Category Archives: Karl Barth

I Wonder Therefore I Am (A Theologian)

What is the posture of a theologian? Or, how does one begin to tackle the gargantuan questions regarding God and God’s relationship to humans? Barth suggests that there should be a deep sense of wonder within the theologian: If anyone … Continue reading

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Church and Theology

A great quote from Barth’s Evangelical Theology: The community speaks in the surrounding world by the positions it assumes on the political, social, and cultural problems of the world. But the question of truth also concerns the community’s order of … Continue reading

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A Bird in Flight

Building on what I wrote yesterday, and on what Barth has written long before me, theology is a task in motion, a science that always proceeds from the movement and revelation of God – nothing else. As Barth writes, “Theology … Continue reading

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Theology as Free Science

“Theology is, for all its modesty, in an exemplary way a free science. This means it is a science which joyfully respects the mystery of the freedom of its object and which, in turn, is again and again freed by … Continue reading

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Too Christocentric?

One of the critiques of Karl Barth’s theology is that he is too Christocentric. These arguments are not without merit. Barth interprets everything in the Bible in light of the radical event of Jesus Christ. I mean, absolutely everything. Is … Continue reading

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Theological Starting Point

Most theology books that I come across these days (especially systematic) begin with the doctrine of revelation and the Bible. This sets a trajectory for the rest of the project to follow. In doing so, by setting the Bible up … Continue reading

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Difficulties in the Theology of Karl Barth

Lately, I have been reading some Karl Barth, and once again, I have a renewed interest in this great theologian. I also had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with a retired professor who was a¬†former student and … Continue reading

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