True Religion

True Religion? It may seem strange that a chapter in Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics that began with such a harsh criticism of human religion, ends with a discussion of true religion. Remember Barth's sweeping statement? "Religion is unbelief." Religion reveals the sin and pride of humanity, grasping after divine power and trying to justify itself. … Continue reading True Religion

An Orientation to Karl Barth’s Critique of Human Religion

It is sometimes said, “Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” The assumptions behind this statement are: 1) religion is the human attempt to control the cosmic powers that rule over the world and to justify itself before those powers; 2) Christianity has features that make it different from all other religions and that … Continue reading An Orientation to Karl Barth’s Critique of Human Religion