Archive for the 'Karl Barth' Category

The Pertinence of Theology

May 16, 2011

The pertinence of theology consists in making the exposition of revelation its exclusive task.

Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, II/1, trans. T. H. L. Parker, W. B. Johnson, Harold Knight, J. L. M. Haire, eds. G. W. Bromiley and T.F. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1957), 203.


Hostile gods are false gods

May 10, 2011

For according to the Word which He Himself has spoken in His supreme and final work, there is no other God. All other gods, all gods which are hostile to man, are false gods.

Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, IV/1, trans. G. W. Bromiley, G. W. Bromiley and T.F. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1956), 38.

Dogmatic Intolerance

May 2, 2011

It is only where adversaries are opposed with genuine dogmatic intolerance that there is the possibility of genuine and profitable discussion. For it is only there that one confession has something to say to the other.

Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, I/2, trans. G. W. Bromiley, ed. G. W. Bromiley and T.F. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1956), 827.

Barth Timeline

May 2, 2011

Thanks to Via Crucis for this Barth Timeline which outlines both the German and English publication dates for most of Barth’s works.