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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Karl Barth

After the First World War Swiss Protestant theolgian Karl Barth (1886-1968), began working through the problems posed by war and the failure of liberal theology to account for such a dark episode in human history. The outcome of this was the Epistle To The Romans, which opened the way for a revival of orthodox Protestantism based on the Bible.

Karl Barth published the first volume of his Church Dogmatics in 1932. In his tome, Barth, emphasized the limitations of man, and God's unquestionable authority and transcendence. After criticising the prevailing liberal theology he developed an emphasis on revelation of the Father by the Son through the Spirit.

A socialist in his political views, Barth attacked the Nazis.

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