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As in a mirror : John Calvin and Karl Barth on knowing God : a diptych

Cornelis van der Kooi (Author)
"What does it really mean, to know God? What are the grounds for knowing God, what feeds that knowledge, and what is really known? In his search for answers to these questions, the author paints for us a clear picture in two panels of what Calvin and Barth had to say about knowing God: Calvin against the background of pre-modern culture, Barth in response to a post-Kantian culture inclined to agnosticism. Between them, like a hinge between the two panels, we find the philosophy of Kant. The two epochal theological figures are placed next to each other, but without this being at the expense of the power of either. The study does not stop with detached historical analysis, but nourishes the author's own reflection toward a systematic design."--Jacket
eBook, English, 2005
Brill, Leiden, 2005
1 online resource (xii, 471 pages)
9789004138179, 9781429426985, 9781433703850, 9786610859894, 9789047405221, 900413817X, 1429426985, 1433703858, 6610859892, 9047405226
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations1. IntroductionPART I. JOHN CALVIN2. Ways of Knowing3. God: Judge and Father4. The Supper and Knowledge of GodTHE HINGE5. The Turn to the Subject in Kant’s PhilosophyPART II. KARL BARTH6. The Way of Knowing God7. The Doctrine of God8. New Space for Human Action: Barth’s View of the SacramentEVALUATION9. Profit and LossBibliographyIndex of NamesIndex of Terms