Philosophers

The Life and Works of Balthasar Part 1

By Karen Kilby

Karen Kilby discusses the life and works of Balthasar.

Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest. He argued for a re-enlivening of theology, a return to the 'spirituality-theology' of the Church Fathers, and the study and contemplation of Love as the essence of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

The Life and Works of Balthasar Part 2

By Karen Kilby

Karen Kilby discusses the life and works of Balthasar.

Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest. He argued for a re-enlivening of theology, a return to the 'spirituality-theology' of the Church Fathers, and the study and contemplation of Love as the essence of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

An Introduction to Barth's Theological Development. Part 1 of 2.

By David Clough

David Clough discusses Barth's early theological development.

Karl Barth was a Swiss reformed theologian who stressed the 'wholly otherness of God'. Best remembered for his Church Dogmatics and Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, he argued that the essence of the Christian message is the overwhelming love of a transcendent God who is completely free from domestication yet nevertheless offers revelation, freedom and grace.

An Introduction to Barth's Theological Development. Part 2 of 2.

By David Clough

David Clough discusses Barth's later theological development.

Karl Barth was a Swiss reformed theologian who stressed the 'wholly otherness of God'. Best remembered for his Church Dogmatics and Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, he argued that the essence of the Christian message is the overwhelming love of a transcendent God who is completely free from domestication yet nevertheless offers revelation, freedom and grace.

Martin Buber

By Daniel Weiss

Daniel Weiss talks about the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and the influential nature of his philosophy.

Martin Buber was an Austrian Jewish and Israeli philosopher. His most famous book, the slim, poetic and highly complex Ich und Du (I and Thou) set out his theory of dialogical existentialism founded in encounter. From this he argued that a true relationship with God must be experienced and met, not simply thought of and expressed.

The Life, Works and Influence of Joseph Butler

By Christopher Cunliffe

Christopher Cunliffe discusses the life, works and influence of Joseph Butler highlighting his focus on moral philosophy and theological application to everyday life.

Joseph Butler was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Oxfordshire. He is known, among other things, for his critique of Deism, Thomas Hobbes's egoism, and John Locke's theory of personal identity. Butler influenced many philosophers and religious thinkers, and is widely considered as one of the preeminent English moralists.

The Life, Works and Influence of John Calvin

By Tony Lane

Tony Lane discusses the life, works, theology and influence of Calvin as a second generation reformist.

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