Barth (Spring 2009). If you want to read a book by Barth is a couple of hours, this might be the one. I would probably recommend God in Action: Theological Addresses as a slightly more accessible but larger slim volume by Barth.In the first section, he makes the points: the Holy Spirit is not synonymous with the human spirit (3) and we need to be very cautious before saying “Thus saith the Lord” (10). In the second section, he argues against a view that good works are synonymous with God’s grace–only God judges what can be called “Christian” (37). The third section deals with the importance of the eschatological. On a theological level, Barth takes on Augustine and a Roman Catholic understanding of works in this book so if that is of interest, this would be a good thing to read.

    7. Karl Barth and the Pietists is an interesting reflection by Barth’s executor on how the Pietists fit with Barth–Pietists have many similar traits as American evangelicals. The conclusion chapter is very helpful.

  2. Jordan Barrett says:

    Andy, thanks for these summaries/descriptions – a very helpful addition

  3. Kevin Davis says:

    The $50 shipping charge is just for international shipping. Domestic shipping for the set is about 10 dollars, though CBD will occasionally do free shipping with a coupon (the advantage of being on their email list).

    By the way, the Mangina volume is very, very good. At 5 bucks, I would buy a couple extra copies for friends, to get them interested in Barth.

  4. Jordan Barrett says:

    Thanks, Kevin. I updated the post

  5. Stephanie A. Lowery says:

    Jordan, thanks for the list of Barth books on sale. I have the “Insights” book by Barth, and would recommend it. It’s great to read some shorter, more pastorally-focused pieces from Barth while reading the “Dogmatics,” in order to remember Barth’s heart for the church and his role as a pastor.

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