Editor's note: This webinar series has been extended to include a fifth session on Tuesday, June 2, at the same time and accessible by the same link as the other sessions. The new session will be on the local church and "Dogmatics in Outline."
Duke Divinity School Professors Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon will hold a Webinar series of online sessions on the theology of world-renowned theologian Karl Barth by examining his book Dogmatics in Outline, considered by many to be the most influential theological book of the twentieth century.
Through the “Reading Barth Together” series, the pair hope to introduce people to Barth's thought in an accessible form and forum than his more intimidating, unfinished, five-volume theological summa the Church Dogmatics. All are welcome to attend the online sessions regardless of whether they've been reading Barth for years or this is their first exposure to his thought.
The free and public webinar sessions will be hosted each Tuesday in May and on Tuesday, June 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Zoom at https://duke.zoom.us/j/97672236970. The meeting ID is 976 7223 6970. Attendees are limited to first 1,000 people. See more information, if needed, on joining and participating in a webinar as an attendee at the Zoom Help Center: Joining and participating in a webinar.
Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, and Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry, will discuss what Barth is doing in the chapters in Dogmatics in Outline and what those chapters have to do with theology today before taking questions from participants.
For the first session, the pair will consider Barth's accounts of The Task and Faith (Chapters 1-4); for the second, God and Creation (Chapters 5-9); for the third, Jesus Christ (Chapters 10-20); and for the fourth, the rest of the book (Chapters 21-23). The fifth and final session will be on the local church and Dogmatics in Outline, with Hauerwas and Willimon being joined on the panel by some pastors who have used the book in Confirmation classes among other settings. The book is available on Amazon and also to those with access to the Karl Barth Digital Library.
See Willimon’s blog for more details.