Busch, Eberhard 1937-

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Busch, Eberhard 1937-

PERSONAL: Born August 22, 1937, in Witten, Germany; son of Johannes (a pastor) and Margarete (a musician) Busch; married Beate H. Blum (a pastor), November 25, 1967; children: Emanuel, Christian, Sara, Nathanael. Education: Studied at institutions in Wuppertal, Göttingen, Heidelberg, and Münster, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland.

ADDRESSES: Home— Friedland, Germany. Office— Platz der Göttingen Sieben 2, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Pastor of Reformed church in Uerkheim, Switzerland, 1969-86; University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, professor of Reformed theology, 1986-2002, professor emeritus, 2002—, director of Karl Barth Research Center, 1986—. Princeton Theological Seminary, Warfield Lecturer, 2004; Campbell scholar in Decatur, GA; guest lecturer in the United States, 1985, and in Romania, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. Member of synod, Reformed Church, 1990-2006, and Evangelical Church in Deutschland, 1990-2002.

AWARDS, HONORS: Honorary doctorates from institutions in Romania and Hungary.

WRITINGS

Pfarrer Dr. Wilhelm Busch: Ein Pietist in der Kaiserzeit, Schriftenmissions-Verlag (Gladbeck, Germany), 1969.

Karl Barths Lebenslauf: Nach seinen Briefen und autobiograph. Texten, Kaiser (Munich, Germany), 1975, translation by John Bowden published as Karl Barth: His Life from Letters and Autobiographical Texts, Fortress Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1976.

Freiheit und Autorität: Das Generationenproblem in der Sicht des alten Barth, Theologischer Verlag (Zurich, Switzerland), 1976.

Karl Barth und die Pietisten: d. Pietismuskritik d. jungen Karl Barth und ihre Erwiderung, Kaiser (Munich, Germany), 1978, translation by Daniel W. Bloesch published as Karl Barth and the Pietists: The Young Karl Barth’s Critique of Pietism and Its Response, InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 2004.

Juden und Christen im Schatten des Dritten Reiches: Ansätze zu e. Kritik d. Antisemitismus in d. Zeit d. Bekennenden Kirche, Kaiser (Munich, Germany), 1979.

(With Hinrich Stoevesandt) Der Zug am Glockenseil: Vom Weg und Wirken Karl Barths, Theologischer Verlag (Zurich, Switzerland), 1982.

Unter dem Bogen des einen Bundes: Karl Barth und die Juden 1933-1945, Neukirchener (Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany), 1996.

(Editor) Karl Barth, Gespräche, 1964-1968, Theologischer Verlag (Zurich, Switzerland), 1997.

Grosse Leidenschaft: Einführung in die Theologie Karl Barths, Kaiser (Gütersloh, Germany), 1998, translation by Geoffrey W. Bromiley published as The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth’s Theology, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 2004.

(Editor and contributor) Reformationstag 1933: Dokumente der Begegnung Karl Barths mit dem Pfarrernotbund in Berlin, Theologischer Verlag (Zurich, Switzerland), 1998.

(Editor) Reformierte Bekenntnisschriften, Neukirchener (Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany), 2002.

(Editor) Karl Barth, Briefe des Jahres 1933, Theologischer Verlag (Zurich, Switzerland), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: Eberhard Busch told CA that the focus of his research and writing is “the beginnings, the history, and the present situation of the Reformed and Presbyterian churches, and their theology; especially research on the theology of Karl Barth in Basel.”

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES

BOOKS

Dahling-Sander, Christoph, Margin Ernst, and Georg Plasger, editors, Herausgeforderte Kirche: Anstösse, Wege, Perspektiven; Eberhard Busch zum 60. Geburtstag, Foedus (Wuppertal, Germany), 1997.

ONLINE

Eberhard Busch Home Page, http://www.gwdg.de/~ebusch/welcome.htm (December 23, 2006).