Movies for the 2018 Markus Barth Convention


Now up are a sequence of movies about Markus Barth, son of the Swiss Theologian Karl Barth, who was nice NT Theologian in his personal proper, from the 2018 Princeton Symposium on Markus Barth.

I’ve at all times admired and loved the work of Markus Barth. He was forward of the sport on so many areas: Paul inside Judaism, pistis christou debate, significance of resurrection within the NT, a theology of baptism and the Lords’ Supper, nice research on Ephesians. I lament that he’s so uncared for!

Everybody in Paul research should learn his article  “Jews and Gentiles: The Social Character of Justification in Paul,” Journal of Ecumenical Research 5 (1968): 241-67.

You may take heed to a few of Markus Barth’s lectures on Ephesian and Colossians in audio.

Right here’s a few of my favorite Markus Barth quotes:

Markus Barth – Lord’s Supper is about Jesus’ Demise AND Resurrection

Markus Barth – On Justified by Religion

Markus Barth – On Paul and scripture.

There’s an incredible Markus Barth bundle accessible at Logos.

The 1995 subject of Horizons in Biblical Theology is devoted to Markus Barth and consists of a number of articles interacting together with his work and, importantly, features a reflective piece by Donald E. Gowan, “In Reminiscence of Markus Barth: A Private Be aware”. A number of quotes from Gowan stand out:

“One of many benefits of getting Markus Barth as one’s mannequin trainer is that his fashion was so distinctive that it was unattainable to mimic him, as different college students have tried to mimic the kinds of their favorite academics. One needed to develop one’s personal fashion, with the goal of constructing an analogous impression on one’s college students: specifically the impression made by Markus’ committment to Scripture because the Phrase of God, his dedication to thoroughness, and his apparent pleasure in discovering new issues in Scripture. I typically inform my lessons how he answered a pupil’s query at Dubuque as to why he didn’t open his lessons with prayer: He mentioned he made no sharp distinction between his exegetical work and his prayer life”.

“On the Divinity College [i.e. Chicago], he represented a problem to the outdated, Chicago liberalism for which that faculty was well-known. The Divinity College Information reported on a congenial, however vigorous dialogue between Barth and Bernard Loomer, an advocate of course of theology … the importance of Markus’ appointment to the Divinity College was emphasised by one pupil’s blunt query: ‘Why did the college appointment Dr. Markus Barth to this college?’”

“Throughout my first yr there, the Biblical Colloquium concerned graduate college students and Bible college in a year-long examine of Romans, and the exchanges between Barth and Robert Grant, who represented considerably completely different approaches to interpretation, supplied younger students an incredible studying expertise. The open boards at his dwelling that yr had been no much less stimulating; we labored our manner by Bultmann’s New Testomony Theology throughout these evenings.”

One other article by Charles Dickinson, “Markus Barth and Biblical Theology: A Private Re-View” is not any much less entertaining than Gowan’s article.

“After breaking a lance with the Bultmannians [Kasemann’s review of Barth’s doctoral dissertation Der Augenzeuge was savage]; serving a pastorate in Bubendorf, Switzerland; and publishing a tome on baptism, Markus was known as to show New Testomony at Dubuque, Iowa; on the College of Chicago; at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; and eventually to succeed Oscar Cullmann in his beloved dwelling city of Basel, Switzerland. It was in Chicago in 1962/63 that one thing of a theological parousia occurred in my very own life, when not solely did Markus Barth – primarily by his weekly theological evenings ‘at dwelling’ – grow to be my very own mentor, advisor, and ‘religious father,’ however Karl Barth himself got here to the College of Chicago in 1962 to ship the lectures which turned the start of Evangelical Theology: An Introduction and to talk with us college students at Markus’ ‘at-home’ that week”.

I additionally discovered it attention-grabbing to study that Markus Barth’s first publication was: “Die Gestapo gegen die Bekenntniskirche,” BN June 19-20 (1937). Heck of a subject to start out your publishing profession on!!! I truthfully want I’d met the man, oh nicely, I’ll compensate for that by studying his many works, esp. on baptism and eurcharist.


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