Title

Encountering the Task of History: Karl Barth’s Study of the Religious Enlightenment

Publication Date

5-2014

Abstract

There are substantial changes within the historiography of the Enlightenment era in recent years especially in seeing its religious roots. These changes happened concurrently with the so-called return of the religious within the academy. This study analyzes the intellectual history of the eighteenth century by Karl Barth in his Protestant Theology. He anticipates the recent scholarship on the religious Enlightenment. Barth is the foremost theologian of the twentieth century, but his historical work is not given its due. This study seeks to correct this deficiency. Barth reveals that the Enlightenment era was a time of religious reform, which allows him to be part of a number of thinkers to challenge the secularization paradigm. This paper aims to establish Barth as an intellectual historian of the modern era by examining his historical work even as it continues into the Church Dogmatics.

Degree Name

PHD in Theology

First Advisor

Loewen, Howard J.

Date Uploaded

12-11-2018

Collection Number

ATS1643E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Jimenez_fuller.ats_1643E_10036

Language

English

Keywords

Karl Barth, Knowledge and learning, Enlightenment, Historiography, Learning and scholarship

Disciplines

Missions and World Christianity

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12-11-2018

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