CORNELIUS VAN TIL’s Christianity and Barthianism continues in the tradition of Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism. As the title indicates, Van Til is convinced that Barth’s mature theology is as destructive of orthodoxy as early nineteenth and twentieth century Liberalism (or Modernism). In this volume, Van Til analyzes and evaluates Barth’s trinitarian theology, christology, notion of time and eternity, his formulation of Geshichte, as well as philosophical influences on Barth’s thinking.
Offering a critique that was years ahead of its time, Van Til’s analysis of Barthianism as fundamentally opposed to historic Reformed theology remains as sound today as it was almost fifty years ago. This text is required reading for those interested in a critical analysis of Barth’s theology.