A clearinghouse for those who study or work creatively within the Dialectical Theology movement inaugurated in the early 20th century by Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, and others.
Neil B MacDonald deposited Wittgenstein and Derrida on the Possibility of Meaning: Hierarchy or Non-Hierarchy, Simple or Non-simple Origin, Deferral or Non-Deferral in the group Dialectical Theology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Meaning understood in terms of teachability and learnability is crucial to Wittgenstein’s later work. As regards the resolution of philosophical problems – and epistemological problems in particular – this approach seems to posit a hierarchy of meaning that excludes endless deferral. This is the basis of Wittgenstein’s attack on philo…[Read more]
Neil B MacDonald deposited Can We Understand the Risen Jesus as Enacting Sovereignty over Space in the Fourth Gospel (or does Jesus ‘Merely’ Pass Through Physical Objects at John 20:19-20)? in the group Dialectical Theology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
In interpreting the risen Jesus’ action of appearing ‘out of nowhere’ at John 20:19-20 (and Luke 24:36) and his inferred action of rising from the dead at John 20:5-7 (and Luke 24:12), the consensus of both classical and modern biblical tradition has been to understand these actions as Jesus in some sense passing through physical objects and there…[Read more]
Neil B MacDonald deposited Karl Barth and the Resurrection of ‘Time Past’: The Risen Jesus, Sovereignty over Time, and Absolute Identity in the group Dialectical Theology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
In the section ‘Jesus Christ, Lord of Time’ in Church Dogmatics III/2 Karl Barth held that lordship or sovereignty over time was central to the reality of the risen Jesus. I argue that his enacting sovereignty over time coincided with the very resurrection of time itself – the past recapitulated in the present – in a way necessarily invol…[Read more]
This document provides a set of study or discussion questions for each chapter and appendix in my book, “Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwitzer” (Fortress 2017). It is provided to facilitate classroom adoption and use in diverse study groups.
Jason Goroncy deposited ‘“That God May Have Mercy Upon All”: A Review-Essay of Matthias Gockel’s Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election’ in the group Dialectical Theology on Humanities Commons 4 years ago
‘“That God May Have Mercy Upon All”: A Review-Essay of Matthias Gockel’s Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election’. Journal of Reformed Theology 2, no. 2 (2008), 113–30.