Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Theologians for a Post-Christian World

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Wolf Kröke
John P. Burgess
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , October
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Kristoff Grosfeld forthcoming.


Wolf Krötke, acclaimed as a foremost interpreter of the theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, demonstrates the continuing significance of these two theologians for Christian faith and life. This book enables readers to look with fresh eyes at the theologies of Barth and Bonhoeffer and offers new insights for reading the history of modern theology. It also helps churches see how they can be creative minorities in societies that have forgotten God.

Translated by a senior American scholar of Christian theology and an accomplished translator, this is the first major translation of Krötke's work in the English language. The book is necessary reading for those studying Barth, Bonhoeffer, and other developments in modern German dogmatics.

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

Wolf Krötke (PhD, University of Tübingen), widely regarded as a towering figure among late twentieth-century German theologians, is professor emeritus of systematic theology at Humboldt University in Berlin.

John P. Burgess (PhD, University of Chicago) is the James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.