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Contents Preface vii Acknowledgments xi List of Abbreviations xii Introduction 1 1. Jewish-Christian Relations Since 1945 7 Obstacles Along the Way 10 Confessional mea culpas: Church statements addressing the Holocaust 13 Nostre Aetate 14 The 1980 Rhineland Synod 18 Conclusion 21 2. Barth and the Jewish People: the historical debate 25 The Context of Controversy 26 Reading Barth¿s Ambiguity 30 Barth and the Jewish People: how scholars have understood him 32 Barth and the Jews: his personal relationships 38 Conclusion 50 3. Karl Barth and Natural Theology: a case study of the Holocaust as a theological locus 51 The Problem of Natural Theology 53 The Holocaust and the Doctrine of Evil 61 Outline of a Doctrine 65 An Evaluation 70 Conclusion 74 Postscript 75 4. Barth and the State of Israel: between theology and politics 79 Out of the Ashes: The 1948 (re-)creation of Israel 80 The Creation of Israel in the ¿Doctrine of Creation¿ 85 De Gubernatione and the King of Israel 89 The History of Israel as a Witness to the Rule of God 98 Political Support for Israel as a Theological Necessity 111 5. The Function of ¿Israel¿ in ¿The Doctrine of Reconciliation¿ 115 Christological election as the presupposition of dialogic possibilities 118 The Jews in the Far Country 123 The Royal Man 128 The Ministry of the Reconciled Community 130 Conclusion 141 Name Index 147 Subject Index 151 Bibliography 153
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Barth, Karl, 1886-1968.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism -- 1945-.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity -- 1945-.
Barth, Karl, 1886-1968. Lehre von der Versáeohnung.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Holocaust (Christian theology).
Israel -- History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.