April 6, 2009

Welcome to the thirteenth (13th) issue of ARPTalk. Featured in ARPTalk(13) are the following three (3) articles:
(13.0) (Editor’s Remarks) Barthianism at ETS: Things Haven’t Changed!

(13.1) Bromiley on Barth on Scripture: A Case of Startling Consistency, by Rev. Mark Wright

(13.2) Karl Barth, Bruce McCormack, and the Neo-Barthian View of Scripture, by Dr. William Evans

(13.3) A Seminarian’s Perspective on Karl Barth, Universalism, and the ARP Church, by Mr. Daniel F. Wells
This issue of ARPTalk is rich in scholarship. The three featured articles deal with some of the significant issues regarding Barthianism. (1) Geoffrey Bromiley is one of the leading Barth scholars in the US. Rev. Mark Wright looks at Bromiley’s writings as he interacted with Barth on Barth’s view of Biblical authority. Bromiley’s conclusions are surprising. (2) Dr. William Evans, New Testament professor at Erskine College and Editor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Quarterly, deals with the academic shifts in Barth studies from Neo-Orthodoxy to Neo-Barthian (which, when it comes to Biblical authority, in the opinion of the Editor of ARPTalk, looks like a difference without a distinction). (3) Finally, Mr. Daniel Wells explores the accusations that Barth held to universalism.

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I hope you find ARPTalk(13) interesting and informative. I look forward to hearing from you.

The opinions expressed in the articles of ARPtalk are the opinions of the writers. There are no anonymous articles in ARPTalk.

Charles (“Chuck”) W. Wilson

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