The names of Karl Barth, Rudolph Butlmann and Anders Nygren probably mean little to the average Christian, but to the theologian they stand for those Europeans whose influence in the field of theology is of far reaching importance. No student of contemporary theology can avoid the implications of their thinking, and the purpose of this book is to make more available an exposition of their basic assumptions. Professor Gustaf Wingren, Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Lund, Sweden, has done this critically, examining their respective positions on the doctrine of the law in its relationship to the Gospel, and revealing the flaws as he sees them. For those whose serious concern is theology and Biblical criticism, this book will be most welcomm. The general reader, ordained or not, will find it hard going.