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Dialectical Theology
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I. Name – II. History – III. Concept – IV. Positions – V. Phases – VI. Significance

I. Name

“Dialectical theology” refers to the theological movement stimulated and represented by K. Barth, E. Thurneysen, F. Gogarten, R. Bultmann and E. Brunner between 1919 and 1933. Dialectical theology represents a specific variant of dogmatic differential thinking (Dialectics), which, under the conditions of modernity's manifest susceptibility to crisis, rejects a sy…

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Korsch, Dietrich, “Dialectical Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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