Eberhard Busch

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Research interests



Article on "reformed identity", published in the December 2008 edition of 'Reformed World'

Interview with 'Presbyterian Outlook' about "Reformed Confessions and Confessing Church"

The Covenant of Grace Fulfilled in Christ as the Foundation of the Indissoluble Solidarity of the Church with Israel:
Barth´s Position on the Jews During the Hitler Era

Talk given at Princeton Theological Seminary on June 17, 1999, at a conference about "Karl Barth and the future of ecclesial theology". See also here
PDF file (27 pages)


Bibliography of Eberhard Busch

(publications in English only; in chronological order)



Recent publications in German:


Books available in English:

Karl Barth. His life from letters and autobiographical texts.

Translated by John Bowden.
First English Ed. by SCM Press, London 1976
Paperback edition by Wipf and Stock, Eugene OR, 2005. 569 pages.

"Based on Barth's own correspondence and notes, this volume provides a running commentary on the events and people in Barth's life from 1886 to 1968. More than one hundred pictures accompany the text, and a long new foreword by Busch - who was Barth's last assistant - offers his current perspective on what he wrote "fairly quickly" almost twenty years ago."
A review of the book


The Great Passion

An Introduction to Karl Barth's Theology
Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley. Ed. and annotated by Darrell L. Guder and Judith J. Guder Paperback; Published 2010 by Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, USA; 312 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6654-7

Drawn to Freedom

Christian Faith Today in Conversation with the Heidelberg Catechism
Paperback; Published 2010 by Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, USA; 384 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6378-2
A review of the book

The Barmen Theses Then and Now

The 2004 Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary
Translated by Darrell and Judith Guder, foreword by Daniel Migliore
Paperback; Published 2010 by Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, USA; 116 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6617-2

Karl Barth & the Pietists

The Young Karl Barth´s Critique of Pietism and Its Response
Translated by Daniel W. Bloesch
Paperback; Published 2004 by InterVarsity Press Academic, Downers Grove IL; 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8308-2741-2

Final Testimonies

By Karl Barth; Edited by Eberhard Busch
Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley
Paperback; Published 2003 by Wipf and Stock, Eugene OR; 68 pages
ISBN 10: 1-59244-402-4


Karl Barth's Reflections on the Life of Faith
Selected by Eberhard Busch.
Translated by O.C. Dean
Published 2009 by Westminster John Knox Press; 136 pages


Abingdon Pillars of Theology
Paperback; Published 2008 by Abingdon Press; 95 pages
ISBN-13: 9780687492466




Festschrift for the 60th birthday of Eberhard Busch:

Herausgeforderte Kirche. Anstöße - Wege - Perspektiven. Edited by Christoph Dahling-Sander, Margit Ernst and Georg Plasger. 493 pages. Published by Foedus-Verlag Wuppertal.

The authors of the 39 contributions are:
Sebastian Barth, Christoph Bizer, Rudolf Bohren, Peter Bukowski, Christoph Dahling-Sander, Hannelore und Ingo Erhart, Margit Ernst, Fachschaft Ev. Theologie der Universität Göttingen, Heino Falcke, Jürgen Fangmeier, Jakob Frey, Zsolt Geréb, Albrecht Goes, Walter Herrenbrück, Hans Hübner, Tamás Jenei, Manfred Josuttis, Bertold Klappert, Diether Koch, Hanna und Hebe Kohlbrügge, Hans-Joachim Kraus, Wolf Krötke, Christian Link, Jan Milic Lochman, Kurt Marti, Henry Mottu, Keiji Ogawa, Milan Opocenský, Marcel Pasche, Georg Plasger, Hans Prolingheuer, William H. Rader, Johannes Rau, H. Martin Rumscheidt, Berndt Schaller, Hinrich Stoevesandt, István Tökés, Michael Weinrich, Peter Welten, Rudolf Weth.
The book also contains a selected bibliography of Eberhard Busch.



University teaching in previous years


conceived December 10, 1998 by Emanuel Busch (kebusch@hotmail.com); last updated January 1, 2013
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