The Great Reversal: From the Economy of God to Triunity in Modern Theology
In this survey of the Doctrine of God in the modern world, professor McCormack narrates the rise of modern theology from Spinoza, through Kant’s critique of classical metaphysics and on to the philosophical theology of Hegel, all of which engendered the philosophical and theological milieu in which the likes of Hermann, Ritchsl, and Barth found themselves. In particular, Professor McCormack is concerned with demonstrating the anti-metaphysical thinking that necessarily arose as a characteristic of modern theology.
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Bruce Lindley McCormack (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Seminary. A Presbyterian, McCormack is interested in the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. His courses cover Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre and the doctrine of atonement in Christian tradition. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Dialektische Theologie, published in Holland.