Salurante, Tony (2017) THE ELECTION OF GRACE OF KARL BARTH AND HIS IMPLICATION TO INDONESIAN CONTEXT. In: Berjuanglah Sampai Akhir. 230, 1 (230). DELIMA, Jakarta, pp. 185-200. ISBN 978-602-1605-83-7

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Karl Barth was a great scholar in the modern age, yet his innovative thought was influenced by his predecessors such as Anselm, Augustine, Calvin, Kierkegaard. Those theologians contributed to shaping his teaching not only with a fresh and new idea but also with a radical approach, and it causes various reactions from the reformed tradition; his concept of justification and covenant could be a good example for this case. He interprets many Reformed doctrines in a dialectic way; as a result, his thought attracts his contemporary. This many demonstrate that Barth's theology has significant influence for the next generation after him. above all, when we read his work about the doctrine of God, we can find his teaching about the election has significant implications and could have an adverse effect as well. Barth’s works do not always have negative consequences for the church, and, therefore, it is necessary to assess wisely his innovative thinking. According to Gibson and Strange, he has awakened a new interest in the Bible study; he also impacts academic study of Reformed tradition theology and stimulates to approach Christian doctrines from the perspective Christology. In addition, Barth’s theology has also affected the church and has inspired scholars especially those who follow his idea. But others believe his thought was not only liberal but also lead to a miss understanding. His doctrine of election which is one of the complicated concepts has implied universalism salvific. Interestingly, the Indonesian has the ideology that declares a belief in one God — this postulation is not universalism in essence; it is a middle way to unite pluralistic values, beliefs, and religious tradition in Indonesia and some who adapt Barth’s thought of election believes that Barth’s idea is relevant for Indonesian context. This essay will focus on the question; how could Barth's doctrine of election be assessed critically that the reformed could provide an appropriate response to his thought? Firstly, I will elaborate the first principle of Indonesian the ideology, Pancasila. Then, Barth’s life and background will be discussed. Furthermore, Barth’s doctrine of election will be evaluated and finally, we discuss the implication of his teaching in the Indonesian context.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barth, Election, grace, dialectic, salvation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Divisions: Book Chapter
Depositing User: LPMI STT SETIA Jakarta
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 02:42
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 02:42

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