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The Analogy of Being
Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God?
POD; Published: 12/21/2010
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6533-5
Price: $ 49.50
454 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Explores whether human minds can truly discover God without Christ

Does all knowledge of God come through Christ alone, or can human beings discover truths about God philosophically? The Analogy of Being assembles essays by expert Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox theologians to examine the relationship between divine revelation in the person of Jesus Christ and the philosophical capacities of natural reason.

These essays were inspired by the lively, decades-long debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara, which was first sparked in 1932 when Barth wrote that the use of natural theology in Roman Catholic thinking was the "invention of the anti-Christ." The contributors to The Analogy of Being analyze and reflect on both sides of Barth and Przywara's spirited discourse, offering diverse responses to a controversy reaching to the very core of Christian faith and theology.

  • John R. Betz
  • Martin Bieler
  • Peter Casarella
  • J. Augustine Di Noia
  • Michael Hanby
  • David Bentley Hart
  • Reinhard Hütter
  • Bruce D. Marshall
  • Bruce L. McCormack
  • Kenneth Oakes
  • Richard Schenk
  • John Webster
  • Thomas Joseph White
Matthew Levering
— University of Dayton
"In a fresh ecumenical context, this extraordinary volume rekindles the mid-twentieth-century encounter between ressourcement thinkers and metaphysical theology. The voices of Przywara, Barth, Balthasar, and others speak anew through leading theologians of our own day in these masterfully orchestrated essays."
Hans Boersma
— Regent College
"A profound testimony to the enduring significance of the analogia entis debate between Erich Przywara and Karl Barth."