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A Brief Review of The Word in This World:
Two Sermons by Karl Barth
Kurt Johanson, ed.
Paperback: Regent College, 2007.
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Reviewed by Chris Smith.

There was once a phase in my life where I was reading anything I could get my hands on by Karl Barth.  However, that phase has sorted of waned over the last decade and it has been quite awhile since I’ve read anything by Barth.  Thus, I was delighted to have the opportunity to immerse myself again in some of Barth’s work, when Kurt Johanson invited me to review his new little book The Word in the World: Two Sermons by Karl Barth.   Although Barth’s sermons are an essential part of this volume, they are almost equaled in significance by the supporting materials that Johanson has assembled alongside the sermons here, particularly Will Willimon’s introduction “Preaching with Karl Barth,” in which he examines these two sermons as exemplars within the larger context of Barth’s homiletic work.

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