Verbum Christi
Vol 5 No 1 (2018): Verbum Christi

THE COMPARISON OF JOHN CALVIN AND KARL BARTH ON THE DOCTRINE OF UNION WITH CHRIST

Jason Zhao (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)



Article Info

Publish Date
16 Apr 2018

Abstract

This article will continue to explore the influences of Calvin and Barth's different ontology on their distinct doctrine of union with Christ. After presenting Calvin's doctrine of union with Christ and Barth's teaching of participation in Christ, I will bring together the work of the previous study through comparison and evaluation. Although both Calvin and Barth adopt a Christocentric approach and similarly have a distinction between believers' objective and subjective union with Christ, their distinct ontological presuppositions, within their own philosophical and cultural contexts, drive Calvin to a theology of union with "being" and Barth to that of union with "doing". In that sense, Barth, in line with his actualistic ontology, does not only depart from Calvin in his doctrine of election as he claims, but also in his doctrine of participation in Christ or union with Christ, although he retains the Calvinist terminology.  

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VC

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Subject

Religion Humanities

Description

Jurnal ini berfokus pada studi-studi dalam teologi Reformed antara lain studi biblika, sistematika, historis, apologetika, filosofis, etika, praktika dan ...