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Oct 2010
6

Grace and Mercy

I was just chatting with a good friend, with whom I have had many theological discussions.  But it all boils down to the advice he gave me (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing his wo..

Jul 2008
24

The Resurrection

“Do you want to believe in the living Christ?” says Barth. “We may believe in him only if we believe in his corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free t..

Dec 2007
9

Barth on Human Wickedness

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: which has since been closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 May 2006. The author asked: ‘And what is the difference between the wickedn..

Dec 2007
5

Biblical Ethics?

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) on 27 April 2006. The author asked: ‘How, though, can the Bible be used to help towards ethical understanding?’ ..

Nov 2007
25

Barth on Mary and Jesus

Given Barth’s well-known polemical style, this quotation is perhaps not that surprising:   Mariology is an excrescence, i.e. a diseased construct of theological thought. Excrescences must be ex..

Nov 2007
10

Barth on the Trinity

Barth, subtle as always:   All theological favouritisms are... forbidden: the one-sided belief in God the Father which was customary in the Enlightenment; the so-called Christocentrism which Pi..

Nov 2007
2

Barth on Liturgy and the Apostolic Succession

I’m currently reading a lot of Barth. Expect more quotations to come! It is a strange thing that when there are revisions of books of order and hymn-books in the Evangelical churches every poss..