John Webster is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church. He is the author of several books, including "Eberhard Jungel" and "Barth's Ethics and Reconciliation", and he edited, in addition, the "Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth". He is presently co-editor, with Colin Gunton, of the "International Journal of Systematic Theology", published by Blackwell.
"Webster's 'theological essay on holiness" (p.1) is a concentrated recollection of the reformers' fundamental theological insights of in the contemporary horizon of a challenged church. His plea for holiness is well based in that fundament of the church which cannot be disturbed by its current failures or decreasing acceptance. And this makes the essay a strong and strenghtening theological plea." Michael Weinrich, Freie Universitat Berlin, Scottish Journal of Theology, Volume 58/3, 2005.