New Book: Karl Barth's Trinitarian Theology by Peter S. Oh
A Study of Karl Barth's Analogical Use of the Trinitarian Relation
by Peter S. Oh
|Pub Date: 20 Nov 2006|
Karl Barth's Trinitarian Theology is an original and insightful discussion of the theme of the Trinity in the thought of Karl Barth with particular reference to ecclesiology. The book examines Karl Barth's analogical use of the Trinity, with respect to various patterns of divine-human communion in the context of the doctrine of redemption. In the first part of the book, Oh explores Barth's understanding and use of analogy throughout his theological development. To support his argument on the concept of analogy and in order to place Barth's moral theology in context, Oh compares the work of Kierkegaard and Barth. This research gives fresh insight into Karl Barth's Trinitarian, theological hermeneutics. In Part II, Oh examines Barth's analogical use of the doctrine of the Trinity from an ecclesiastical perspective. He demonstrates an indirect relationship and similarity between the perichoretic ‘intra divine’ communion and the complementary ‘divine-human’ relation in Barth's theology of redemption.
| Peter S Oh |
Dr Peter Oh graduated from Yale University, USA, and obtained his PhD from Kings College, London, UK (under the supervision of Colin Gunton). He is currently a research fellow at the Eberhard-Karls-Universitat in Tubingen, Germany, where he is working on his habilitationsschrift.
'Barth's doctrines of the Trinity and the church continue to provoke debate; this thorough study offers new matters for reflection not only to Barth specialists but to any interested in the study of Christian doctrine'.
'Focusing on the concept of perichoresis in Barth's Trinitarian theology, this book offers a perceptive study of a little noticed feature of Barth's thought and ably demonstrates the considerable importance of the concept to his wider theological concerns. The book thus constitutes an original and challenging contribution both to Barth studies and also to the field of ecclesiology where the notion of perichoresis is especially applicable.'