Karl Barth’s work—especially The Epistle to the Romans and Church Dogmatics—changed the direction of modern theology. He has been called a modern church father. In this brief survey, Mueller—one of his students at the University of Basel—discusses Barth’s life and thought, theological development, central convictions, major concerns, and creative handling of difficult areas.
About the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series Who are the thinkers that have shaped Christian theology in our time? This series tries to answer that question by providing a reliable guide to the ideas of the men who have significantly charted the theological seas of our century. Each major theologian is examined carefully and critically—his life, his theological method, his most germinal ideas, his weaknesses as a thinker, his place in the theological spectrum, and his chief contribution to the climate of theology today. Welcome to the series.