Chapter 6 – One Bite at a Time

We continue looking at Dr Marty Folsom's upcoming book, Learning to Read the Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth - One Bite at a Time. Today we take the view from a mountain loop trail. It is easy to miss, but the Church Dogmatics has an Introduction, plus 16 chapters (and chapter 17 is in the book The … Continue reading Chapter 6 – One Bite at a Time

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Chapter 5 – One Bite at a Time

In this chapter of Dr Marty Folsom's upcoming book - Learning to Read the Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth - One Bite at a Time - we take the view from the mountaintop. The point of this chapter is to capture the 13 [14] separated books in the set of the Church Dogmatics in one paragraph … Continue reading Chapter 5 – One Bite at a Time

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