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The Apostles' Creed and the Election of Jesus Christ: Karl Barth on the Christ-Conditioned Nature of Divine Providence

To begin this post, I would simply like to quote a section from Christopher Green’s book Doxological Theology in which he examines Karl Barth’s formulation of the doctrine of divine providence in strict accordance with the inner theo-logic of the Apostles’ Creed (after which I will conclude with a few comments of my own): 1,141 more words

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The "Trinitarian Revival," and Does Jesus Come After or Before the Oneness of God?

Katherine Sonderegger identifies Karl Rahner and Karl Barth, respectively, as the seminal heads who initiated what has been called the Trinitarian Revival. She writes:

The “Trinitarian Revival” has been traced to twin geniuses: Karl Rahner and Karl Barth. 1,468 more words

T. F. Torrance

Good Fruit

“If (we) hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source – our living Savior. He is real. 75 more words

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MYWB: Humility in Dogmatics

One of the key features of Barth’s description of the task of dogmatics is the great humility required of the theologian. In Chapter 1 of… 939 more words

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My Year with Barth 2017 (Introduction)

At the beginning of John Webster’s introduction to the life and thought of Karl Barth he quotes Barth from the 1950’s saying,

“Am I deceived when I have the impression that I exist in the phantasy of far to many…mainly, only in the form of certain, for the most part hoary, summations, of certain pictures hastily dashed off by some person at some time, and for the sake of convenience, just as hastily accepted, and then copied endlessly, and which, of course, can easily be dismissed?” (p. 669 more words

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How Not to Read Karl Barth: T.F. Torrance on Cornelius Van Til

There is no doubt that reading and understanding the theology of Karl Barth can be, for many people, a daunting or seemingly overwhelming challenge. Just the sheer size of Barth’s… 1,226 more words

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