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Karl Barth

Karl Barth

by Shao Kai Tseng

Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) has made a monumental impact all along the spectrum of theology and ethics. Among evangelicals, however, myths and caricatures have arisen that must be dismantled to achieve a critically and selectively fruitful engagement with his work. A fresh look at Barth is necessary. Inviting readers to suspend their … Read more…

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant

by Shao Kai Tseng

Immanuel Kant’s stature in the history of Western philosophy is commensurate to Plato and Aristotle, almost unparalleled in modern times. His sophisticated, complex works were a watershed that drove the course of early modern and modern philosophy. In stressing that we do not possess the cognitive power to attain quasi-divine knowledge, he created a system… Read more…

G. W. F. Hegel

G. W. F. Hegel

by Shao Kai Tseng

The works of German philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, published in the early 1800s, deeply influenced subsequent European thought. In the secular sphere, his fingerprints cover “right” and “left” Hegelianism and Marxism. In the theological realm, his thinking shaped David Strauss, process theology, and Barthianism. His ideas have so spread that anyone who … Read more…

Karl Barth's Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and Development, 1920-1953

Karl Barth's Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and Development, 1920-1953

by George Hunsinger and Shao Kai Tseng

Theologians have long assumed that Karl Barth's doctrine of election is supralapsarian. Challenging decades of scholarship, Shao Kai Tseng argues that despite Barth's stated favor of supralapsarianism, his mature lapsarian theology is complex and dialectical, critically reappropriating both supra- and infralapsarian patterns of thin… Read more…