Title

Proclaiming Christ : Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth on handing on the word of God in human words

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Ph.D. in Theology

Department

Department of Religious Studies

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Matthew Levering

Abstract

This dissertation seeks to offer an account of the presence of the Word of God in human words, the presence of Jesus in the Church's speech about him. This topic is explored by taking Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth as interlocutors, framing an ecumenical and systematic approach to analyzing the mystery of the Church's preaching and teaching through comparing and contrasting their works on the Word of God. Special focus is on the role of handing on the Word in three genres: biblical exegesis, sermons, and systematic presentations of Christian doctrine (summa and dogmatics). My aim is to offer a Catholic and ecumenical theology of the Word of God: my three-genre focus is essential to this task.

Keywords

Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 Criticism and interpretation, Barth, Karl, 1886-1968 Criticism and interpretation, Word of God, Theology, Theology and Genre, Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Word of God, Doctrine of the Word of God

Rights Statement

Copyright 2016, author

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