Chapter 4 – One Bite at a Time

After a long and needless delay, we resume our series of blogs on Dr Marty Folsom's upcoming book - Learning to Read the Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth - One Bite at a Time. You can find the previous blogs here, here, and here. Today we take the view of the Dogmatics from the airplane. Marty tries to … Continue reading Chapter 4 – One Bite at a Time

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Man as an Object of Theological Knowledge – Dummies Style

(In which is found a summary of CD III/2, 19-55) We know what true humanity is because the relationship between God and human beings is made known in the Word of God. This relationship is the theme and content of the Bible. To describe what human beings are and what their relationship is to their … Continue reading Man as an Object of Theological Knowledge – Dummies Style

Karl Barth on the hymns of his childhood

The children songs of Abel Burckhart gave Karl Barth his first theological education. Later Barth wrote: What made an indelible impression on me was the homely self-assurance with which these unpretentious verses spoke of the vents of Christmas, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, as though they could have taken place that very morning … Continue reading Karl Barth on the hymns of his childhood