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Mary and the Mystery of the Incarnation: An Essay on the Mother of God in the Theology of Karl Barth
Andrew Louth, an Orthodox priest, is Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at the University of Durham, where he has taught since 1996. He taught previously in the Universities of Oxford and London and is an expert in the history and theology of Eastern Christianity. He is the author of many books, including ‘The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition’, ‘Discerning the Mystery’, ‘Denys the Areopagite’ and ‘Maximus the Confessor’.
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Professor Andrew Louth shows how the Protestant theologian Karl Barth, in his approach to the mystery of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, opens up a fresh approach to Mary, the Mother of the Lord. Barth’s insights are of particular significance for dialogue between the Churches.