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January 03, 2014

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Kevin Davis

I still read Brunner! (And I wasn't born until 1982.) I also heard a lecture recently by Paul K. Moser, a highly-regarded evangelical philosopher at Loyola University Chicago, who is also reading Brunner and encourages others to do the same. You may also be interested that David Gilland (PhD., Aberdeen) has just released a book in T&T Clark's Studies in Systematic Theology series: Law and Gospel in Emil Brunner's Earlier Dialectical Theology.

Next month, Alister McGrath is releasing his latest book, Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal.

Gilland has also translated the Barth-Brunner correspondence, which should be released within the next year or early 2015 through T&T Clark.

Alright, I'm finished promoting Brunner for now!

Jim Gordon

Hello Kevin - good to hear from you! And glad to hear from someone who still gives Brunner an honoured place in the pantheon of 20th Century theologians. It's a pity that Brunner has been overshadowed by Barth, because he had a distinctive voice and an equally strong commitment to Gospel and Church. I didn't know about the forthcoming McGrath book and I'll look forward to reading a positive account of a theologian who didn't maske it into any of the books I mention in the post. I think he is at least as important as Pannenberg, though they confronted different challenges and wrote out of dissimilar contexts. I hope McGrath's reappraisal persuades others to go read Brunner.

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