So, I decided here to read his brief theology here. Im glad I did. It was difficult to get through at times, but worth it. Unexpectedly biblical, God-honoring, Christ-centered, and even theologically conservative. I say surprisingly and unexpectedly above because Barth is usually known for his Neo-orthodox views, and Ive heard many inside the Reformed camp which I happily settle in rightly critique this.
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So, I decided here to read his brief theology here. Im glad I did. It was difficult to get through at times, but worth it. Unexpectedly biblical, God-honoring, Christ-centered, and even theologically conservative.
I say surprisingly and unexpectedly above because Barth is usually known for his Neo-orthodox views, and Ive heard many inside the Reformed camp which I happily settle in rightly critique this. So, I always thought Barth was quite liberal in his theology. But this is quiet from the case. Anyone who might think that is the case, I encourage you to read this book. This man cares about the gospel of Christ, and even is defending it throughout in a conservative way. Moreover, at least in his work, none of his subversive Neo-orthodox views arose.
Lewis with his ability to creatively think, apply, and wonder although to be clear Lewis, in my opinion, is much cleverer. And I really appreciate it. I wish he emphasized somethings more than he did, and thought he went off tangents at times. But overall, a good concise theology. He takes the Creed phrase by phrase and explains it—again, in his Lewis-like creative way.
And what interests me is not myself with my faith, but He in whom I believe. And then I learn that by thinking of Him and looking to Him, my interests are also best provided for. We would rather to live by grace. Something within us energetically rebels against it. We do not wish to receive graces t best we prefer to give ourselves grace. Bu then our talk is of Him and we speak of Him as a familiar entity, who is more familiar and real than any other reality and who is nearer to us than we are to ourselves, it is not because there may have been particularly pious people who were successful in investigating this Being, but because He who was hidden from us has disclosed Himself..
He whose nature and essence consit, whose existence is proved, in His descending into the depths, He the Merciful, who gives Himself up for His creature to the utter depths of the existence of His creature—He is God in the highest. Not inspire of this, not in remarkable paradoxical opposition, bu the highness of God consists in His thus descending. This is His exalted nature, this His free love.
Anyone who wants to look up to some other height has not understood the utter otherness in God, he would still be in the tracks of the heathen, who look for God in an endlessness. He is utterly other than we think our gods. It points man to his limitations: there you may hold out. You can be a revolutionary, but you can also be a conservative. Where this contrast between revolutionary and conservative is united in one man, where may be at once quite restless and quite at rest, where he may be with other in that way in the congregation, in which the members recognize each other in longing and in humility in the light of the divine humor, he will do what he has to do.
In this light all our Church action is allowed and in fact commended. So the Church, waiting and hurrying, goes to meet the coming of the Lord. But here in the congregation it is recognize, it is seen and experienced, what Christ is for man, for all men, in order hat witness may be borne from here.
Dogmatics in Outline
Nara If we Christians are sincere, we have to concede that this holds no less of Church history than of world history. It seems within many American churches as if political issues and social issues are taboo as far as sermons are concerned. We all share humiliation. FT March Karl Barth: Dogmatics in Outline What this period symbolised was a breakdown in the modernist and enlightened ideas of the 18th and 19th century which saw the idea that humanity no longer needed God and that they could create paradise on Earth develop.
BARTH DOGMATICS IN OUTLINE PDF
Sunday, January 12, Summary of Karl Barth: "Dogmatics in Outline" Dogmatics is the critical science, which task is to provide appropriate and accurate language when speaking about the triune God and the proclamation of the Gospel. This science can only be fully studied in the context of the Church, thus leading to the title Church Dogmatics. Barth uses this science, or Dogmatics, to search and discover truths concerning the Apostles Creed. He links faith to three categories trust, knowledge and confession. Faith as trust, is concerned with meeting Christ. For Barth, this meeting is one where God is the object of faith and the believer the subject. This is what it means to have faith as trust.