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Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner’s Earlier Dialectical Theology

Religion


by
David Andrew Gilland

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Language: English

The Swiss Reformed Theologian Emil Brunner was one of the key figures in

the early 20th century theological movement of Dialectical Theology.

In this monograph David Gilland offers an account of Bruner’s earlier theology in

relation to one of the central themes of the Protestant Reformation: Law and Gospel.He examines Brunner’s early relationship with

fellow Swiss Reformed theologian, Karl Barth and provides a detailed reading of

a variety of Brunner’s essays from the early to mid-1920s, centering on

Brunner’s efforts to use the Law-Gospel relationship to establish a basis for Christian

theology. After analyzing the influence this has on Brunner’s theological

method, Gilland examines Brunner’s earliest text on Christology, The Mediator (1927).In light of the preceding analysis, the Fourth

Chapter provides a careful reading of Brunner’s controversial polemic against

Karl Barth, Nature and Grace (1934).The monograph concludes with reflections on

Brunner’s earlier theological work and his turbulent relationship with Karl

Barth.

The Swiss Reformed Theologian Emil Brunner was one of the key figures in

the early 20th century theological movement of Dialectical Theology.

In this monograph David Gilland offers an account of Bruner’s earlier theology in

relation to one of the central themes of the Protestant Reformation: Law and Gospel.He examines Brunner’s early relationship with

fellow Swiss Reformed theologian, Karl Barth and provides a detailed reading of

a variety of Brunner’s essays from theā€¦ (more)

The Swiss Reformed Theologian Emil Brunner was one of the key figures in

the early 20th century theological movement of Dialectical Theology.

In this monograph David Gilland offers an account of Bruner’s earlier theology in

relation to one of the central themes of the Protestant Reformation: Law and Gospel.He examines Brunner’s early relationship with

fellow Swiss Reformed theologian, Karl Barth and provides a detailed reading of

a variety of Brunner’s essays from the early to mid-1920s, centering on

Brunner’s efforts to use the Law-Gospel relationship to establish a basis for Christian

theology. After analyzing the influence this has on Brunner’s theological

method, Gilland examines Brunner’s earliest text on Christology, The Mediator (1927).In light of the preceding analysis, the Fourth

Chapter provides a careful reading of Brunner’s controversial polemic against

Karl Barth, Nature and Grace (1934).The monograph concludes with reflections on

Brunner’s earlier theological work and his turbulent relationship with Karl

Barth.

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