Brunner, Emil (1889–1966)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Werntz, M. 2011. Brunner, Emil (1889–1966). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Emil Brunner is located most accurately within the neo-orthodox movement within Protestantism. Colleague and occasional sparring partner of fellow Swiss theologian Karl Barth, Brunner is best known for his three-part systematic theology and as the first expositor of the “neo-orthodox” school in the English-speaking world. Educated at Zurich (1913), Brunner taught primarily at the University of Edinburgh, with other posts at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Princeton Theological Seminary.
- Brunner, Emil (1889–1966);
- neo-orthodox movement, within protestantism;
- dialectical revival in theology;
- revelation of christ, as told by the scripture;
- philosophical cues from kierkegaard;
- Brunner, overcoming the I/thou split, of Buber and Ebner;
- Brunner's influence on ecclesiology;
- Brunner arguing for priority of the spirit, within the church