Posts Tagged ‘Barth’

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.

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.

Redirected to the Cross

April 13, 2010

Beyond God’s universal goodness in creation and providence, if ever we were tempted to abstract God’s sovereignty, justice, wrath, or righteousness from God’s goodness, we are redirected to the cross, where we behold with unparalleeld clarity the triumph of God’s goodness in the face of Christ, who cries out, “It is finished.” If we are ever in doubt as to how far God will go with his goodness, in view of the hostility with which it is resisted, we read, “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” (John 3:16). As Barth cautions, it is not a “general conception” of love that is definitive here, but the specific act of God in Jesus Christ.

Michael Horton, Lord and Servant (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2005), 56-57.

Barth’s “Almost Hypnotic Elegance”

November 28, 2008

Fred Sanders writes about J. I. Packer’s review of Barth’s theology. Here.