«John W. Hart’s careful unraveling of the relationship between Barth and Brunner performs two invaluable scholarly functions. It explores the reasons for their break in careful detail, and, while doing so, gives real insight into the deep theological drives and concerns of two apparently similar, but actually very different, thinkers.» (C. E. Gunton, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College, London)
«Barth’s 'No!' to Emil Brunner is well known, but the roots of it are little understood. It emerged from a relationship of nearly twenty years, on Brunner’s side anxious for affirmation, on Barth’s more and more wary. Brunner’s enthusiasm for Moral Rearmament proved the last straw. Mining hitherto unpublished archive material, John W. Hart provides a fascinating analysis of the relationship of these two theologians, from the war years to their final break in 1934. His study throws light on the theology of the whole period.» (Timothy Gorringe, Department of Theology, University of Exeter)
About the Author
The Author: John W. Hart received his D.Phil. in theology from the University of Oxford. He also holds degrees from Princeton Seminary, Fuller Seminary, and Princeton University. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has served churches in New Jersey and Connecticut. Currently, he is co-pastor (with his wife Rebecca) of The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, New Jersey.