Eberhard Jüngel: Bibliography of Works in English

Bibliography of Eberhard Jüngel's works in English arranged chronologically:

Jüngel, Eberhard. "God - as a Word of Our Language" in F. Herzog, ed., Theology of the Liberating Word (Nashville: Abingdon, English Translation 1971), pp. 24-45.

—. Death: The Riddle and the Mystery
, trans. Iain and Ute Nicol (Edinburgh: St. Andrew Press, ET 1974).

—. "The Relationship between 'Economic' and 'Immanent' Trinity" in Theology Digest 24 (1976), pp. 179-184.

—. "The Truth of Life: Observations on Truth as the Interruption of the Continuity of Life" in R.W.A. Mackinney, ed., Creation, Christ, and Culture: Studies in Honour of T.F. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1976), pp. 231-236.

—. God as the Mystery of the World: On the Foundation of the Theology of the Crucified One in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism, trans. Darrell L. Guder (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 1983).

—. Karl Barth: A Theological Legacy, trans. Garrett E. Paul (Philadelphia: Westminster, ET 1986).

—. "The Christian Understanding of Suffering" in Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 65 (1988), pp. 3-13.

—. The Freedom of a Christian: Luther's Significance for Contemporary Theology, trans. Roy A. Harrisville (Minneapolis: Augsburg, ET 1988).

—. Theological Essays I, trans. J. B. Webster (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 1989).

—. "Response to Josef Blank" in H. Kung and D. Tracy, eds., Paradigm Change in Theology: A Symposium for the Future (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 1989), pp. 297-304.

—. "What does it mean to say, 'God is love'?" in T. Hart and D. Thimell, eds., Christ in our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. Essays Presented to Prof. James Torrance (Exeter: Paternoster, ET 1989), pp. 294-312.

—. "The Last Judgment as an Act of Grace" in Louvain Studies 14 (1990), pp. 389-405.

—. "Life after Death? A Response to Theology's Silence about Eternal Life" in Word and World 11 (1991), pp. 5-8.

—. "Toward the Heart of the Matter" in Christian Century 108:7 (1991), pp. 228-233.

—. Christ, Justice and Peace: Toward a Theology of the State in Dialogue with the Barmen Declaration, trans. D. B. Hamill and Alan J. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 1992).

—. "The Gospel and the Protestant Churches of Europe: Christian Responsibility for Europe from a Protestant Perspective," in Religion, State and Society 21:2 (1993), pp. 137-149.

—. Theological Essays II, trans. J. B. Webster and A. Neufeldt-Fast (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 1994).

—. "Trinitarian Prayers for Christian Worship," in Word and World 18 (Summer 1998), pp. 244-253.

—. "On the Doctrine of Justification" in the International Journal of Systematic Theology 1:1 (1999), pp. 24-52.

—. "To tell the world about God: The task for the mission of the church on the threshold of the third millennium" in International Review of Mission (April 30, 2000).

—. "Theses on the Relation of the Existence, Essence and Attributes of God" in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001), pp. 55-74.

—. God's Being Is in Becoming: The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth - A Paraphrase, trans. J. B. Webster (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 2001); previously translated as The Doctrine of the Trinity, trans. H. Harris (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, ET 1976).

—. Justification: The Heart of the Christian Faith, trans. Jeffrey F. Cayzer (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, ET 2001).

—. "The Cross After Postmodernity" in One Incarnate Truth: Christianity's Answer to Spiritual Chaos, ed. by Uwe Siemon-Netto (Concordia Publishing, 2002).

—. "Sermon on Matthew 25:1-12" in Toronto Journal of Theology 18:1 (Spring 2002), pp. 13-19.

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D.W. Congdon said…
Bibliography arranged alphabetically:

"The Christian Understanding of Suffering" in Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 65 (1988), pp. 3-13.

Christ, Justice and Peace: Toward a Theology of the State in Dialogue with the Barmen Declaration (ET 1992).

"The Cross After Postmodernity" in One Incarnate Faith: Christianity's answer to spiritual chaos, ed. by Uwe Siemon-Netto (2002).

Death: The Riddle and the Mystery (ET 1975).

The Freedom of a Christian: Luther's Significance for Contemporary Theology (ET 1988).

God as the Mystery of the World: On the Foundation of the Theology of the Crucified One in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism (ET 1983).

"God - as a Word of Our Language" in F. Herzog, ed., Theology of the Liberating Word (English translation 1971), pp. 24-45.

God's Being Is in Becoming: The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth - A Paraphrase (ET 2001); previously translated as The Doctrine of the Trinity (ET 1976).

"The Gospel and the Protestant Churches of Europe: Christian Responsibility for Europe from a Protestant Perspective," in Religion, State and Society 21:2 (1993), pp. 137-149.

Justification: The Heart of the Christian Faith (ET 2001).

Karl Barth: A Theological Legacy (ET 1986).

"The Last Judgment as an Act of Grace" in Louvain Studies 14 (1990), pp. 389-405.

"Life after Death? A Response to Theology's Silence about Eternal Life" in Word and World 11 (1991), pp. 5-8.

"On the Doctrine of Justification" in the International Journal of Systematic Theology 1:1 (1999), pp. 24-52.

"The Relationship between 'Economic' and 'Immanent' Trinity" in Theology Digest 24 (1976), pp. 179-184.
"Response to Josef Blank" in H. Kung and D. Tracy, eds., Paradigm Change in Theology: A Symposium for the Future (ET 1989), pp. 297-304.

"Sermon on Matthew 25:1-12" in Toronto Journal of Theology 18:1 (Spring 2002), pp. 13-19.

Theological Essays I (ET 1989).

Theological Essays II (ET 1994).

"Theses on the Relation of the Existence, Essence and Attributes of God" in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001), pp. 55-74.

"To tell the world about God: The task for the mission of the church on the threshold of the third millennium" in International Review of Mission (April 30, 2000).

"Toward the Heart of the Matter" in Christian Century 108:7 (1991), pp. 228-233.

"Trinitarian Prayers for Christian Worship," in Word and World 18 (Summer 1998), pp. 244-253.

"The Truth of Life: Observations on Truth as the Interruption of the Continuity of Life" in R.W.A. Mackinney, ed., Creation, Christ, and Culture: Studies in Honour of T.F. Torrance (ET 1976), pp. 231-236.

"What does it mean to say, 'God is love'?" in Hart and Thimell, eds., Christ in our Place: Essays Presented to Prof. James Torrance (ET 1989), pp. 294-312.
joshua said…
where is the best place to start with jungel?
D.W. Congdon said…
Good question. His best -- by that I mean the most well-written, concise, and focused -- work is definitely God's Being Is in Becoming (GBB). I would start here, if you feel prepared that is. This book was the hardest thing I had ever read when I first picked it up. After getting a solid handle on the complex language of GBB, pretty much any other work of theology is easy reading. (Jüngel isn't the hardest of all writers, though; Hegel probably has that distinction.)

GBB is important also because it sets up his most important work, God as the Mystery of the World (GMW). If you are a reader of Barth, then GBB is not only very helpful for understanding Barth; it may also be quite a bit more digestible, if you're familiar with Barth's doctrine of the Trinity in CD I & II.

If you read these two works, you've read his most significant major works. However, if I were to recommend a single work for the less ambitious, it would be Justification: The Heart of the Christian Faith. This is a beautiful, pastoral, synthetic work which brings together almost all of his major themes into a single work, and in many ways it gets to the heart of Jüngel's theology in more clear and direct way than the two works I mentioned earlier. Justification is the center of his theology, but it hardly ever comes up in GMW. Justification is also a very accessible book.

Finally, I should mention that Jüngel's best format is the essay, and in many ways his two collection of essays in English are his best works. GBB and GMW are clearly his masterpieces, but Theological Essays I and Theological Essays II contain the most diverse array of thought and give samplings of virtually all of his major theses in essay form. So if you want to start here, you will not go wrong. The essays in Part I are theologically in line with the work in GMW, while the essays in Part II are more in line with Justification.

Personally, if you feel up to it, start with GBB. Move on to GMW if you liked GBB; both are quite difficult. If you want something more accessible and pastoral, go with Justification. Whenever you can or want, read an essay. They are all great.
Todd said…
David,

Thanks for running this site. You've got a great niche in covering Eberhard Jungel.

Do you have any idea when we might see Theological Essays III et al. in English?

Also, is there such a thing as a seminary book sale? Buying some of Jungel's books online like "Justification" is ludicrously expensive, if available. Theology students must be "in the know" about non-advertised book sales. Any vendor recommendations for finding hard to find theology books?
Todd,

I wish there were a Theological Essays III coming out, but from what I can tell, it's not going to happen. I've talked with some people who have translated more essays, but they can't find a willing publisher. Tough times.

As for finding copies of his books, you just have to be diligent. www.bookfinder.com and findbook.info are the best places to look. Princeton Seminary has a large book sale every March, but I don't think you'll find anything by Juengel!
Todd said…
David,

Theological Essays III won't appear translated by John Webster at least. Below is an email I received to my inquiry about Webster publishing a third volume of Jungel:

I'm afraid that my interests have moved on, and I no longer have the time to work on translations; but I'm happy to know that you profited from the first two volumes.

JW

Professor John Webster FRSE
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3UB