Ideas on Studying Barth’s Church Dogmatics


Karl BarthI did it. I lastly did it. I learn your entire Church Dogmatics by Karl Barth. What’s the massive deal? That is no easy systematic theology. It’s the measurement of an encyclopedia set. And I learn it as part of my devotions, largely studying two pages at a time.

This isn’t a evaluation of Church Dogmatics, as I don’t really feel certified to try this. However I assumed I might share some ideas.

I did like Barth’s understanding of the Phrase of God. He noticed the Phrase in 3 ways: Christ, the Bible and the proclamation of God’s fact in a worship setting. All three of those themes seem again and again in his work.

Barth was a product of German liberal scholarship. Whereas he reacted in opposition to it, he additionally embraced a few of their conclusions. So far as Barth was involved, it didn’t matter if the upper critics had been appropriate, God would meet us within the studying of the Phrase it doesn’t matter what course of obtained the Bible to us.

Barth was essential of Christian apologetics. However by apologetics, he imply one thing particular: pure theology. He believed that the God you bought to by that course of was not the God of the Bible.

I used to be shocked to find that Barth at one time, really thought of Jesus mythicism after studying Arther Drews.

What I most of all observed was that Barth was a person of religion who had a love for Scripture. His writing type might need been a bit rambling and he had the tendency to jot down multi-page paragraphs. However none of that issues. I may not agree with all of Barth’s conclusions and don’t self-identify as a Barthian however I’m grateful for the impression he has had on Christian theology.

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