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Questions for Barth on Scripture

Barth seems to want to have his cake and eat it too. On the one hand, he seems to want to affirm Liberal scholarship. On the other, he wishes to affirm Evangelical faith and piety. But these two are as incompatible as fire and water. Here are some questions I would like to ask my Barthian professor Dave Guretzki when I get the chance. I think they get to the bottom of the issues surrounding Barthian Hermeneutics:

Barth: Goals for Class

I could study Barth all my life, and still not understand the man. However, here are my two rather modest goals for the upcoming class on Karl Barth:...

Barth at the News-Stand

The collective message of all of the above (Theology definitely included) is that there seems to be a consensus of style, a heirarchy of opinion driving theology. Is Barth worthy of the attention he receives? Perhaps. Perhaps not. At any rate, it seems very difficult to question him, since "all the cool theologians" have read him and rave about him...

Barth: The Gospel in Moderation

This is an excerpt from my journal, which I kept while studying for a class on Karl Barth. It does not represent my finished thoughts on Barth. Please read my […]

Barthianism: Panacea, or Placebo?

Like Liberalism, Barthianism answers many thorny questions for that most troubled of creatures - the Christian trying to swim upstream in the mighty torrents of Modern/Postmodern intelligentsia. It provides a method of integrating Christianity with Enlightenment Rationality ... However, it proposes nothing basically new or compelling for the average non-Christian. ...