In Van Til and Barth: A Confessionally Reformed Critique, Dr. Jim Cassidy and Dr. Lane Tipton offer extensive exposition and sustained theological critique of Karl Barth from a confessionally Reformed perspective. Dr. Cassidy surveys Barth scholarship, analyzes Barth’s doctrines of revelation, God, and reconciliation, and connects his analysis to the pioneering critique offered by Cornelius Van Til. Dr. Tipton deals with Barth’s doctrine of creation as it is centered on the primordial event of Jesus Christ in which God and man participate together in a transcendent time (Geschichte). Dr. Tipton then sets Barth’s dialectical and mutualist view over against a Vosian approach as enriched by Meredith Kline’s theology of Endoxation. Special attention is given to a close reading and a focused engagement with Barth’s Church Dogmatics as both Cassidy and Tipton demonstrate and extend the value of Van Til’s penetrating critique of Barth’s deeper modernist conception.
Total course duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes.
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- Syllabus [forthcoming)
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