The second volume of Brunner's 'Dogmatics', one of the great twentieth-century works of theology, covers the doctrine of creation. The three-volume work presents a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between Barth and Bultmann. The second of the three volumes of Brunner's Dogmatics, one of the great twentieth-century works of theology, covers the doctrine of creation and redemption. The books present a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between the ideas of Barth and Bultmann. The Creator and His Creation: Man's Place in Creation: Man's sin and its consequences: the Person and Work of Jesus Christ - these are the central themes of this second volume of Brunner's Dogmatics. 'The truth which broke through at the Reformation (though later it was again obscured) of the personal character of faith, as "encounter" with Christ, means liberation from the rigidity and ethical sterility of orthodoxy, and sets us free to have a faith which is based on nothing save the Love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. This truth alone can preserve us from sterile "theologizing" and from clericalism, and awaken in the Church a missionary and pastoral spirit.
This is the fundamental aim of the present work.'
Dr. (Heinrich) Emil Brunner (1889-1966) was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and 1955 returned to Zurich. Publications: The Mediator, 1934 Man in Revolt, 1939 The divine imperative, 1941 Justice and social order, 12.06.1945 The Christian doctrine of God, 1950 Dogmatics (3 volumes), 1950-62 The misunderstanding of the church, 1952 Faith Hope and Love, 1957 The Letter to the Romans, 1959 The great invitation Zurich Sermons, 1955 I Believe in the Living God, 1961