A huge thanks to Jim West, again!
Once again, a huge thanks to Jim West for sending me his copy of the Evangelische Theologie Zweimonatsschrift (the red book on the left), dedicated to the 70th birthday of Jürgen Moltmann!
There are articles, among others, by Wolfgang Huber, Miroslav Volf, Jürgen’s wife, and a real interesting sounding one: ‘Zum Stichwort “Augenblick”. Eine Theologische und kulturkritische Skizze’, by G M Martin.
Thanks a bunch, Jim! I should start a Jim West Fan Club, and produce badges with his smiling face impressed on them ... (and mine!, while clutching all my Jim-given books!)
The book on the right (Die Sache mit Gott, by Heinz Zahrnt [Piper, München, 1966]) comes with my highest possible recommendations. It is absolutely un-put-downable! For those who want to learn a little more about Barth, Bultmann, Brunner, Tillich etc., and their contributions, this look at protestant theology in the twentieth century (up till the 60s) is written as smoothly as silk, and I’ve learnt a great deal already. It is literally keeping me up at night; I just can’t get enough.
For those of you who don’t read German, then let me recommend this little volume to you to improve your language skills. It is well written (he even pokes fun at Barth’s long sentences!), and the language is manageable for those who may not know too much German. A good book, in other words, to help get you interacting with theological German, without having to jump in at the deep end – and a superb read, all at the same time! Get it! Read it! You won’t regret it!
Oh, and be sure to read Exiled Preacher’s review of Tom Holland’s Contours of Pauline Theology.