Ashley Cocksworth, Karl Barth on Prayer, T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology 26 (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), x + 202pp., £ 85.00 (ISBN 9780567655608).Karl Barth on Prayer is a model piece of contemporary Barth scholarship and a valuable offering to theological understandings of prayer. In his treatment of Barth, Cocksworth finds a balance between critique and due deference, demonstrating a deep and extensive reading of Barth, considerable sensitivity to the development of Barth’s thought, and the ability to contribute constructively to a number of various debates concerning Barth’s theology. Cocksworth’s lucid, methodical, and meticulous examination of Barth’s lifelong and considerable interest in prayer provides both the doctrine and practice of prayer with valuable theological enrichment.The book begins with an introductory survey of Barth’s longstanding interest in and writing on prayer, culminating in the remarkable ‘turn to invocation,’ as Cocksworth aptly terms it, in the final lectures intended for the Church Dogmatics. The survey highlights several recurrent themes in Barth’s treatment of prayer, to which Cocksworth will return, particularly the problem of prayer (we do not pray as we ought, yet we are commanded to pray), the priority Barth gives to petitionary prayer, and Barth’s commitment to the relationship between
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