Karl Barth and the Study of the Religious Enlightenment

Encountering the Task of History

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Michael Jimenez
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , March
     222 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Amy Marga forthcoming.


Encountering the Task of History analyzes the intellectual history of the eighteenth century provided by Karl Barth, most notably in his Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century. Barth anticipates the recent scholarship on the religious roots, impact, and significance of the Enlightenment, foreshadowing the later and now current challenges to the secularization paradigm. This volume seeks to establish a new vantage point through which to understand not only the wider shape of Barth’s work itself but also his standing and contribution to public intellectual scholarship.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael Jimenez holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of Remembering Lived Lives.

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