This short collection of three articles presents Karl Barth’s mature thoughts of his latter years. The edge and ardor of Epistle to the Romans are tamed and, even, gracious in “Evangelical Theology in the 19th Century” as he recounts and appreciates theological liberalism. And, attempting to capture the essentials of his Church Dogmatics, “The Humanity of God” revitalizes Jesus Christ as the linchpin of theology and anthropology. The collection ends in “The Gift of Freedom” with Barth offering an ethical theory in light of God’s freedom and man’s freedom from God.
This, along with Dogmatics in Outline by Karl Barth, is a great introduction to an illustrious mind.