Suggestion: Works of Emil Brunner

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Keith Ferguson | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 26 2011 2:59 PM

I would like to see the works of Emil Brunner in Logo format.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 3:29 PM

Keith Ferguson:
I would like to see the works of Emil Brunner in Logo format.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 4:31 AM

MJ. Smith:
personally the Oliver 88 was my obsession

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 8:20 AM

Keith Ferguson:

I would like to see the works of Emil Brunner in Logo format.

Logo format?  Like this? 

 

Brunner was a distant 3rd in the triumvirate of theologians (Barth, Tillich, Brunner -- Berkhouwer came in somewhere) when I was in seminary.  I had Tillich and Brunner as well as Berhouwer (in Dutch since it was cheaper) , but there was too much Barth at too high a price for a student's budget.  For the most part Brunner has faded in interest, and even Tillich isn't so prominent today, but Barth remains.  I would agree though that we should have him in Logos.

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Agnes Brady | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:04 AM

I too would like to see the works of Brunner offered, either individually or as a bundle.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 28 2013 3:59 AM

Agnes Brady:

I too would like to see the works of Brunner offered

Same here! Yes

This should really be a "piece of cake" for Logos, since it seems that quite a number of Brunner's works have been translated into English and subsequently fallen into the public domain (see archive.org - they have some, classified as "out of copyright" as confirmed by university librarians - or google books).   

Most relevant:

  • Dogmatics (three volumes)
  • The Mediator (which happened to be the only work of theology mentioned by title in the last year from stage in our congregation!) 

but also smaller, more lay-people oriented ones such as

  • Our faith (my "SCM Cheap" paper copy was reprinted nearly every year between 1948 and 1962)
  • I believe in the living God

and his commentary on Romans (which I own in a blackletter typeface edition from 1948)

Two quotes from http://bible.faithlife.com/books/28792152329b1f94c95d501eebd897c0/article/R28 

"Brunner was much better known than Barth in the English-speaking world up until the 1950s, when interest in Barth surpassed interest in Brunner. Once Barth’s fame spread, Brunner’s influence was largely eclipsed except in seminary classrooms. Even there, however, professors of theology often used Brunner to discuss Barth! Barth is difficult to read; Brunner isn’t."

"A great many evangelical and moderately Reformed theologians and pastors adopted Brunner’s position rather than Barth’s. Brunner founded no school of theology; there are not “Brunnerians” as there are “Barthians.” But his influence seeped into the fabric of late twentieth-century Christian thought and convinced many of the value of a modest apologetic approach to the gospel, combined with a strong belief in the power of the Word of God itself to draw people into encounter with Jesus Christ."

So, please!

 

  

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JPH | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 28 2013 7:06 AM

Yes

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 29 2013 10:13 AM

NB.Mick:

but also smaller, more lay-people oriented ones such as

  • Our faith

See http://community.logos.com/forums/p/72009/501365.aspx#501365 for information about a PB source.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 12 2014 1:52 AM

NB.Mick:

Agnes Brady:

I too would like to see the works of Brunner offered

Same here! Yes

This should really be a "piece of cake" for Logos, since it seems that quite a number of Brunner's works have been translated into English and subsequently fallen into the public domain (see archive.org - they have some, classified as "out of copyright" as confirmed by university librarians - or google books).   

Most relevant:

  • Dogmatics (three volumes)
  • The Mediator (which happened to be the only work of theology mentioned by title in the last year from stage in our congregation!) 

but also smaller, more lay-people oriented ones such as

  • Our faith (my "SCM Cheap" paper copy was reprinted nearly every year between 1948 and 1962)
  • I believe in the living God

and his commentary on Romans (which I own in a blackletter typeface edition from 1948)

Two quotes from http://bible.faithlife.com/books/28792152329b1f94c95d501eebd897c0/article/R28 

"Brunner was much better known than Barth in the English-speaking world up until the 1950s, when interest in Barth surpassed interest in Brunner. Once Barth’s fame spread, Brunner’s influence was largely eclipsed except in seminary classrooms. Even there, however, professors of theology often used Brunner to discuss Barth! Barth is difficult to read; Brunner isn’t."

"A great many evangelical and moderately Reformed theologians and pastors adopted Brunner’s position rather than Barth’s. Brunner founded no school of theology; there are not “Brunnerians” as there are “Barthians.” But his influence seeped into the fabric of late twentieth-century Christian thought and convinced many of the value of a modest apologetic approach to the gospel, combined with a strong belief in the power of the Word of God itself to draw people into encounter with Jesus Christ."

I think it's time to bump this, if for no other reason than to ask for the German language versions along with the English. Please bring those works!

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 6 2014 5:50 PM

NB.Mick:

Most relevant:

  • Dogmatics (three volumes)
  • The Mediator (which happened to be the only work of theology mentioned by title in the last year from stage in our congregation!) 

Just finished a PB of The Mediator. Of course an official Logos edition would be good too....

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 7 2014 9:02 AM

Brunner was one of the big 3 protestant systematicians in the 20th century and should therefore be represented.  Also, Tillich, another of the big 3 (care to guess who is the third?), should also be included though I can already hear most of our more conservative members screaming.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 7 2014 11:22 AM

Elert?

Althaus?

Sasse?

Pannenberg?

His teacher, Schlink?

Any of the Lund school?  (Aulen, Nygren, and Wingren)

Thielicke?

Ebeling?

Bonhoeffer?

Juengel?

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