Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth are widely considered to be the greatest North American and Swiss theologians, respectively. Though situated in vastly different contexts and separated by nearly two hundred years, they shared intriguing similarities. Both employed exegesis, theology, and philosophy with ease. Both reasoned with unique quality, depth, and timelessness. Both resisted liberal shifts of their day while remaining creative thinkers. And both were Reformed without uncritically assuming the tradition.
Each chapter brings these theologians into conversation on classic theological categories, such as the doctrine of God, atonement, and ecclesiology, as well as topics of particular interest to both, such as aesthetics and philosophy. As with all great theologians, Edwards and Barth continue to illuminate Christian doctrine. Readers will appreciate their rigor of thought and devotion to Christ.
Theology, Doctrinal; Barth, Karl, 1886-1968; Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758
Reformed Dogmatics in Dialogue: The Theology of Karl Barth and Jonathan Edwards
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Jenson, Matt (2022). Church. Reformed Dogmatics in Dialogue: The Theology of Karl Barth and Jonathan Edwards. 257-284. Bellingham: Lexham Academic.